Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

When you visit some web pages, your computer may be issued with a small file – a “cookie”. A cookie is a piece of information in the form of a very small text file that is placed on the hard drive of your computer. The information the cookie contains is set by the server (of the website you are using) and it can be used by that server whenever you visit the website. The server uses cookies to recognise your browser session if you visit multiple pages during your interaction with this website. For more information about cookies, please visit aboutcookies.org

Types of cookie

Cookies can be ‘session cookies’ or ‘persistent cookies’.
•Session cookies are temporary and should be deleted by your browser when you quit. They’re often used to help you to navigate websites efficiently and use functionality.
•Persistent cookies can remain on your hard drive indefinitely (how long will depend on the lifetime of the specific cookie) and may continue to be accessed via your browser.
•First party cookies are set by the website you visit and can be session or persistent cookies.
•Third party cookies are set by other websites who run content on webpages that you view and can also be session or persistent cookies.

Can I turn off cookies?

Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their device intrusive. Although generally harmless, you might not want to see advertising targeted to your interests.
However, if you opt to disable cookies, a number of important functions and services could be unavailable to you and our websites will not operate correctly in your browser.
All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu. To understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, or select the use the ‘help’ option in your browser for more details.
Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Cookie settings in Firefox
Cookie settings in Chrome
•Cookie settings in Safari web and iOS.

If you’re concerned about third party cookies generated by advertisers, you can turn them off by going to the Your Online Choices site.

Which type of cookie does Heritage Quay use?

Almost every website which offers advanced features uses cookies.
We use a number of session cookies across our digital properties to provide you with the best possible browsing experience, help you find the information you need and to use our services.
We may use session and persistent cookies to understand where you entered the website, and to analyse and track which advertising campaigns work effectively. This is done anonymously and the University will not use cookies to store or process personal information about you.
We utilise cookie awareness notifications to confirm that you understand that the University uses cookies throughout the site. These pop-up notifications will no longer be displayed after you have confirmed that you recognise our site uses these cookies, unless our use of cookies changes, in which case we will notify you via the pop-up notification.
To maintain and improve the quality of our website we use Google Analytics, which uses third party cookies and they may be persistent. Google Analytics cookies may connect with advertising and cross-device session stitching data which helps us understand how visitors use multiple devices to access our website so we can provide the best online experience.

Content that is embedded on our website from other platforms e.g. YouTube and Flickr may also set cookies.

Blogs

Our blog sites also use Google Analytics to measure how our audience is using the site and these cookies may be persistent cookies. They do not however collect personal information. You will be given the option to disable cookies from our blog pages, however some functions may become unavailable to you.

Personal information

The University of Huddersfield does not use cookies to store or process personal information about you. The University of Huddersfield may use URLs stored in session and persistent cookies to analyse the performance of advertising campaigns; however this is done at an anonymous level.

Cookie review

The University carried out an audit of its use of cookies to enable compliance with an amendment made to the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations in May 2011. The audit was reviewed and updated in May 2016.