Privacy Notice and Cookies
On some parts of the website, you may be asked to
provide some limited personal information in order to enable the
provision of certain services (e.g. prospectus ordering, registering
with a society, applying for a vacancy etc). The University may store
this information manually or electronically. By supplying this
information you are consenting to the University holding and using it
for the purposes for which it was provided. Information provided will be
kept for as long as is necessary to fulfil that purpose.
We may also collect information about your computer,
including where available your IP address, operating system and browser
type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to
our webmasters. This is statistical data about our users' browsing
actions and patterns which does not identify any individual and allows
us to ensure that content from our site is presented in the most
effective manner for you and for your computer.
How the information collected is used
Personal information provided to the University by
you will only be used for the purposes stated when the information is
requested. Personal information will not be sold to third parties, or
provided to direct marketing companies or other such organisations
without your permission. Personal information collected and/or processed
by the University is held in accordance with the provisions of the Data
Protection Act 1998.
Demographical and statistical information about user
behaviour may be collected and used to analyse the popularity and
effectiveness of this website. Any disclosure of this
information will be in aggregate form and will not identify individual
How we store information collected
We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure
that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy
We may disclose your personal information to third
parties if we are under a duty to disclose or share such information in
order to comply with any legal obligation or to protect the rights,
property or safety of the University, its members or others.
Any personal information provided by you including your email address
will only be used for the purpose for which it was intended. We will not
pass on your information
to third parties for the purpose of marketing/advertising or otherwise.
What is a Cookie?
Cookies are small text files containing a string of characters that are
placed on your computer/laptop or mobile device by websites that you
When you visit the website again, the cookie allows that website to
recognise you. Cookies may store user preferences and other personal
information and in other cases perhaps simply a session identifier is
to track unique visitors to the website but no personal information.
You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a
cookie is being sent. However, some website features or services may not
function properly without cookies.
Not all websites put a cookie on your computer but these days many do
for a number of reasons. Sometimes the cookie only stays on your
computer for the time that you are on the website these are
known as session cookies and are generally necessary in order for the
website to function correctly. These cookies are deleted when you close
browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see
what cookies have been
set and how to manage and delete them, see www.allaboutcookies.org
This website uses a standard session cookie which does not store any
personal information and is necessary for the website to function
This is the PHPSESSIONID session cookie which is deleted
as soon as you close your browser. We also use a
Other cookies may be stored on your computer for long periods of time
and may store information that helps identify you the next time you
return to a
particular website. These can be useful for example to save the various
selections you have made to customise a website for your personal
This website does not use these type of cookies.
Web Analytics Cookies
Another type of cookie falls under the category of web
analytics/metrics. These cookies store information about the web pages
people have visited, where visitors came from etc.
These type of cookies do not identify the individual but collect the
information in an anonymous, aggregated way. These type of cookies help
website owners improve
the usability/functionality of the website and are commonplace today.
to track this type of information.
Third Party Cookies
There are other types of cookie which are placed on your computer by
websites that track where you have been, what searches you may have done
on a website for the purposes
of marketing/advertising. We do not set these types of cookie at all
from our own website.
Cookies used on this site:
This site uses Google Analytics to collect information about how
information about usage. We use the information to compile reports and
to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an
anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, where
visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. For
further information on how Google Analytics handles user data please see
the overview of Google Analytics privacy. The table below shows details of the cookies that Google analytics uses:
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser
settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what
cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
You can opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites by visiting: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout