Cookie Policy

The website of University Campus St Albans uses cookies.

Insofar as those cookies are not strictly necessary for the provision of our website and services, we will ask you to consent to our cookies when you first visit our website.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by online service providers in order to (for example) make their websites or services work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.

Cookies can be either “first” or “third” party. Whether a cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party refers to the website or domain placing the cookie. First party cookies are cookies set by a website visited by the user – the website displayed in the URL window. Third party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than the one being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and a separate company sets a cookie through that website this would be a third party cookie.

Cookies may also be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies. A persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid under its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date. A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session when the web browser is closed.

Why do we use cookies?

We use first party and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Websites and Services to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” or “strictly necessary” cookies. Other cookies enable us and the third parties we work with to track and target the interests of visitors to our Websites, and we refer to these as “performance” or “functionality” cookies.

You can block or delete them by changing your browser settings, as described under the heading “How can I control cookies?” in the Cookie Statement.

Analytics Cookies

Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

COOKIE-NAME PROVIDER TYPE EXPIRY
_ga google.com HTTP 2 years
_gat google.com HTTP Session
_gid google.com HTTP Session
_pinterest_cm Pinterest.com HTTP 1 year

Google Analytics

We use Google’s services, such as Analytics and AdWords, to analyse how visitors use our site and to make our ads more relevant to you. These tools allow us to make improvements to our site and make your experience better for future visits. The data does not include personally identifiable information such as your name or address. You can find out more about how Google uses this this information here: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites

Marketing / Advertising Cookies

These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you and your interests. They also perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed, and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests.

COOKIE-NAME PROVIDER TYPE EXPIRY
ads/user-lists/# google.com Pixel Session
IDE doubleclick.net HTTP 1 year
r/collect doubleclick.net Pixel Session
test_cookie doubleclick.net HTTP Session
fr facebook.com HTTP 3 months
tr Facebook.com Pixel Session

How can I control cookies?

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies.

Browser Controls: You can set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our Websites though your access to some functionality and areas of our websites may be restricted. As the means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser-to-browser, you should visit your browser’s help menu for more information.

Disabling Most Interest Based Advertising: Most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of Interest Based Advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com.

Do Not Track: Some Internet browsers – like Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari – include the ability to transmit “Do Not Track” or “DNT” signals. Since uniform standards for “DNT” signals have not been adopted, our Websites do not currently process or respond to “DNT” signals. To learn more about “DNT”, please visit All About Do Not Track.