Cookie Policy

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We use cookies to enhance your online experience

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This enables us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to take steps to improve our website. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

The following may also be of interest:

View our data protection policies

View our privacy notices

What are cookies?

Websites use cookies to store small pieces of information on your browser/computer. Cookies contain bits of text and numbers, nothing else. They are an important function to many websites allowing you to login (and for the website to remember that you’re logged in). For example, if you clear your cookies, you’ll be logged out of all websites and any settings you’ve made won’t be remembered. Many websites also use cookies to better serve the preferences of their website visitors and to monitor how many visitors a website has.

What cookies does the Aston University website use?

We use the following cookies:

  • Necessary cookies – these are required for the operation and security of our website. These include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website or use a shopping cart. 
  • Analytical/performance cookies – these allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our website and see how visitors move around our website when they are browsing. This helps us improve the way in which our website works, for example, by ensuring that users can find what they are looking for easily. 
CookieNamePurposeFurther information
Essential site cookiewordpress_sec_This cookie is essential for the operation of our website. This provides security used by our endpoint firewall to log visits.Wordpress cookies overview
Essential site cookiewordpress_logged_in_This cookie enables the interface to recognize you as a logged-in user and determine which account and preferences to use for various features.WordPress cookies overview
Google  Analytics (Analytics)_ga _ga_E5P3353JZHGoogle Analytics is a tool which uses cookies to provide us with information on how many people use the website. This information helps us analyse the performance of the website so we are able to make improvements. Google Analytics privacy overview
YouTube cookies (Videos)Not applicableThe website embeds videos from Youtube channels using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This may set cookies on your computer once you click on YouTube’s video player. YouTube does not store personally identifiable cookie information for playbacks and embedded videos using its privacy-enhanced mode.YouTube’s privacy enhanced mode for embedded videos
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