1. Purpose of this statement
This statement tells you how the University will collect and process your personal data when you access this website.

2. Automated collection of personal information
As with most other web servers, when you access these web pages certain information you provide will automatically be recorded by the University. This will include your IP address, browser type, and information relating to the page you last visited. This information is processed to estimate how much usage of the server is made by different categories of users and in the event of a breach of security may be used to aid detection.

3. Non-automated collection
Where you are required under this website to provide personal data the uses of this data will be indicated at the point of collection.

4. Third-party access
Your personal data that you have provided will not routinely be sent to other third-parties (unless notified – see 3. above).

5. Cookies
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

Our website uses first party cookies which are set by our web server as opposed to a different web server. They are categorised as strictly necessary, which are essential to the operation of the website, and performance cookies which collect anonymous information about the usage of our website. By using our website you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

We do not use cookies to collect personal information about you. Should you wish to restrict or block cookies which are set by our website you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘help’ function within your browser or the manual that comes with your device should tell you how. You may also wish to visit which contains comprehensive information on how you can do this on a wide variety of browsers. Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why:

Cookie Name Purpose Further information
Google Analytics __utma
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Google privacy policyGoogle analyticsGoogle analytics terms of service
NetScaler appliance NSC* These cookies are set by our Citrix NetScaler appliance amnd are used to ensure your browsing session remains on the same web server. Citrix
PHP session PHPSESSID This cookie stores a unique ID asigned by the web server. It is used to enable some site functionality to work properly. PHP information
Test cookie TestCookie This is set by our CMS and is used to determine whether or not your browser allows cookies to be set.
WordPress wp_settings_1 wp_settings_2 wp_settings_time_1 wp_settings_time_2 wp_settings_time_3 These cookies are used to store date and time information on the WordPress CMS, and only collect data anonymously. WordPress Codex

6. University Code of Practice
The University’s Data Protection Code of Practice also applies to the use of personal data under this website. The Code can be accessed here.

7. Changes to this notice
This notice and therefore the ways in which your data may be processed can be changed from time to time. Any changes will only be notified via this web page.

8. Further information and contact
If you have any queries relating to this privacy notice or the way your data is being processed through this website then please contact us. If you are dissatisfied with their response please contact the University Webmaster,