What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files placed on to your computer by the websites you visit. They help improve your experience and allow website-owners to analyse visits.
How can cookies be managed/blocked?
You can set your device to accept all cookies, to notify you when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at all. If you choose not to receive cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the website's features and we may not be able to personalise your experience on site. Each internet browser is different, so check the 'Help' menu of your browser to find out how to change your cookie preferences. More information on cookies is available from the Information Commissioner's Office
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We use retargeting services on behalf of education institutions partners to show you advertising that you may be interested in, based on your interactions on our sites. When you are visiting other websites, such as a news service, you may see one of these ads.
Retargeting works by analysing the areas you look at online - such as course subjects or university locations - and creating targeted online advertising campaigns on behalf of our advertising clients. The content of the adverts will specifically support your educational journey, with a particular focus on the types of subjects and institutions which you have previously viewed on our websites.
Cookies and Smart Pixel technologies support our retargeting services which are delivered via partners such as Admedo, Adroll, Facebook and Instagram.
What type of cookies do we use?
We use the following cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are required for the operation of our website.
|JSESSIONID||To keep users logged in during their session||Session|
These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our sites and see how users move around the sites. This information helps us to improve our websites, for example, by ensuring that users can easily find what they are looking for.
|_ga||Used to distinguish users||2 years|
|_gat||Rate limiting on logging to Insights GA||1 minute|
|_gat_newTracker||Rate limiting on logging to Insights GA||1 minute|
|_gid||Used to distinguish users||1 day|
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).
|USER_TRACK_SESSION_ID||To link all the actions to the user who registers at the end of the journey||30 days|
Third party cookies
|Google Analytics||This is used of tracking the site traffic details. Not linking to user information||Analytics|
|This is to provide Facebook sharing to the user||Social Media|
|This is to provide Twitter sharing to the user||Social Media|