What is a cookie? A "cookie" is a small text file that's stored on your computer, smartphone or other device when you visit a website or use an app. Some cookies are deleted when you close down your browser. These are known as session cookies. Others remain on your device until they expire or you delete them from your cache. These are known as persistent cookies and enable us to remember things about you as a returning visitor. This website uses session and persistent cookies.
Web application cookies
These cookies are necessary for the website to function. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as logging into My Account or booking. Web application cookies we use are:
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Google Tag Manager
Google Tag Manager is a tag management system that allows you to quickly and easily update tags and code snippets on your website or mobile app. We use tag manager to implement cookies which act on your cookie preferences.
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Google Universal Analytics
These cookies are used to track the performance of the website and monitor any disruption in service and system outage. We do not collect or store any personal information through Google Universal Analytics. These cookies are all fundamental to ensure the website remains operational. However, you can delete these cookies anytime through your browser settings.
We use Zopim (owned by Zendesk) to provide live customer service chat on our Site. Zopim requires two cookies: the first cookie stores Zopim Live Chat ID to identify the device during visits. The second stores user’s preference to disable Live Chat.
Third party cookies
Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a Google Map (maps.googleapis.com). While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they include a mixture of data used to measure the number of impressions and user behaviour of Google services on our website. Cookies set by Google include: HSID, SAPISID, SID, SAPISID, APISID, SSID, HSID, NID and PREF. We use script libraries from Google to present our content correctly on all kinds of browsers (fonts.googleapis.com), and these are transferred to the cache of your browser to avoid slow or unnecessary multiple loading. These cookies are not hosted by Unite Students and are set by third-party companies. We recommend you review the cookie policies of the third-party companies. Alternatively, you can remove these cookies through your browser settings.
Removing and disabling cookies
If you do not wish to accept cookies on to your machine you can disable them by adjusting the settings on your browser. However this will affect the functionality of the websites you visit. To delete any existing cookies, you will need to delete the cookies in your browser. You can learn how to do this at allaboutcookies.org. You will need to do this before adjusting your browser settings, otherwise your cookie preferences will not be saved.