cookie policy

what are cookies?

a cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer when you visit any web pages that uses cookies. a cookie contains information that allows websites to recognise your computer and perform a variety of functions such as recording which pages of the website you visit or saving your preferences that allow you to personalise your viewing experience. cookies are recorded via your web browser (e.g. internet explorer, firefox or safari) and are not visible on a website itself.

cookies can be either ‘first party’, which means they are used by an organisation on its own website, or ‘third party’ which is when they are used by an organisation on another organisation’s website. some cookies are ‘session’ cookies that are deleted from your computer as soon as you close your web browser. ‘persistent’ cookies do not self-delete until a specific period of time has elapsed. further below we provide information on the cookies we use and highlight which are first and third party.

for more general information about cookies visit: all about cookies.org. there is also a useful video about cookies on google’s website.

how we use cookies

we use cookies similar to many other websites, principally to enable us to understand how people use our website so that we can enhance the usability and performance.  additionally we use cookies to store functional information, such as remembering you’ve logged in to a particular service. in the case of tracking cookies no personally-identifiable information is recorded.

cookies we use

mmu.ac.uk uses the following cookies

cookie type cookie information
functional bnrmsg we use this cookie to remember you have seen and closed the popup banner message
analytics google analytics we use google analytics to understand how visitors use our website.  for more information visit google analytics cookie usage on websites
analytics siteimprove analytics similar to google analytics, we use siteimprove to help understand user behaviour and interactions.  for more information visit siteimprove analytics cookies
analytics hotjar hotjar enables us to understand which information users find useful on individual web pages, and how they interact with our website. for more information visit hotjar cookies
marketing facebook pixel we use facebook pixel to enable us to communicate effectively with our audiences on facebook. facebook pixel enables us to understand how you interact with our website so we can serve relevant information and advertising on facebook. for more information visit facebook cookies
marketing linkedin insight tag we use linkedin insight tag to enable us to communicate effectively with our audiences on linkedin. linkedin insight tag enables us to understand how you interact with our website so we can serve relevant information and advertising on linkedin insight tag. for more information visit linkedin cookie policy