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SOL, HIEC, HealthQuest

First Party Cookies -These are cookies set by Southampton Solent University

SOL (, HealthQuest ( and HIEC ( are all based on the Moodle Course Management System (

Moodle sets the following cookies:

Website/ApplicationCookie NameUse MoodleSession

You must allow this cookie into your browser to provide continuity and maintain your login from page to page. When you log out or close the browser this cookie is destroyed (in your browser and on the server). MOODLEID This remembers your username within the browser. This means when you return to this site the username field on the login page will be already filled out for you. It is safe to refuse this cookie - you will just have to retype your username every time you log in. MoodleSessionTest

PHPSESSID Generic session cookie which is discarded when you close the web browser. Moodle cannot work without it. moodle_sso Single sign-on Cookie. Allows moodle interact with other related system, eg myPortfolio (Mahara).



TurnItIn is the University’s online assignment submission system. TurnItIn sets the following cookies:


Website/ApplicationCookie NameUse


turnitintool_choice_user turnitintool_choice_count turnitintoolid

Turnitin cookies are session cookies and retain user preferences, especially for those marking assignments, as they navigate between turnitin assignments and back to SOL.



myPortfolio is based on Mahara e-portfolio system. Mahara sets the following cookies:

Website/ApplicationCookie NameUse mahara This is the session cookie which is discarded when you close the web browser. Mahara cannot work without it.

Third party cookies

To make your online learning experience more enriched you may find embeded video and audio content from websites such as BBC, Vimeo, YouTube, SoundCloud and other learning resources selected by the library such as eJournals, eBooks and online databases.

As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from these websites you may be presented with cookies from these websites. Please see the websites’ individual cookie policy for more information.

Page last updated on Friday 12 May 2017 at 12.16pm.


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