UAL Cookie Statement

Moodle Cookies Policy

Last updated Wednesday 22nd November 2023

This Cookie Policy explains how the University of the Arts London (UAL) Moodle site uses cookies and similar technologies to recognize you when you visit Moodle at https://moodle.arts.ac.uk/. It explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them.

In some cases we may use cookies to collect personal information, or that becomes personal information if we combine it with other information.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.

Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, the University of the Arts London) are called "first-party cookies." Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called "third-party cookies." Third-party cookies enable third-party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g., interactive content, and analytics).

Why do we use cookies?

We use first- and third-party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Moodle to operate, and we refer to these as "essential". Other cookies also enable us to track and monitor the use of moodle to help us improve technical stability of the platform and also to contribute to improving the overall user experience.

How can I control 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, you can visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

Please be aware, moodle is an open source platform that utilises multiple third-party plug-ins to facilitate the learning and teaching experience. If you choose to switch off certain cookies it may impact on the functionality of the moodle.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you can visit: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

The specific types of first-party and third-party cookies served through our Websites and the purposes they perform are described in the table below (please note that the specific cookies served may vary depending on the specific page you visit or moodle plugin you are using):

Essential website cookies:

These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our Websites and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas.

Name: MoodleSession
Purpose: Essential cookie used by the Moodle application
Provider: UAL Moodle
Service UAL Moodle see privacy policy XXXXX
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: session



Name: csrfToken
Purpose: Used by Panopto to assist with the prevention of Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks
Provider: Panopto
Service Panopto, see privacy policy https://www.panopto.com/privacy
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: session



Name: .ASPXAUTH
Purpose: Set by Panopto as part of its authentication service
Provider: Panopto
Service Panopto, see privacy policy https://www.panopto.com/privacy
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: session



Performance and functionality cookies:

These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our Websites but are non-essential to their use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality (like videos) may become unavailable.

Name: MOODLEID1_
Purpose: Used by Moodle to autofill a username in the log-in box
Provider: UAL Moodle
Service UAL Moodle see privacy policy XXXXX
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 30 days



Name: UserSettings
Purpose: This cookie is used to store the most recent ID Provider used on this browser to log into Panopto. This is to allow users to skip the login screen entirely, and allow them to log in automatically in some cases. It also stores the randomly generated user ID used to track anonymous users for analytics purposes.
Provider: Panopto
Service Panopto, see privacy policy https://www.panopto.com/privacy
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: session



Name: launchRecorderCookie
Purpose: Used by Panopto when client has the remote recorder is detected
Provider: Panopto
Service Panopto, see privacy policy https://www.panopto.com/privacy
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 100 days



Name: sandboxCookie
Purpose: This cookie is used to determine when the last time the user’s role was checked, to see if they need to have a personal folder created. This cookie expires when the user closes their browser
Provider: Panopto
Service Panopto, see privacy policy https://www.panopto.com/privacy
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: session



Name: CookieControl
Purpose: Used to record user preference in terms of cookies across certain UAL applications
Provider: Civic
Service Civic Privacy Policy https://www.civicuk.com/privacy
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 83 days



Name: Recite.Preferences
Purpose: Used by Recite Me to store user preferences
Provider: Recite Me
Service ReciteMe, see privacy policy https://reciteme.com/policies/privacy-policy/
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 271 days



Name: dtCookie
Purpose: Tracks a visit across multiple requests.
Provider: Dynatrace
Service Dynatrace Privacy Policy https://www.dynatrace.com/support/help/manage/data-privacy-and-security
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: Session



Name: dtPC
Purpose: Required to identify proper endpoints for beacon transmission; includes session ID for correlation.
Provider: Dynatrace
Service Dynatrace Privacy Policy https://www.dynatrace.com/support/help/manage/data-privacy-and-security
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: session



Name: dtSa
Purpose: Serves as an intermediate storage for page-spanning actions. This cookie is used to save user action names, such as Click on Login, across different pages. This is required because page loads result in JavaScript code restart, so all contextual information must be stored in cookies.
Provider: Dynatrace
Service Dynatrace Privacy Policy https://www.dynatrace.com/support/help/manage/data-privacy-and-security
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: session



Name: rxVisitor
Purpose: Used by Dynatrace and contains the visitor ID to correlate sessions
Provider: Dynatrace
Service Dynatrace Privacy Policy https://www.dynatrace.com/support/help/manage/data-privacy-and-security
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: session



Name: _clsk
Purpose: Connects multiple page views by a user into a single Clarity session recording
Provider: Dynatrace
Service Dynatrace Privacy Policy https://www.dynatrace.com/support/help/manage/data-privacy-and-security
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: session



Analytics and customization cookies:

These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our Websites are being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our Websites for you.

Name: _ga
Purpose: Used to assist application usage and diagnostics
Provider: Google
Service Google Analytics View Service Privacy Policy https://policies.google.com/privacy
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: One year



Name: _pk
Purpose: Used to assist application usage and diagnostics
Provider: Mamoto
Service Mamato Privacy Policy https://matomo.org/matomo-cloud-privacy-policy/
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: One year



Name: MUID
Purpose: Identifies unique web browsers visiting Microsoft sites. These cookies are used for advertising, site analytics, and other operational purposes.
Provider: Microsoft
Service MS Clarity, see privacy policy https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-gb/privacystatement
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 390 days



Name: CLID
Purpose: Identifies the first-time Clarity saw this user on any site using Clarity
Provider: Microsoft
Service MS Clarity, see privacy policy https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-gb/privacystatement
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 365 days



Name: _clsk
Purpose: Connects multiple page views by a user into a single Clarity session recording
Provider: Microsoft
Service MS Clarity, see privacy policy https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-gb/privacystatement/td>
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 1 day



Unclassified cookies:

These are cookies that have not yet been categorized. We are in the process of classifying these cookies with the help of their providers.



How can I control cookies on my browser?

As the means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser to browser, you should visit your browser's help menu for more information. The following is information about how to manage cookies on the most popular browsers: