Information for staff and students about cookie consent on University websites.
How we're collecting cookie consent
As part of improving the overall performance of the University website, we're required to collect cookie consent from any visitors to the website and give them control over which cookies are put on their device when they visit.
This is so that the University complies with standards for collecting and processing information outlined in regulation such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
You'll see a cookie banner at the bottom of pages on the University website:
You have the option to accept or decline all cookies, or you can set what type of cookies you are happy to consent to in the preference centre, which is accessible via cookie settings:
Once you've confirmed your choice on each browser and device then you should stop seeing the banner. However, if any changes to cookie settings are made by the University, the banner will again ask you to confirm your choices.
Impact for CMS users
In the New CMS, editors will see the cookie banner when previewing a page, for example on URLs starting https://cms.shef.ac.uk. The banner can be removed temporarily by clicking the cross. Your preferences within the CMS are not stored, so you'll need to do this each time a preview page loads.
Impact on Google Analytics information
Depending on how many visitors choose to opt in, this could cause a decrease in measurable website traffic and means that making comparisons with data from before the banner was implemented is less reliable.
Get in touch
If you have CMS questions or are stuck then get in touch and we'll do our best to help.