What are cookies?
Types of cookie
Cookies can be “session cookies” or “persistent cookies”. Session cookies are temporary and should be deleted by your browser when you quit. Session cookies are often used to help you navigate a website efficiently and perform certain functions. Persistent cookies can remain on your hard drive indefinitely (how long will depend on the lifetime of the specific cookie) and may continue to be accessed via your browser.
Can I turn off cookies?
Which type of cookie does the University of Huddersfield use?
The University of Huddersfield website use Google Analytics which also place cookies on your computer. The information generated by these cookies about your use of this website will be transmitted to and stored by Google.
The University of Huddersfield has a relationship with Hobsons Plc (Hobsons) in connection with the provision of the iHud service. The URLs listed below are hosted by Hobsons as part of this relationship:
A list of the Cookies used by Hobsons for the processing of information on these pages can be found here http://www.hobsons.com/europe/cookies.php
Create your own prospectus
Visitors using the ‘Create you own prospectus’ section of the website will be asked for personal information including name, date of birth and email address prior to generating their personalised prospectus. This information will be transferred into iHud (see above) to provide you with further information about studying at Huddersfield.
‘MyDetails’/’MyStudents’ pages of the University of Huddersfield website uses 10 cookie[s]. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers saved to your website browser. These webpages only contain essential cookies which allows the University of Huddersfield to ensure that the ‘MyDetails’/’MyStudents’ pages can only accessed by authorised users. The essential cookies are sessional cookies and are not used to collect personally identifiable information about you.
PortalPlus sets 13 cookies. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers saved to your website browser. All our cookies are used only within the University. We do not have any third party cookies. These cookies are used for three purposes:
1. Essential cookies
Some cookies are essential for the operation of PortalPlus. For example, some cookies allow us to identify authenticated portal users and so give them full access to the portal site. There are several portal servers, so we also use a cookie to make sure you are connected to the correct one during a portal session.
2. Performance Cookies
We utilise other cookies to analyse how our visitors use the portal and to monitor performance. For example, we might use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular.
3. Functionality Cookies
We use functionality cookies to allow us to extend the portal's functionality. For example, cookies enable us to pass you between different University systems (e.g. the portal and the library system) so that each system can identify you and offer you a customised, authenticated experience.
For students and staff using Summon to access e-resources at the University, a session cookie is stored once you have logged in to the system. There is also an option to ‘Remember me’ which stores a normal cookie with a 30 day expiry. If you are accessing the system offline, session cookies are also used once you have logged in.
Anyone logging in to MyReading to update the reading list will also have a session cookie applied once they have logged in.
If you opt to disable cookies, a number of important functions and services will be unavailable to you and our websites will not operate correctly in your browser.
Our blog sites also use Google Analytics to measure how our audience is using the site and these cookies may be persistent cookies. They do not however collect personal information. You will be given the option to disable cookies from our blog pages, however some functions may become unavailable to you.
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