Cookies Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are harmless text files that allow a website server to recognise you when you revisit the website. There are two main types of cookies:

Transient (or session) cookies.

These are set and exist for the duration of your visit to a specific website and are removed when you finish.
They recognise you as you move, and navigate between, the different website pages so that you do not need to re-enter who you are and often can help to maintain your security.

Persistent (or permanent) cookies.

These remain on your computer until they expire or are deleted.
Many persistent cookies have automatic deletion dates to help ensure your computer doesn't get overloaded with cookies.
Persistent cookies will often retain previously entered information to ease and simplify subsequent data input.
For example: your login user ID or email address.

Like most websites, this website uses both types of cookies to simplify and ease a user's journey and experience. Cookies can also be 1st (first) or 3rd (third) party cookies:

1st Party:

These are owned and created by us for the website you're viewing.

3rd Party:

These are owned and created by an independent company. Usually this is a company partnering to provide services to us as owners of the website.

We use both our own (first-party) and partner companies' (third-party) cookies to facilitate and support a simpler and more secure website experience for our users.

What we use cookies for

We use cookies to:

  • Gather information on a user's journey across our sites
  • Ensure your privacy is protected in our secure sites
  • Store your login details for our secure sites
  • Temporarily store input information in any of our calculators, tools, illustrations and demonstrations
  • Store details of your marketing, product and business preferences to improve our targeting to you and enhance your journey through our sites and partner sites
  • Evaluate our sites' advertising and promotional effectiveness (we own the anonymous data collected and don't share it with anyone)
     

We don't and will never:

  • use cookies to track your Internet usage after leaving one of our sites
  • store personal information in them that others could read and understand
  • sell or distribute cookie information without your prior consent.

Cookies we use on our sites

The following two tables provide a list of all cookies used on our sites with a brief information of their purpose and their key attributes.

Table of 1st (first) party cookies

Name

Domain(s)

Purpose

Expires

__tese

timeshighereducation.com

 

These cookies are used to collect information for internal analytics about how visitors use our site.  

1 year

__tess

timeshighereducation.com These cookies are used to collect information for internal analytics about how visitors use our site. The cookie is only valid during current browser session and it will be deleted when you close the browser. Session cookie 

__tesu

timeshighereducation.com  These cookies are used to collect information for internal analytics about how visitors use our site. 1 year 

__tesv

timeshighereducation.com  These cookies are used to collect information for internal analytics about how visitors use our site. 30 minutes 

AnonymousUserId

timeshighereducation.com

 

1 day

BrowserSession

timeshighereducation.com   30 minutes

cookie-agreed

timeshighereducation.com Tracks agreement to the cookie notification End of following month

Drupal.visitor.commerce_currency

timeshighereducation.com Allows the user to save a currency for use in the web store. 1 year

Drupal.visitor.path

timeshighereducation.com Tracks user's path. 1 year

Drupal.visitor.the_user_show_menu

timeshighereducation.com Tracks the state of the user's menu and whether to keep it open for them or not. 1 year

FixedFacetDefaults

timeshighereducation.com    Session cookie

geoCountry

timeshighereducation.com  Saves the user's country for localised content. Session cookie

has_js

timeshighereducation.com  Whether or not JavaScript is enabled to allow for a more interactive experience. Session cookie

hybridauth_last_provider

timeshighereducation.com  Which social method (if any) was last used to register/log in. 1 month

JSMRI

timeshighereducation.com    5 years

NO_CACHE

timeshighereducation.com    5 minutes

pw

timeshighereducation.com  The state of the paywall to the user. 10 days

siteCountry

timeshighereducation.com  Saves the user's country for localised content. 2 years

siteCurrency

timeshighereducation.com  Allows the user to save a currency for use in the web store. 1 year

surveyAnswer

timeshighereducation.com  The user's answer to the footer survey questions, used for localised content. 1 year

UserSessionState

timeshighereducation.com    Session cookie

Table of 3rd (third) party cookies

3rd Party

Name

Domain(s)

Purpose

Expires

 Doubleclick for Publishers __gads timeshighereducation.com   2 years
  _ga timeshighereducation.com   2 years
  _gat timeshighereducation.com   Immediately
  _gid timeshighereducation.com   1 day 
 Microsoft Bing Ads _uetsid timeshighereducation.com  Microsoft Bing Ads Universal Event Tracking (UET) tracking cookie. 30 minutes

Google Analytics

_utma

timeshighereducation.com

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site.

We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site.

The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
See an overview of privacy at Google

2 years

Google Analytics

_utmb

timeshighereducation.com

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site.

We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site.

The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
See an overview of privacy at Google

20 minutes

Google Analytics

_utmc

timeshighereducation.com

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site.

We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site.

The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
See an overview of privacy at Google

Session cookie

Google Analytics

_utmz

timeshighereducation.com

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site.

We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site.

The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
See an overview of privacy at Google

6 months

  GoogleAdServingTest     Immediately
adform.net uid     2 months
  TPC     2 days
track.adform.net cid     2 months
  C     1 month
  EBFC22587443     1 week
  EBFCD22587443     End of the day
adnxs.com sess     1 day
adsrvr.org TDID     1 year
Amazon Web Services AWSALB timeshighereducation.com   1 week
bing.com MUID    Microsoft User Identifier tracking cookie used by Bing Ads 4 weeks
bat.bing.com MUIDB    Microsoft User Identifier tracking cookie used by Bing Ads 1 year
doubleclick.net IDE    Google advertising cookie used for user tracking and ad targeting purposes 1 year
  test_cookie     2008
nr-data.net JSESSIONID     Session cookie
twitter.com personalization_id     2 years
cdn.syndication.twimg.com lang     Session cookie

Cookies categorised as intrusive

Cookies can be categorised as being 'intrusive' or not in relation to storing any data items that could potentially identify some aspect of an individual user's identity; whether real or a pseudonym.

Whilst in legal interpretations there are degrees of intrusiveness, TES Global has adopted the more cautious definition where any cookie that has a single identifying data item is categorised as 'intrusive'. All intrusive cookies, whether session or persistent, are stored in encrypted form to protect against any possibility of accidental or unintended disclosure.

Changing your cookie settings

To enable or disable cookies, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the 'Help', 'Tools' or 'Edit' facility). Alternatively, an external resource is available at www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org providing specific information about cookies and how to manage them.

Please note that if you set your browser to disable cookies, you may not be able to access secure areas of this website, such as any online services that require registration.

Secure online services

Any secure online services you subscribe to will probably use cookies to enable information about you and your preferences to be stored and to help protect your account and information. In such circumstances, cookies are essential to the service being provided securely and effectively.

If you choose to decline providing consent to use of cookies, it is unlikely that you will be able to continue to use the service.

Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations

A revision of the EU e-Privacy Directive requires that organisations must obtain prior consent from users for the use of cookies, which may be deemed to be intrusive on the user's privacy.

We are currently working towards implementing the new requirements in line with guidance from the United Kingdom Information Commissioner.