A cookie is a small file of letter and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.
Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work more efficiently and provide information to the owners of the website. There are two different types of cookies - session cookies and persistent cookies. If a cookie does not contain an expiration date, it is considered a session cookie. Session cookies are stored in memory and never written to disk. When the browser closes, the cookie is permanently lost from this point on. If the cookie contains an expiration date, it is considered a persistent cookie. On the date specified in the expiration, the cookie will be removed from the disk.
We use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart, for authentication, security, localization or make use of e-billing services.
- Analytical or performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us provide the users with more user-friendly websites and to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Functionality cookies. Functional cookies are essential for our website to operate. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties (such as our advertising agencies and/or advertising companies) for this purpose.
For example, we use Google Analytics
to track and record the performance of our website and monitor any disruption in service and system outage that might occur. We do not collect or store any personal data through Google Analytics. Another example is the use of Login Details
, where we use them to give the users the option to remember their credentials in order to avoid re-entering their username and password each time when they visit the Unihalls student portal. These types of cookies are all fundamental to ensure our website is working properly.
You may contact us to find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:
(a) https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);
(b) https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);
(c) http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera);
(d) https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internetexplorer-delete-manage cookies (Internet Explorer);
(e) https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac (Safari);and
(f) https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/4468242/microsoft-edge-browsing-data-and-privacy-microsoft-privacy (Edge).
However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.
Last updated: 31/03/2021