Cookies Policy

This Policy is to help members of the public and our members to understand how we use Cookies on our CILEX Law School website and our CLS Hub. Our Cookies Banner provider is OneTrust.


About Cookies

Cookies are small files, which are stored on the user’s hard drive for the purpose of identifying the user agent (web browser) and ensuring web pages are correctly served to older versions of web browsers. Some Cookies are essential for a website to run, while other Cookies allow CILEX Law School to provide you with a better service.

For administration of its website CILEX Law School may use Session Cookies. A Session Cookie is a temporary file stored in a web browser that is deleted, when either it expires or the browser is closed. No personal information is stored permanently within a Cookie from this website.


Our Cookies Policy

The main purpose of our use of Cookies is to optimise your user experience. CILEX Law School use Cookies for navigational and functional purposes. When you access CILEX Law School’s website or log in to the secure CILEX Law School Student Area we use encrypted Session Cookies, in order to validate your access to different parts of the websites.

If Cookies are disabled, this disrupts the general functionality of the CILEX Law School websites. We also use a Cookie for marketing purposes on the page relating to the LLB in Legal Practice, which we offer with City University London.


The Cookies Used by CILEX Law School

The following tables show the Cookies we use across our websites:

  • CILEX Law School cookies that are Strictly Necessary:

Name Expiration Description
ASP.NET_SessionId End of session This Cookie is used in sites developed with Microsoft.Net. When a user starts browsing, a unique session ID is created, which keeps track of all the information regarding that session. This information is stored in the web server and it is identified via a GUID. The GUID is essential for any ASP.NET site to function properly.
JSESSIONID Machine End of session Third-party cookie in payment process. Visit this page to learn more about the third-party cookies used.

  • Cookies used by Analytics Platforms

Name Expiration Description
_ga 2 years This Cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The Cookie is used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data and to keep track of the site usage for the site’s analytics report. The Cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.
_gid 1 day This Cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The Cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is performing. The data collected including the number of visitors, the source of where they have come from and the pages visited in an anonymous form.
_gat_* 1 year Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate (to limit the collection of data on high traffic sites).
_utma 2 years from set / update Helps to calculate unique visitor numbers.
_utmb 30 minutes from set / update Helps to calculate visitor session length.
_utmc 30 minutes from set / update Helps to calculate visitor session length and whether a session has expired.
_utmz 6 months from set / update Works out referrals from other domains.
_hjid 1 year This Cookie is set by Hotjar. This Cookie is set when the customer first lands on a page with the Hotjar script. It is used to persist with the random user ID, which is unique to that site on the browser. This ensures that behaviour in subsequent visits to the same site will be attributed to the same user ID.
_hjFirstSeen 30 minutes This is set by Hotjar to identify a new user’s first session. It stores a true or false value, indicating whether this was the first time Hotjar has seen this user. It is used by Recording filters to identify new user sessions.
_hjIncludedInPageviewSample 1 year This Cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the data sampling defined by your site’s page view limit.
_hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress 1 year The Cookie is set, so that Hotjar can track the beginning of the user’s journey for a total session count. It does not contain any identifiable information.
_hjIncludedInSessionSample 1 year This Cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the data sampling defined by your site’s daily session limit.
_hjRecordingLastActivity End of session This should be found in Session storage (as opposed to Cookies). This gets updated when a visitor recording starts and when data is sent through the WebSocket (the visitor performs an action that Hotjar records).
_hjRecordingEnabled End of session This is added when a Recording starts and is read when the recording module is initialized to see if the user is already in a recording, in a particular session.
bscookie 2 years This Cookie is a browser ID Cookie set by Linked share Buttons and ad tags.
bscookie 2 years This Cookie is set by LinkedIn. The purpose of the Cookie is to enable LinkedIn functionalities on the page.

  • Cookies used by Advertising Platforms

Name Expiration Description
lang End of session This Cookie is set by LinkedIn and LinkedIn ads. This Cookie is used to store the language preferences of a user to serve up content in that stored language the next time user visit the website.
UserMatchHistory 1 month Used by LinkedIn to track visitors on multiple websites, in order to present relevant advertisement based on the visitor’s preferences.
lidc 1 day This Cookie is set by LinkedIn and used for routing.

  • Cookies on and the Associated Third-Party Cookies:

Where Provider Description
Portal Payments Sage Pay (Opayo) Third-Party Cookies in payment process. Visit this page to learn more about Opayo’s cookie policy.
LLB in Legal Practice Page mc Collects data on the user’s visit to the webpage. The registered data is used for targeted ads for up to 13 months.

  • Cookies on (the Student Area) and the Associated Third-Party Cookies

Where Description Description
Student Area Online Services Totarassion Totara Session tracks the user’s session, while they are logged into the LMS.
Student Area Online Services Totarauserid Totarauserid is the Cookie used to remember a user’s username details, if they select the “remember username” option on the manual login screen.
Student Area Online Services vuid player __utmz __utmt_player __utmc __utmb __utma These are Vimeo Video Player Associated Cookies. You can find more information on Vimeo Cookies via the link:
Student Area Online Services Zoom is not embedded in the VLE. However, Zoom is used to the host webinars. For further information on the Cookies used by Zoom, please click here. This is a Zoom Cookie, which expires when the browsing session ends.
LexisLibrary Third-Party Cookie relating to your use of LexisLibrary. To learn more about the cookies, they are available to view here. This is not embedded into the VLE, however, it is offered as a link to this service.


The CILEX Law School websites use Google Analytics, an analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses Cookies to help us to understand how users use our sites. This ensures that we can optimise and improve your experience of our websites. Read more about how Google uses cookies here.


Disabling/Enabling Cookies

You have the ability to Accept All, Decline All or Manage Preferences for the use of Cookies from the Cookies Notice that appears when you view the website. However, we would like you to have the best experience of our website and it is likely that disabling cookies will limit the functionality of the CILEX Law School website and the CILEX Law School Student Area.

In the Manage Preferences section, there is an explanation of each of the Cookies’ functions and you can choose to opt in or remain opted out of each Cookie Type listed except for the Strictly Necessary Cookies. The other Cookies are Performance Cookies, Functional Cookies, Targeting Cookies and Social Media Cookies. Please see the Cookies Banner Notice for further information.If you are concerned about the use of Cookies, in relation to “spyware” you can use anti-spyware software to delete Cookies that may be considered invasive rather than disabling the Cookies altogether.


Third-Party Sites

Please be aware that some of the websites to which we provide links may collect personally identifiable information about you. We do not control these sites and are not responsible for the content or practices of Third-Party websites. This Cookies Policy does not cover such sites, so please refer to the independent Cookies Policies on those websites.



By accepting Cookies within your browser settings and using the CILEX Law School website, you consent to the processing of your personal data by CILEX Law School and its third-party suppliers in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

As long as CILEX Law School does obtain consent the first time that Cookies are set, CILEX Law School does not have to repeat it every time the same person visits the website. However, it is good to keep in mind that devices may be used by different people. If there is likely to be more than one user, so CILEX repeats this process at suitable intervals. You can also clear Cookies from your web browser settings prompting all websites to initiate their Cookie Notice consent with a view to actioning your Cookies Preferences and this can be done at any time.


Further Information

A comprehensive set of guidelines for the use of Cookies can be accessed from the Information Commissioner’s Office. Information on how to clear Cookies from your website can be accessed from the Information Commissioner’s Office here.

Further information about cookies can be found here.