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Website help, terms & cookies

 

Does the Plymouth University website use cookies?

The Plymouth University website uses cookies to enhance certain functionality and content for our users. This is through provision of interactive elements for your use on the site (for example, social media sharing options) and also provision of analytical data for us, to review how our site is being used and improve it where necessary.

By using the website, you are agreeing to this policy and you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy. This agreement only refers to the Plymouth University website (plymouth.ac.uk domain) and not to those reached via links from the Plymouth University site, to websites provided by others (not Plymouth University).

What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of data stored by your web browser on your computer when you visit a website. They will not contain any personal information about you.

Do cookies allow Plymouth University to see what I am doing online?

We cannot obtain information about who you are from this monitoring, just our audience behaviours and trends in that data. We use cookie information to monitor traffic, for example, numbers of visitors to a web page and where they go.  

Examples of where cookies are used on Plymouth University's websites:

  • Analytics - we anonymously measure your use of this website so that we can improve your experience
  • eStore (shopping online) - we use these cookies so users can order merchandise or book an event on our website. This is essential to carry out the activity people have requested, like for example the add to basket function
  • Social media - Facebook, Twitter and other social websites need to know who you are to work properly. This is for people who click the Facebook like and share buttons or Tweet this buttons from Twitter

How do I change my cookie settings?

Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can alter the settings of your browser to prevent automatic acceptance. If you reject the use of cookies please note that all functions of the website may not work properly.

If you are concerned about cookies you can change the settings on your computer to refuse them. For information on how to turn off cookies, see the following websites. 

Social media tools on our websites allow users to share or bookmark web pages, using scripts that are not from the Plymouth University website. Further information on these types of cookie are available from the providers below.

Confidentiality and personal information

Your personal information entered on any of our website forms will be retained on the Plymouth University database for purposes of academic or statistical research. These details will not be made available outside the University. Unattributed personal comments may be used by the University for marketing purposes in publications or on our website. We use our best efforts to keep the data that we hold secure. All data is transmitted to our site at your own risk.

Freedom of information

Plymouth University has a commitment to openness and transparency and has always been concerned to make relevant information available wherever possible to individuals who may request it, subject to safeguarding the privacy of individuals and to legitimate considerations of national security, law enforcement and commercial interests where relevant. See Freedom of information.