A cookie is a small data file that we store on your device. Cookies cannot read your hard disk or make any information collected by use of a cookie available to any third party. A cookie can only be read by the organisation that installs it. Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. Cookies also provide us with information about how our website is used so we can keep it as up to date, relevant and error-free as possible.

  • Strictly necessary cookies – These are cookies that are essential to the operation of our website.
  • Analytical/performance cookies – These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our website.
  • Functionality cookies – These cookies are used to recognise you when you return to our website.
  • Targeting cookies – These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed.


We automatically deploy a cookie on your computer when you arrive at our website, provided cookies are not blocked by your browser. These cookies are essential so that you can move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies services you have asked for cannot be provided. Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to the cookie file on your computer’s hard disk. Cookies enable users to navigate around websites and without cookies being enabled you will not be able to access your student website. The cookies on your student website are used for security purposes, i.e. to ensure that web pages within the site are only accessible after successful login. In addition, the cookie helps ensure that only those pages that are relevant for that login are accessible. If you continue without changing your settings, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all strictly necessary cookies.  You should be aware though that most cookies are harmless and restricting them may impact on the functionality of the websites you visit, including this one. If you want further information on cookies, including how these can be blocked and deleted, please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org.


You can adjust the settings on your computer to decline, restrict or delete any cookies if you wish.  This can easily be done if you activate the reject cookies setting on your computer, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how to do so depending on the browser. You can also use the browser’s anonymous browser setting (‘Incognito’ if using Google Chrome, ‘InPrivate’ in Internet Explorer and ‘Private Browsing’ if you are using Firefox).

If you would like to know more about cookies and how you can disable them, please go to http://www.aboutcookies.org.uk/managing-cookieswhich provides information on cookies on a wide variety of browsers.


We may monitor traffic to our site and collect the following information:

  • The IP address of your computer.
  • The referring website from which you were routed to our website.


The reasons for this are:

  • To make ongoing improvements to our website based on this data.
  • To see our most popular sources of business.