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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.

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 cookies does Heritage Quay use?

This site uses Microsoft Clarity to anonymously measure how our audience is using the site but that will only happen if you give explicit consent to store a cookie. We do not collect any personal information. You can change your consent at any time.

Content that is embedded on our website from other platforms e.g. YouTube and Flickr may also set cookies, however this can be stopped by disabling Third Party Cookies in your web browser settings.

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.