Cookie statement

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Cookie statement

Introduction

Bucks Students’ Union (“we”, “our” or “us) uses cookies on our website. This policy explains how we use cookies, when you visit our website, and online applications (our “sites”). By accessing, browsing and using our sites, you confirm that you accept this cookie policy and that you consent to our use of cookies on your computer or smart device, as set out in this cookie policy.

 

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that store information on your computer, or smart device, when you access certain websites. Cookies allow us to recognise your device when you visit our sites and they enable us to store certain information about your preferences. Cookies make it easier for you to maintain your preferences and help us customise the sites to suit your preferences.

 

How can I prevent cookies being used?

Should you choose to, you can disable the cookies from your browser and delete all cookies currently stored on your computer or smart device. You can find out how to do this for your particular browser by clicking ‘help’ on your browser’s menu or by visiting: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html.

However, please be aware that should you choose to disable cookies from your browser, it may prevent you from taking full advantage of our sites and some of our sites may fail to work properly, which could impact on your use of our sites. You will see from the section below that most of the cookies we use are recognised as being essential cookies, which are required in order to make our sites work.

 

How we use cookies

We use cookies on all of our sites. However, we do not collect or store personal data via the cookies used on any of our sites.

When someone visits one of our sites, we collect standard internet log information. We do this to find our things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of our sites. We collect this information in a way which does not individually identify you in any way.

If, in the future, we decide that we do want to collect personally identifiable information through the use of cookies, on any of our sites, then we will be up-front about this. We will make it clear when we will collect such personal information, how we will collect it and what we intend to do with it.

 

First party cookies

Google Analytics
These cookies are used to collect information, which is non-personal, about how visitors use our sites. We use the information to compile reports, which will help us monitor our sites performance and enable us to improve them, where necessary. This cookie collects information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to our sites, where visitors have come from, the length of time they have spent on our sites and the pages they have visited.

Google Analytics has been assessed as posing a very low level of intrusiveness to you, however, they have produced a plugin for browsers that helps you opt out of this form of analytics, if you do not wish us to use it. For more information, please visit:

 

Third-party cookies

Third-party cookies are cookies that have been written on to your browser, or device, by a website that is different from the website you are actually visiting (ie by a site other than ours, in this case). We do not use third-party cookies.

For more information on this policy, or to ask any questions, please email sudataprotection@bucks.ac.uk.