What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.
We use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
- Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
||Stores your user identification to allow you to be logged in automatically next time you visit
||Stores a password token to allow you to be logged in next time you visit (does not store your password)
||Stores the fact that you arrived at our site from an advert elsewhere online
||Stores the fact that you have read and closed our cookie notice
||Stores the fact that you have completed or hidden one or more surveys whilst on the site
||Used to enable us to target advertising to students who visit our site. You can read more information on the cookies used by Google Analytics by visiting Google's help pages
You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
With regards to Google Analytics, Google have an opt out page here that provides visitors with the ability to prevent their data from being used by Google Analytics.
Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after 30 days.