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Session ID

Wikipedia page about Session IDs

Name Data stored Purpose Expires
JSESSIONID A random unique number or string of letters and numbers. A session cookie is required to follow your progress through the website. It is essential to ensure that any information you enter or routes you take are remembered by the website. Without this cookie, every page you visited would treat you as a completely new visitor. This cookie does not identify you personally and is not linked to any other information we store about you. The cookie is deleted when you close your web browser.

Javascript check

Name Data stored Purpose Expires
has_js A binary value of 1 (true) or 0 (false). This cookie helps the website understand if the browser javascript functionality is enabled or not, so as to proceed accordingly. The cookie is deleted when you close your web browser.

University of Edinburgh Media Hopper service

Name Data stored Purpose Expires

It stores an identifier for the current session. This is a completely random string of letters and numbers.

The purpose is to be able to identify the session and know if a website visitor is logged in to the system.

It expires after the current session is over


Third party cookies

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Twitter privacy policy

Name Data stored Purpose Expires


Various unique identifiers k is used for user IP tracking within Twitter to determine whether a user is logged in or logged out. guest_id is a guest or Twitter account identifier. 1 week and 2 years respectively