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 Google Analytics cookies to track your usage of our Report and Support website. This tracking information enables us to enhance the usability and performance of our website and Report and Support services. No personally-identifiable information is recorded. 
By using and browsing our Report and Support website, 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.
Cookie Name or Service:  the analytics.js: Google Analytics
Purpose: These cookies are used by the Google Analytics service 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.
More information:  Overview of privacy at Google

For further information about this cookie please see Google Analytics.
How can I control cookies?
You can decide whether to give the University your consent to store this cookie when first entering the Report and Support site.  If you choose to accept use of cookies, you can opt out at any time by going to https://reportandsupport.mmu.ac.uk/cookie-control and ensuring that the box ‘allow analytics cookies’ is unticked. 
Furthermore, you can amend your cookie setting for the site within your internet browser settings. For further information about this approach, further guidance available on the website All About Cookies.org which tells you how to control and remove cookies using the options available in your web browser. 

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For more information about how we use cookies, please contact the Web Team

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