Gaia in the UK

Taking the Galactic Census

Cookies

Cookies are small files that are placed on your computer and record specific interactions between you and this website, and in some cases, other websites. This information is sometimes shared with the third parties. Below is more detail about the cookies we use, what they record and who the information is shared with. You are of course free to disable cookies.

Functionality lost by disabling cookies or not giving consent

If you disable cookies some functionality will not be available, namely:

  • you will not be able to log in
  • your custom settings for use with this and third-party plugins will be unavailable
  • you may experience degraded website performance
  • you won't be able to view Slideshare presentations.

Cookies set by us

When you visit our website, we may set the following cookies:

Name

Purpose

Expires

has_js

has_js cookie stores information on whether your browser has javascript enabled.

When you close your browser

Drupal.tableDrag.showWeight,
Drupal.toolbar.collapsed

Drupal (https://www.drupal.org/), which is our content management system, uses Drupal.tableDrag.showWeight and Drupal.toolbar.collapsed cookies to store user interface preferences.

Drupal.tableDrag.showWeight: 1 year

Session cookie, name composed of 37 characters (letters and digits)

This is an essential cookie, used to manage interactions with logged-in users.

When you close your browser

cookie-agreed

This cookie is used to remember your choice about cookies on www.gaia.ac.uk.

100 days

Google Analytics

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited. We don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data.
Read Google's overview of privacy and safeguarding data

Name

Purpose

Expires

_ga

Used to distinguish users. This cookie helps us count how many people visit Gaia website by tracking if you’ve visited before.

2 years

_gid

Used to distinguish users. This cookie helps us count how many people visit Gaia website by tracking if you’ve visited before.

24 hours

_gat

Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made.

10 minutes

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies by visiting this page on Google.

YouTube

On some pages of this site, we use YouTube to display videos. We embed YouTube videos 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.

Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

YouTube sets some or all of these cookies when you visit one of these pages.

Name

Purpose

Expires

use_hitbox

This is a randomly generated number that identifies your browser.

When you close your browser

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

Set when viewing a page with Youtube videos on it. It is set by Youtube so they can count the views of embedded Youtube videos on them.

9 months

PREF

 

20 years

 

Vimeo

On some pages of this website, we embed videos hosted on Vimeo. Vimeo may set cookies on your computer once you click on the Vimeo video player. Read more at Vimeo's Privacy Policy and Vimeo's Cookie Policy pages.

NamePurposeExpires

vuid 
Video analytics.When you close your browser
playerVideo analytics.1 year

Slideshare

On some pages of this website, we embed presentations from Slideshare. Read Slideshare's Privacy Policy and Slideshare's Cookie Policy.

Slideshare may set the following cookies:

Name

Purpose

Expires

language

 

When you close your browser

SERVERID

 

When you close your browser

bcookie

LinkedIn button.

2 years

_uv_id

Associated with Slideshare presentation.

2 years

__utma

Google Analytics, used to track if you’ve visited before, so slideshare.net can count new visitors.

2years

__utmb

Google Analytics cookie used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

30 minutes

__utmc

Google Analytics cookie. Works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser.

When you close your browser

__utmt

Google Analytics. Used to throttle request rate.

10 minutes

__utmz

Google Analytics. Tells slideshare.net how you reached the presentation.

6 months

RT

 

When you close your browser

 

Twitter

We embed a stream of our latest tweets into some pages on our website. If you have a Twitter account, this may set cookies on your computer. Read more at Twitter’s privacy help page, Twitter's Our use of cookies and similar technologies page, Twitter Privacy Policy and Twitter Terms of Service.

Twitter may set some of the following cookies.

Name

Purpose

Expires

_twitter_sess

 

When you close your browser

personalization_id

 

2 years

guest_id

This cookie is used to identify the visitor to Twitter. If the visitor does not have a Twitter account or has never accessed the twitter.com website directly then Twitter will assign you a unique code to track your visit to the Twitter feed.

2years

external_referer

 

7 days

ct0

 

6 hours

_ga

Google Analytics cookie.

2 years

_gid

Google Analytics cookie.

24 hours

_gat

Google Analytics cookie.

10 minutes

 

How to disable cookies

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

Google Chrome

Microsoft Edge

Internet Explorer

Firefox

Opera

Safari

Other web browsers

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.

Last updated: 17 May 2018.