Use of Cookies

How the Manchester Metropolitan University uses cookies on the web.

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 There is also a useful video about cookies on Google’s website.

How we use cookies

We use a variety of cookies to perform different functions. For the website, we use necessary and functional cookies to optimize website performance. We also use analytical cookies, principally to enable us to understand how people use our website so that we can enhance the usability and performance and measure levels of engagement.  We do not track your online behaviour or share your information with third parties. 

By using and browsing our websites, you consent to cookies being used in accordance with our policy. If you do not consent, you must disable cookies or refrain from using the site.