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When we provide services to you we want them to be reliable and easy to use. We also need to understand how you use our services so we can improve them.
To help us do this, when you access our websites we place a small amount of information on your computer or access device. These small files, which typically comprise a series of letters or numbers, are called cookies.
We use these cookies to recognise your device and provide online services.
Some of the cookies we place on your computer or device are ours - that is they are 'first party cookies' placed on your machine by our own website or domain.
Other cookies may be provided by other parties - that is they are 'third party cookies' set by other websites or domains. You will find information about where the cookies come from in our tables of cookies below.
Some of the cookies we provide will last until you close your web browser. These temporary 'session' cookies help us to ensure the website functions properly for you.
Other cookies will stay on your device after your browser session has ended. These 'persistent' cookies can help us remember your preferences when you access our site again.
You will find details of whether the cookies are session cookies or are persistent in our tables below.
These cookies are required for certain features on our websites. If you do not wish to accept these cookies the features will not be available to you.
Our open day registration website requires a cookie to process and remember your log in / session information.
WPM_Store CompanyID ASPSESSIONIDASARDCBQ Site_Val
All session cookies.
These cookies are used to track the user's session and are essential to the functioning of our online shopping facilities
AWSALB (session)_ga (2 years)_gat (1 minute)_gid (24 hours)
Our contact forms for prospective international students use the AWSALB cookie to deliver a smooth and stable experience for users.
The _ga, _gat and _gid cookies allow us to use Google Analytics to help us understand the end users of the forms, which devices and browsers they use.
Some of these cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our websites, for instance which pages they go to most often, and if they get error messages.
Others are used to target marketing content that is relevant and engaging for the user depending on the websites they have visited, and monitor the performance of advertising campaigns.
_gat (1 minute) _gac_ (90 days) __utmz (6 months) __utma (2 years) __utmc (session) __utmb (session)
This cookie is associated with the Ektron web content management system we use for many of our websites.
It is used to collect anonymous visitor information to enable performance measurement and improvement.
These cookies are set by some of the third party content providers listed in the 'Cookies set by a third party content (widgets)' section. On websites that include advertising content, they are used to target marketing content that is relevant and engaging for the user depending on the websites they have visited.
_ceg.s (3 months) _ceg.u (3 months) _ceir, is_returning (5 years) _CEFT (1 year)
These cookies are used by the Crazy egg analytics tool, which we use on many of our websites.
This collects anonymous visitor information to enable performance measurement and improvement.
Some parts of our website carry the Facebook tracking code, known as 'pixel'. This is used to collect information from our website and elsewhere on the internet and use that information to provide measurement services and target adverts.
This website uses Mouseflow: a website analytics tool that provides session replay, heatmaps, funnels, form analytics, feedback campaigns, and similar features/functionality. Mouseflow may record your clicks, mouse movements, scrolling, pages visited and content, time on site, browser, operating system, device type (desktop/tablet/phone), screen resolution, visitor type (first time/returning), referrer, anonymized IP address, location (city/country), language, and similar meta data. Mouseflow does not collect any information on pages where it is not installed, nor does it track or collect information outside your web browser. If you'd like to opt-out, you can do so at https://mouseflow.com/opt-out.
For more information on Mouseflow and GDPR, visit https://mouseflow.com/gdpr/.
The LinkedIn Insight Tag enables the collection of metadata such as IP address information, timestamp, and events (e.g. page views). All data is encrypted. The LinkedIn browser cookie is stored in a user's browser until a user deletes the cookie or the cookie expires (there’s a rolling six-month expiration from the last time the user’s browser loaded the Insight Tag). Users have full control to block or delete cookies.
For more information, visit: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy
On websites that include advertising content, these cookies are used to target marketing content that is relevant and engaging for the user depending on the websites they have visited.
for more information and details of how to opt out, visit: https://www.adsrvr.org/
for more information and details of how to opt out, visit: https://www.admedo.com/privacy-policy
We use Hotjar to run surveys on our website to help us find out how to improve the site for visitors.
for more information and details of how to opt out, visit: https://www.hotjar.com/legal/policies/cookie-information
Our Kentico web content management system sets some cookies to save information about how you use our website so we can make the content you see more relevant to you.
For more details of Kentico cookies, visit: https://docs.kentico.com/k12/configuring-kentico/data-protection/reference-kentico-cookies
These cookies are associated with the Microsoft Application Insights software, which collects statistical usage and telemetry information for apps built on the Azure cloud platform.
For more details of Azure cookies, visit: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/azure/azure-monitor/app/data-retention-privacy
These cookies are used to remember choices you make when you use our website.
obucookieinfoshown (until 1 April 2017)
cookieconsent (6 months)
These cookies store basic information about visitors to ensure security and make sure the site works as expected.
For more details, visit: https://docs.kentico.com/k12/configuring-kentico/data-protection/reference-kentico-cookies
Various of our university websites use session cookies. These are temporary cookies that follow your journey through the site and are deleted when you close your browser.
Our session cookies are not used to gather personal information about you. This table lists the session cookies used by our main public-facing websites.
More information about session cookies is available here:http://www.allaboutcookies.org/cookies/session-cookies-used-for.html (this is not part of our website and Oxford Brookes University is not responsible for its content).
These cookies are set by 'widgets' that we embed within pages of our websites, but are provided by a third party. A typical example is a video from the University's YouTube channel that we have embedded within a page on our website.
The table below contains details of these cookies. We will review these widgets every six months or whenever notified of a change, but Oxford Brookes University does not control the dissemination of these cookies so they may not be exactly as listed.
We embed YouTube videos on various pages on our websites. The first two cookies (see left) are set when you view pages that contain embedded YouTube videos. The third cookie is set when you view the video.
We embed Twitter feeds on various pages on our websites. These feeds set two cookies, which twitter use to improve their services and, in combination with other technologies, tailor content on Twitter to you if you use other of their services.
We embed Vimeo videos on various pages on our websites. The embedded videos set cookies to monitor performance and gather statistics about video usage.
We embed Google maps on various pages on our websites. The cookies set by embedded Google maps appear to detect your preferences and record usage of Google's maps.
You can use the information on this page to find the name and domain of the cookies we set, so you can use your browser to delete and/or stop them being set in the future.
By doing so, you will not be able to access all of the features our websites offer (see 'Cookies that are necessary for site functioning' above).
If you are purchasing products from our online shop some cookies placed on your computer or device will be essential for you to complete the purchase. If you block or reject these cookies, your transaction may not be completed successfully.
Instructions on refusing and deleting cookies for some popular browsers are linked below. These links take you to the browser vendor's own websites and Oxford Brookes University is not responsible for their content.
As we add new features to our websites we update this page to include details of any new cookies they incorporate.
This page was last updated on 17 May 2018.
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