Cookie use statement


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Edinburgh Napier University's use of cookies


Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website by collecting standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. Our internal website for staff also uses cookies.

We use the following types of cookies:

Essential cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.

Analytical cookies. These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our website and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This information helps us make our website work more efficiently.

The information we collect using cookies does not identify anyone. No attempt is made to ascertain the identities of those visiting our website and we will not associate any information gathered from our website with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website we will make it clear when we collect this information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

The table below explains the cookies we use and for what purpose:


System Cookie name Cookie type

Creation and Deletion

APUC MCMSIsLoggedOn; MCMSIsLoggedOnUser; MCMSUserID; MCMSUserType Essential Cookies are created as soon as a user Logs onto the admin system, all cookies are deleted either when the user logs out of the service or closes down the browser.

Checks if the visitor is logged on to the system; determines the type of user the visitor is; adds/revokes site functionality as required.

Google Analytics _ga Analytical The cookie is created when the user first visits the page, and expires after 2 years.

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including: the number of visitors to the site; where visitors have come from and the pages they have visited. We use information collected by Google Analytics to improve the user experience, understand how users engage with our website, compile reports and help us improve our website.

Video Service ASP.NET_SessionId Session Cookie Cookie is created as soon asa user accesses the site, deleted when the user leaves the site, not persistant.

Session cookie to ensure that you are recognised when you move from page to page within the site.




​Session Cookie

Cookies are created as soon as a user Logs onto the admin system, all cookies are deleted either when the user logs out of the service or closes down the browser.


​Cookies added by addthis.com to enable and monitor page sharing via sharing buttons, and expire after two years


​Analytical ​Cookies created by Google Analytics and used to collect information about how visitors use our WordPress blog service, and expire after two years.
Purpose ​​Cookies are used on our WordPress service to check if a user is logged in, to monitor how content is being shared via AddThis sharing tools and to see how users move from page to page within the site.

YouTube cookies


We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube's privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. Find out more about YouTube's privacy-enhanced mode.


Third party cookies


We have no control over cookies used by third parties such as Google Analytics or YouTube. If you are concerned about cookies used by third parties please visit All About Cookies to see how to control cookie usage.