Use of cookies by Goldsmiths

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When you visit the websites of Goldsmiths, University of London, using a web browser or similar tool, a small file (a "cookie") may be stored on your computer or other access device, which sends Goldsmiths information about your usage of its website. Goldsmiths may access and update this information during subsequent visits that you make to its websites.

We use cookies to:

  • Collect analytics on how people use our website so we can improve it
  • Monitor the effectiveness of our advertising on other websites, search engines and social networks
  • Serve targeted advertising on other websites, search engines and social networks
  • Remember choices you have made on your own device (eg keeping you logged in to pages)

You can control the advertising you see using these websites:

We use Google Analytics, which you can opt-out within your browser using Google's add-on. We use Microsoft Clarity, which is covered by the Microsoft Privacy Statement and you can access your data held by Microsoft through their privacy dashboard

Cookies used on

DomainDescription Our main website Service for applications and student records Blogs and websites for Goldsmiths projects and departments Service for forms used for data collection


These are technically essential to the provision of the website. For example, some cookies are used to enable secure login to restricted areas.

Cookie nameDomainDescription
This cookie records that you have seen and dismissed our notification that we use cookies
gold Session ID for staff who add events to the website (deleted on logout or browser session end).
PHPSESSID Maintains PHP sessions ASP .NET_SessionId Maintains ASP sessions
appView Hides site header and footer from traffic coming from our Goldsmiths App
resolution Records the screen resolution and a value that relates to the pixel density of the screen. Used across the whole site for adaptive images – delivering images of an appropriate size for the screen
AWSALB This cookie allows for multiple services using a load balancer to detect which server cluster is serving you

These help us understand how people use our website and make improvements to what we do.

Cookie nameDomainDescription
All These cookies are used by Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. You can opt-out within your browser using Google's add-on
_clck This cookie is used by Microsoft Clarity to identify the browser session while it happens. You can use Microsoft's Privacy Dashboard to see what data they hold.
__utma Enable tracking when cookies are disabled for google analytics
__utmc Enable tracking when cookies are disabled for google analytics
_ceg.u This cookie name is associated with software provided by Crazy Egg Inc., a USA based company providing web analytics that tracks how visitors interact with pages on a site.
fs_intercom Used by intercom for statistical data on page use, miss clicks and 'rage' clicks
intercom-id- bgu4tlgk Used by intercom to a visitor ID that is used to generate statistical data on the number of visitors to the page
intercom-lou- xnmxp5mp Used by intercom for statistical data on page use, miss clicks and 'rage' clicks
intercom-session- xnmxp5mp Used by intercom to record a session ID
nmstat This information is then used to improve the user experience on the website. This Siteimprove Analytics cookie contains a randomly generated ID used to recognize the browser when a visitor reads a page.
sc.UserId This cookie name is associated with the SessionCam web analytics application from ServiceTick.


These are set by advertising companies we use to help us monitor the effectiveness of our advertising.

Sometimes we use remarketing advertising services, which use cookies to show adverts from Goldsmiths on other web sites that you visit.

Advertising companies used by Goldsmiths
CompanyWebsiteChange your settings

(including Facebook and Instagram) 
(including DoubleClick) 
(including Bing)

We embed content from the following services on our websites. They may use cookies from within their content.


We use Airtable to show database tables.  See Airtable's privacy policy for how they manage cookies:


We use bilibili to show videos relevant to visitors from China.  See bilibili's international privacy policy:

Google Maps

Our maps are served by Google Maps. This includes our Campus Map, where we have overlaid our own map. This is governed by Google’s privacy policy:


Issuu is used to show publications. See Issuu's cookie policy:


We have audio streams served by SoundCloud. See SoundCloud’s cookie policy:


Some pages feature Spotify playlists. See Spotify's cookie policy:


Some pages include the ability to share with Twitter. See Twitter’s cookie policy:


Some pages include videos served by Vimeo. This includes auto-playing videos featured in the top ‘hero’ areas of pages. See Vimeo’s cookie policy:


Some videos are served by YouTube, which is governed by Google’s privacy policy: