Cookie Policy

Use of Cookies by Study Hub

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Necessary Cookies

Some cookies are necessary, and can not be turned off via the Cookie Control widget (bottom left corner)

Origin Cookie Purpose
Cookie Control


This cookie is used to remember a user’s choice about cookies on Study Hub. Where users have previously indicated a preference, that user’s preference will be stored in this cookie.

JavaScript has_js This cookie is set per session and is used to check whether JavaScript is turned on. The website makes extensive use of modern javascript libraries for the core user interface and we may need to deploy different templates if javascript is not enabled. Expires: At end of the browsing session.
Session HACIVIC2

HACIVIC2 is a session cookie injected in the website from our infrastructure in order for load balancer to be able keep track of the application server that currently serves the website. It is an essential cookie to the operation of the site that is always set by the load balancer and does not store any personal information.

Session SSESS%ID% This cookie is used by Study Hub to link a user to a session so that information about their visit can be stored on the server as they move from one page to the next. 

Analytical Cookies

Those analytical cookies are optional.

If you wish to opt out of Analytical cookies, use the Cookie Control widget (bottom left corner), and select the I do not Accept button

Origin Cookie Purpose

Universal Analytics (Google)


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 , where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.
Read Google's overview of privacy and safeguarding data

Microsoft Clarity


We use Microsoft Clarity to collect information about how visitors use our website. You can use Microsoft's Privacy Dashboard to see what data they hold.

3rd Party Cookies

3rd party cookies are set by a website other than ours while you are on We have 3rd party apps on our site such as YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud and Tockify that use these kinds of cookies. Disabling 3rd party cookies may prevent you from being able to view videos, play podcasts or use events calendar widgets when visiting our site. Since these cookies aren't set or managed by Study Hub, you'll need to change these in your browser settings, or not use the apps to prevent them. This may also prevent you from accessing these tools on our site. 

Origin Cookie Purpose



We embed videos from our Vimeo channels. When you press play Vimeo will drop third party cookies to enable the the video to play and to collect analytics data such as how long a viewer has watched the video.  Vimeo Supports Do Not Track.



We embed videos from our YouTube channels. YouTube (Google) use cookies to enable the the video to play and to collect analytics. Google Privacy Policy

SoundCloud _gid
We embed podcasts from our SoundCloud channels. SoundCloud use cookies to enable the the audio to play and to collect analytics. 
Tockify TKFSession
Our Whats On events calendar uses Tockify, which uses cookies to provide it's calendar service.

Where to find information about controlling cookies

Useful information

  • Some browsers include a feature known as ‘Do Not Track’ or DNT. This allows you to indicate a preference that websites should not track you. However, whilst DNT is available in many browsers, websites are not required to recognise its request, so it may not always work. You can get help on how to use DNT in Microsoft EdgeFirefoxChromeSafari and Opera.
  • The European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance website Your Online Choices allows you to install opt-out cookies across different advertising networks.
  • Google has developed a browser add-on to allow users to opt-out of Google Analytics across all websites which use it. This is also available in the Chrome web store.
  • For more information on how private browsing works as well as its limitations, visit the support pages for your browser: Microsoft EdgeFirefoxChrome, Safari (mobile and desktop) and Opera.