Privacy and Cookies

Legal Statement

The information made available by the University of Leeds over the World Wide Web does not form part of any contract. Changing circumstances may cause the University to have to change its provisions at any time. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information presented, the University cannot accept responsibility for errors.

Privacy Notice

Purpose of this notice

This statement tells you how the University of Leeds will collect and process your personal data when you access this website.

Automated collection of personal information

As with most other web servers, when you access these web pages certain information you provide will automatically be recorded by the University of Leeds. This may include your IP address, browser type, and information relating to the page you last visited. This information is processed to estimate how much usage of the server is made by different categories of users and in the event of a breach of security may be used to aid detection.

Non-automated collection

Where you are required under this website to provide personal data this data will be used for the following purposes: to contact you regarding the query that you have made; to send you details of courses, if you have expressed an interest in receiving information about these courses.

Third-party access

Your personal data that you have provided will not routinely be sent to other third-parties (unless notified – see 3. above).

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

Our website uses first party cookies which are set by our web server as opposed to a different web server. They are categorised as strictly necessary, which are essential to the operation of the website, and performance cookies which collect anonymous information about the usage of our website. By using our website you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

We do not use cookies to collect personal information about you. Should you wish to restrict or block cookies which are set by our website you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘help’ function within your browser or the manual that comes with your device should tell you how. You may also wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how you can do this on a wide variety of browsers. Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why:

Cookie Information and Purpose
__utma __utmb __utmc __utmv __utmz __ga __gat Google Universal Analytics cookies
Purpose:
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

The information stored in the first-party Universal Analytics cookie is simply a randomly generated identifier, for example 12345.67890.

Information:
How Google uses data:
http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/
Google analytics:
https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245
Google analytics terms of service:
http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html
Universal Analytics opt-opt browser add-on:
https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
NCS* NetScaler Appliance session cookie
Purpose:
These cookies are set by our Citrix NetScaler appliance and are used to ensure your browsing session remains on the same web server. It is deleted when you close your browser.
Information:
http://www.citrix.com/
PHPSESSID PHP session cookie
Purpose:
This cookie stores a unique ID assigned by the web server. It is used to enable some site functionality to work properly. It is deleted when you close your browser.
Information:
http://www.php.net/manual/en/intro.session.php

University Code of Practice

The University’s Data Protection Code of Practice also applies to the use of personal data under this website. The Code can be accessed at http://www.leeds.ac.uk/secretariat/data_protection_code_of_practice.html

Changes to this notice

This notice and therefore the ways in which your data may be processed can be changed from time to time. Any changes will only be notified via this web page.

Further information and Contact

If you have any queries relating to this privacy notice or the way your data is being processed through this website then please contact us. If you are dissatisfied with their response please contact the University Webmaster, webmaster@leeds.ac.uk.