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Here at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) we are fully committed to safeguarding and protecting the privacy of our website users.

However, in order to provide you with the best possible experience, it is necessary to place small amounts of information on your personal device to ensure the functionality and usability of our website. These small information files are known as ‘cookies’ The below outlines how we collect, use and handle information that you provide through your use of the University of Central Lancashire (uclan.ac.uk) website. As a large organisation, we have several websites, domains, platforms and mobile applications that are currently being reviewed and will have their own cookie policies and statements. This includes our student support website located at uclan.ac.uk/students.

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All personal data collected and used by the University is handled in compliance with current data protection legislation. If you would like more detailed information relating to our Data Protection Policy, your privacy or your rights, or who to contact if you have any concerns about the use of your data, please visit our data protection webpages

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website, when visited by a user, asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your language preference or login information. Those cookies are set by us and called first party cookies. We also use third party cookies which are cookies from a domain different than the domain of the website (uclan.ac.uk) you are visiting – such as a social media ‘like’ button.

It is important for you to understand what cookies are, what we use cookies for, and how to disable them if you do not wish for them to be used whilst visiting this site.

When you access our website we use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our website and help improve our services to you. For example, we may use cookies to:

  • Make the website work properly and enable you to use the services we provide.

  • Collect data on how visitors use our websites so that we can improve our site and functionality and provide an enjoyable experience.

  • Remember your preferences, making the site easier and more intuitive for you.

  • Target or advertise our other services you may be interested in, through third party cookies.

Cookie list

We have listed all of the third party cookies that we are aware of and our uclan.ac.uk site is scanned regularly for updates. However, third parties may choose to change their cookies settings from time to time, and as such this list cannot be guaranteed.

Please also be aware you may also block third party cookies used by our advertisers; however you may still receive advertisements, these will just not be tailored to your likes and interests. You can find out more via Your Online Choices.

A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website – when visited by a user – asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your language preference or login information. Those cookies are set by us and called first-party cookies. We also use third-party cookies – which are cookies from a domain different than the domain of the website you are visiting – for our advertising and marketing efforts. More specifically, we use cookies and other tracking technologies for the following purposes:

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

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Performance Cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

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Functional Cookies

These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.

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Targeting Cookies

These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

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Social Media Cookies

These cookies are set by a range of social media services that we have added to the site to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks. They are capable of tracking your browser across other sites and building up a profile of your interests. This may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit. If you do not allow these cookies you may not be able to use or see these sharing tools.

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