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What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. These are then sent back to the originating website or another website. Cookies are used because they allow the website to recognise a user's device.

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Disabling and Controlling Cookies

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Cookies used on this site

The University of Cumbria uses cookies for the following:

Category 1. Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential for browsing the site and to use some of its features. For example, without these cookies you would not be able to access secure areas or use web application forms.

Category 2. Performance cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website: what are the most visited pages and where users get error messages. We use Google Analytics and Hotjar to help analyse how users use the website. Google Analytics uses cookies to collect and store information, such as what pages users visit, time on page/site, and what channel referred them to the site. Hotjar uses cookies to collect and store user interaction behaviour, such as elements clicked, page scrolling, and results from site surveys and polls. These cookies do not collect information which could identify a user. All the information collected is anonymous and used only to improve our services and how the website works.

By using this website you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

Category 3. Functionality cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make, such as name, language, and provide enhanced, more personal features. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other sites. On this site, we use these for Google Translate tool.

By using this website you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

Category 4. Targeting cookies or advertising cookies

These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaigns. On this site these cookies are placed by the Google Display Network and are used to present contextualised marketing messages to you when you visit other websites. 

The advertising cookies we use include:

  • Remarketing with Google Analytics and Social Media (Facebook & Twitter)
  • Google Display Network Impression Reporting
  • Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting
  • Conversion Tracking for Social Media (Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn)

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