This site uses Cookies to create the most secure and effective website possible and to improve the visitor experience. By continuing to use this site, you agree to the use of cookies.

When you visit this site we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone and we do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our site. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.


Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone 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 and these pieces of information are used to improve services for you through:

  • enabling a service to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task
  • recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested
  • measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast
  • analysing anonymised data to help us understand how people interact with our services so we can make them better

The table below explains the cookies we use and why. 

None of these cookies collect any personally identifiable information.

Cookie Name Purpose Expires
Cloudflare cookie _crduid This cookie is part of our content delivery network. It is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address you are coming from and protect website availability and performance. This cookie does not store any personally identifiable information about you. 6 years
ISA Web Publishing Load Balancing cookie ISAWPLB When using an ISA Server to handle load balancing and web requests an ISA server will place Cookies to allow ISA Server to internally configure routes for internal requests. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser. Session
Google Analytics cookies _ga Used to distinguish users. You can opt out of Google Analytics cookie. 2 years
_gat Used to throttle request rate. 10 minutes
_utma Determines the number of unique visitors to the site 2 years
_utmb This works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time you spend on our site 30 minutes
_utmc This works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser when you close your browser
_utmvz This provides information about how you reached the site (e.g. from another website or a search engine) 6 months


These may include cookies to record that we have already presented you with a piece of information which you would find intrusive and annoying if we continually re-presented. These may include notifications about the availability of new features or applications, and warning notices. Cookies to retain settings or choices that you have made earlier during your visit to our site, so that we can reapply those choices when you revisit the relevant pages. These save you effort in re-selecting the settings or making the choice, improving your experience of the website. For example, pre-populating complex search criteria screens with previous values, or collating selections you have made throughout your visit.


We want to provide interesting and engaging content on our website. We sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such are YouTube, Audioboom and Flickr. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. We do not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit or Please be aware, however, that without cookies you may not be able to use the full functionality of the Site.

Remarketing cookies

Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to this website. This allows us to reach people who previously visited the UCM website, and match the right people with the right message. Remarketing cookies will expire 2 years from the time that the cookie is set or updated (whichever is the later).

  • Google remarketing
    UCM site uses Google remarketing cookies to identify users who have landed on certain pages. This cookie is used to serve that user-relevant advertisements when they land on other third-party websites. Users who have visited the UCM site may see reminder advertisements on other third-party websites concerning courses or evens at UCM. Adverts are served to users only on the basis that they have visited selected pages on the UCM website and for no other reason. You can modify your Google settings to restrict these advertisements. Please be aware these ads may appear on different devices if you have enabled Google to associate your web and app browsing history with your Google account and for Google to use information from your Google account to personalise advertisements when signed in. All Google users can control their ads experience (or opt out of personalised ads altogether) at My Account.​
  • Facebook remarketing
    UCM site uses Facebook remarketing cookies to identify users who have landed on certain pages. This cookie is used to serve that user-relevant advertisements within Facebook. Users who have visited the UCM site may see reminder advertisements on Facebook concerning courses or events at UCM. Adverts are served to users only on the basis that they have visited selected pages on the UCM website and for no other reason. You can modify your Facebook Ad settings to restrict these advertisements. Navigate to Settings/Adverts in your Facebook account to adjust your preferences. Learn more about the different types of Facebook advertising.

Facebook custom audience pixel

The Facebook pixel is a small piece of JavaScript code which provides a number of functions for the sending of application-specific events and user-defined data to Facebook. We use the pixel in order to record information concerning the way in which visitors use our website. The pixel records and provides Facebook with information concerning the browser setting of the user, a hashed version of the Facebook ID (a string of numbers that doesn't personally identify individuals but does connect to a user Facebook profile) and the URL which is being visited.

Each Facebook user possesses a clear and device-independent Facebook ID, meaning it is possible to recognise the user on the social network and their interactions with UCM’s website. It is then possible to retarget website visitors for advertising purposes by means of Facebook adverts.

No personal information is disclosed to UCM in relation to individual website visitors. Further information concerning the pixel can be found in Facebook's Data Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out from Facebook's pixel-based ads by following these opt-out instructions.