Structure and governance
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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.
These 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.
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).
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 below:
Google Analytics/Google Tag Manager/Google Signals tracking cookie
Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google. Google sets cookies to be able to identify unique users and sessions so that we are able to track behaviour and usage of visitors to our website. We use Google Tag Manager to help us load these tags and scripts on our website pages and Google Signals to track the behaviour of signed-in users across devices.
Hotjar Tracking cookie
Hotjar is a behaviour analytics and user feedback service that helps the University understand the behaviour of our website users and get their feedback through tools such as heatmaps, session recordings, and surveys. We use it to improve the content on, and usability of, the website. Hotjar stores first-party cookies on your browser and these are set by the Hotjar script, or by visiting Hotjar's website. These cookies do not personally identify anyone. If you want to opt-out of being tracked by Hotjar, you may do so here.
Advertising and re-marketing on third party websites tracking cookies and pixels
As part of our marketing activity, we place adverts on third party sites and use technologies to track and retarget traffic that these adverts generate to our website. This includes the use of:
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Sitecore functionality, performance and strictly necessary cookies
Our website uses Sitecore cookies for the operation of our websites, for example, to enable you to move around the website and use its features, including giving you the right information and personalising your experience.
We have Sitecore cookies that enable us to analyse anonymously users’ activity on our sites so we can improve the way they work.
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