Cookies

When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

  • enabling a service to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task.
  • recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested .
  • measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they work quickly.

You can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them through Internet browser cookies - what they are and how to manage them (external link).

Use of cookies on scholarship-search.org.uk

Below is further information on the cookie name, how the cookie information is used and the length of time a cookie is active.

Cookie Name What it’s for Life time
__gads This cookie is used by Google's DoubleClick for Publishers system which serves the banner advertising on the site. 2 year
__utma This cookie is used to record anonymous information about the traffic the site receives. This particular cookie is one of a number of cookies on the site from the third party Google Analytics traffic statistics service. This data informs us on how to improve for our users the pages and journeys on the site. 2 years
__utmb This cookie is used to record anonymous information about the traffic the site receives. This particular cookie is one of a number of cookies on the site from the third party Google Analytics traffic statistics service. This data informs us on how to improve for our users the pages and journeys on the site. Today
__utmc This cookie is used to record anonymous information about the traffic the site receives. This particular cookie is one of a number of cookies on the site from the third party Google Analytics traffic statistics service. This data informs us on how to improve for our users the pages and journeys on the site. At end of the session, when you close the browser.
__utmz This cookie is used to record anonymous information about the traffic the site receives. This particular cookie is one of a number of cookies on the site from the third party Google Analytics traffic statistics service. This data informs us on how to improve for our users the pages and journeys on the site. 6 months
s_cc This cookie is used to record anonymous information about the traffic the site receives. This particular cookie is one of a number of cookies on the site from the third party Omniture traffic statistics service. This data informs us on how to improve for our users the pages and journeys on the site. At end of the session, when you close the browser.
s_nr This cookie is used to record anonymous information about the traffic the site receives. This particular cookie is one of a number of cookies on the site from the third party Omniture traffic statistics service. This data informs us on how to improve for our users the pages and journeys on the site. 1 year
s_sq This cookie is used to record anonymous information about the traffic the site receives. This particular cookie is one of a number of cookies on the site from the third party Omniture traffic statistics service. This data informs us on how to improve for our users the pages and journeys on the site. At end of the session, when you close the browser.
s_vi This cookie is used to record anonymous information about the traffic the site receives. This particular cookie is one of a number of cookies on the site from the third party Omniture traffic statistics service. This data informs us on how to improve for our users the pages and journeys on the site. 5 years