Cookie Policy

What are cookies, and how do we use them?

What are cookies, and how do we use them?

Cookies are small text files that are sent to and stored on your web browser, smartphone or other device to allow you to store specific information that can be used to improve the user experience on a website. Further information about cookies (including how to disable them) can be found on

We use cookies on our site to improve the user experience, and to gather general statistics about the users of our services (not user specific). Among other things, cookies allow you to log on to our service. This Cookie Policy gives a background of what cookies are, how we use them and how they benefit you.

What types of cookies are there?

You will encounter the following cookies:

  • First party cookies: First party cookies are set by the website, you are visiting and they can only be read by that site
  • Third party cookies: Third party cookies are set by a different organisation to the owner of the website you are visiting. For example, the website might use a third party analytics company who will set their own cookie to perform this service. The website you are visiting may also contain content embedded from, for example YouTube or Flickr, and these sites may set their own cookies
  • Session cookies: Session Cookies are stored only temporarily during a browsing session and are deleted from the user’s device when the browser is closed. We use these to allow you to login to the website
  • Persistent cookies: This type of cookie is saved on your computer for a fixed period (usually a year or longer) and is not deleted when the browser is closed. Persistent cookies are used where we need to know who you are for more than one browsing session. For example, we use this type of cookie to store your preferences, so that they are remembered for the next visit

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to track website usage. Find out more about how Google Analytics uses your data.

Some of your data may be used by Google for Interest-based advertising. Opt-out.


We use the AddThis service to serve social media sharing buttons. View AddThis privacy policy to see how they use your data. Some of your data may be used by AddThis for Interest-based advertising. Opt-out.

New Relic

New Relic is used by our service provider to monitor server performance. Find out more about how New Relic uses your data.


We use Facebook to improve our engagement on the social network with you. You can opt out of the Facebook tracking by visiting: Opt out.

You can control your web privacy with tools such as Ghostery Add-On and Do Not Track.

Freshers' Guide

Our Freshers' Guide uses LinkedIN and Facebook logins to allow users to store their favourited events. We collect the following information: Name, Email, Gender, Locale, Public profile picture, country (linkedin). We will NEVER share this information with third-parties. We may however use this information to refine facebook advertising campaigns and for email corrispondence.

You can control your web privacy with tools such as Ghostery Add-On and Do Not Track.

Mailing Lists

You can control which organisations e-mail you from the Contact Options page or by clicking unsubscribe at the bottom of any mailings sent to you.

Students' Guild

The Students' Guild will send you updates on the Guild and student activity in line with our aims and objectives.

Societies, Groups & Committees

Groups and committes you are a member of will send you relevant content. To ensure your privacy, the Guild mailing system does not release your email address to these groups. If you are concerned that a society, committee or group are using a non-Guild system to contact you, please contact


We will send on behalf of selected partners relevant sponsored content. We do not share your data with these partners.

Read our full privacy policy.

Accessibility Tools

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