1. What are cookies?


Cookies are text files that are downloaded to users’ terminal equipment (computer, tablet, mobile telephone, etc.) and saved in their browser’s memory. The UOC analyses the data contained in the cookies to enhance the usability of its websites and offer more personalized information and services.

The browsing data retrieved by the cookies are anonymous and not associated with any specific person. All personal information must be explicitly provided to the UOC by the user.

Users may delete or disable the cookies using their browser’s settings. Should they do so, the website will continue to be operational, but will no longer offer customized features.

For more information on cookie use, management and browser settings, see: http://www.aboutcookies.org/

2. What types of cookies does the UOC use?


First-party cookies. These are cookies sent from a computer or domain managed by the UOC to the user’s terminal.

Third-party cookies. These are cookies sent to the user’s terminal from a computer or domain that is neither managed nor controlled by the UOC. This group also includes those cookies that, while installed by the UOC, compile data for processing by third parties.

Third-party cookies may be used to gauge and analyse users’ behaviour in order to enhance their experience on the UOC’s website.

Third-party website cookies. The UOC’s website includes content generated on various social networks (YouTube, Twitter, Flickr, etc.), which may set their own cookies for their users. The UOC has no control over the dissemination and use of the data these social networks may gather with their cookies and thus recommends that users review their privacy policies.

3. What does the UOC use cookies for?


The UOC uses cookies for the following purposes:

Technical features. These types of cookies are intended to ensure a satisfactory browsing experience. They allow the system to recognize registered users and remind them of their username and password, among other things.

Personalization. These cookies allow users to access the UOC’s website with certain predefined general features, such as the language, the browser or the geographical location from which they are using it. These user data allow the UOC to offer users better, more personalized service.

Analysis. The anonymous data contained in these cookies make it possible to gauge, monitor and study users’ activity with a view to improving the UOC’s websites, applications and platforms.

Advertising. These cookies enable management of the advertising spaces based on criteria such as the publication of content or users’ browsing habits.

4. What cookies are used by the UOC?
Cookie name Type Purpose Description
menuSelected,
MenusToExpand,
ItemToHighlight
First-party
 
Technical The selected menu, the menu to be expanded, or the item to be highlighted in the candidate’s “Join our team” space.
sCampus,
sCampusAntiga
First-party Technical Campus user session to be saved in a cookie when a user interacts with other services, such as the Virtual Library, from the WOK newsletter.
SLUMP_COOKIE,
user_id,
idioma
First-party Technical Identifies the user logged into the “Join our team” candidate area, as well as the user’s language preference. 
BIGipServerosrt First-party Technical Load balancing between the OSRT’s web servers. 
BIGipServerportal_dyn_stable_cache First-party Technical Manages load balancing among web servers and cache management for the portal pages.
BIGipServerportal_php5 First-party Technical Manages load balancing among php servers for the pages of the OSRT’s R&D and innovation support portal.
BIGipServerportal_webserver First-party Technical Load balancing between the web servers. 
JSESSIONID First-party Technical Makes it possible to maintain the user’s session while he or she is using an application.
me_want_cookie First-party Technical When a user closes the cookie disclaimer, ensures that it is not shown again. 
serp_cookie_s First-party Technical Campus user session that must be saved in a cookie when secure remote transactions are carried out between applications. 
SESS* First-party Technical User session on the “Debates on Education in Action” website.
PHPSESSID First-party Technical This cookie is used on the “Debates on Education” web pages to establish the web session for the user visiting the site. It means the specific user can be identified and their status (session variables) managed and that this information can be transferred across our website.
APISID,
SAPISID First-party
First-party Technical It is used to store the user’s preferences when browsing the “Debates on Education” web pages.
HSID,
SID
First-party Technical They are used to provide security mechanisms and ensure against unauthorized access to the data and information entered by users in the contact forms on “Debates on Education” web pages.
augment First-party Personalization Remembers whether the user wishes to increase font size on faculty websites.
Font-size First-party Personalization Font-size preference of users visiting journals managed with OJS.
uocLanguage First-party Personalization Remembers the browsing language used by the user during the last visit to the portal.
Drupal.tableDrag.showWeight,
Drupal.toolbar.collapsed
First-party Personalization The size of the components on the “Debates on Education in Action” website
cookie-agreed-ca First-party Personalization Acceptance of the “Debates on Education in Action” website’s cookie policy
MOBI_OPTION_CAMPUS First-party Personalization On the mobile website, it shows (if set to “showed”) the user and password form to log in to the Virtual Campus.
X-UOC-Media First-party Personalization It determines whether the user is shown the desktop version (if set to “desktop”) of the course offering. If not, the mobile version is displayed.
EUOC_paramsPersisted First-party Advertising Compiles bookmarks for advertising actions in the portal’s “Study at the UOC” space.
__stid,
__uset
Third-party Technical Make it possible to show the “Share This” bar to share content on social networks.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Third-party Technical It is used on the “Debates on Education” web pages for embedded YouTube videos. Use of cookies by YouTube is regulated by Google’s policies.
guest_id Third-party Personalization Twitter user ID. It will be used as soon as the user logs in or signs up for Twitter.
PREF Third-party Personalization Compiles a range of data, such as language preference, location, etc., used by Google to customize its services. 
ReadSpeakerHL Third-party Personalization Indicates how to highlight the words that are read: by word, paragraph, etc.
__utma,
__utmb,
__utmc,
__utmz,
__utmv
Third-party Analysis Adds data on visitors’ behaviour using Google Analytics. Keeps track of whether the user is a unique visitor, the time spent on the site, the campaign and the source of the visit.
WRUID Third-party Analysis It identifies the visitor anonymously so that the ClickTale tool can monitor their actions on the UOC website. The aim is to study their behaviour so as to be able to improve the user experience.
__CT_Data Third-party Analysis It counts the number of visits or page views and lets the ClickTale tool monitor these metrics.
__unam Third-party Advertising Counts the times the user clicks on “Share This” to share content on various social networks through the visited websites.
Conversion Third-party Advertising Allows Google to assign the conversion to a click from one of its ads.
ActivityInfo2,
u2
Third-party Advertising Indicates that an information request form has been completed and identifies the visitor.
UID,
UIDR
Third-party Advertising They are installed through the “ShareThis” service and are used by “ScorecardResearch” to track the user.
uid,
uvc
Third-party Advertising “AddThis” features allow users to share content on various social networks. These cookies are used to save information on user IDs and on how many times users have been seen on various websites, respectively.
acdc Third-party Advertising This cookie is used by a third party, Criteo, and lets extra data be customized for ads.
dis, zdi Third-party Advertising This cookie is used by a third party, Criteo, and links our online advertising to the website and that being promoted.
eid, uid Third-party Advertising This cookie is used by a third party, Criteo, and provides an internal code to optimize the user’s browsing experience.
evt Third-party Advertising This cookie is used by a third party, Criteo, and is stored in the user’s browser.
opt, optout Third-party Advertising This cookie is used by a third party, Criteo, and lets users state that they do not want cookies stored on their PC
pp Third-party Advertising This cookie is used by a third party, Criteo, and used to collect information for production.
udc, udi, uic Third-party Advertising This cookie is used by a third party, Criteo, and displays a range of information in the user’s browser.
First Party Cookie First-party Analysis This cookie is used to collect information about user's online web browsing.
__ar_v4 Third-party Advertising This cookie is used by a third party, AdRoll, and collects information in the user’s browser, as for its conversion.