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This policy explains the cookies that may be set as a result of your visiting the Sidney Sussex College web site - URLs starting You will need to consult the appropriate information on other sites for information on their policies.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but within your web browser you can choose to accept or decline cookies for any web site. You can usually modify your browser settings to decline all cookies if you prefer, or accept or decline on a case-by-case basis. The Information Commissioner's Office Advice for Members of the Public tells you how to control cookies. Bear in mind that disabling cookies may prevent you from taking full advantage of websites.


The cookies used on this site are there to:

  1. authenticate you for accessing restricted content (your Raven authentication)
  2. measure how you use the website (using Google Analytics) so we can improve it.

Only the cookies associated with Raven identify you personally, when you request authentication; other cookies used on this site do not collect personal information.

Raven Authentication

This site uses the University's Raven authentication service if it needs to identify you to give you access to restricted content. This may lead to three cookies being set:

  1. Set by and only returned to this server. It manages your authentication to this site. If you reject this cookie you will not be able to access restricted content on this site.
  2. Set by and returned to the server at This is used to implement Raven's 'single sign-on' function and allows Raven to identify you to other web sites without you having to re-enter your Raven password. Further information about this cookie, including how to disable it, can be found in the Raven Privacy and cookie policy at
  3. Set by and only returned to this server. It is first set on any use of the Sidnet intranet and may subsequently also be returned on public pages. This is used to maintain state in a number of applications which will not work if you block this cookie.

Google Analytics

This site runs Google Analytics, which uses four cookies for tracking visitors to the site.

  • These cookies store information about what time the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before, and what site referred the visitor to the web page.
  • No data specific to any identifiable user is retained, and we do not share our data with any other Google services.
  • With the values gained from these cookies Google Analytics can interpret journeys through our website content, give us information about how people use our site and so present an opportunity to improve it.
  • Due to shortcomings in Google Analytics the cookies for are returned to any web site in If you have visited the University central website you may find these are being returned as well as those specific to
  • Google Analytics information about privacy and cookies may be found at and
  • As a user you may opt out of the process Google Analytics uses to collect traffic log data (should your web browser be compatible). Google provides a browser add-on that enables a user to opt out of receiving Google Analytics cookies -


Cookie Returned to Function Duration
Ucam-WLS-Session Authentication Current browsing session
Ucam-WebAuth-Session Authentication Current browsing session
SidneySussex State Current browsing session
__utma Google Analytics Persistent for 2 years
__utmb Google Analytics Persistent for 30 minutes
__utmc Google Analytics Current browsing session
__utmz Google Analytics Persistent for 6 months

Other cookies

From time to time tickets for events and items of mechandise are offered for sale on the web site. The shopping cart system used makes extensive use of cookies that persist for the current browsing session. The name of these cookies varies depending on the item and quantity so it is not possible to list them individually. Alternative methods of purchasing will normally be available should you reject these cookies.

The online application systems for the Research Fellowship Competition and for Scholarships, Studentships and other Funds administered by Sidney Sussex College rely on cookies for their operation for both applications and references. Applicants must accept these cookies to proceed with their application, and should ensure their referees are willing to do likewise.

Links to other websites

This website contains links to and from third-party sites. This policy only covers use of cookies on this site. You should consult privacy and cookie policies on third-party sites before you submit and personal data. Sidney Sussex College is not responsible for any cookies that may be set by third party websites that are linked to from pages on