Cookie notice

Here at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) we are fully committed to safeguarding and protecting the privacy of our website users.

However, in order to provide you with the best possible experience, it is necessary to place small amounts of information on your personal device to ensure the functionality and usability of our website. These small information files are known as ‘cookies’

The below outlines how we collect, use and handle information that you provide through your use of the University of Central Lancashire ( website. As a large organisation, we have several websites, domains, platforms and mobile applications that are currently being reviewed and will have their own cookie policies and statements. This includes our student support website located at

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website, when visited by a user, asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your language preference or login information. Those cookies are set by us and called first party cookies. We also use third party cookies which are cookies from a domain different than the domain of the website ( you are visiting – such as a social media ‘like’ button.

It is important for you to understand what cookies are, what we use cookies for, and how to disable them if you do not wish for them to be used whilst visiting this site.

When you access our website we use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our website and help improve our services to you. For example, we may use cookies to:

  • Make the website work properly and enable you to use the services we provide.

  • Collect data on how visitors use our websites so that we can improve our site and functionality and provide an enjoyable experience.

  • Remember your preferences, making the site easier and more intuitive for you.

  • Target or advertise our other services you may be interested in, through third party cookies.

Cookie list

We have listed all of the third party cookies that we are aware of and our site is scanned regularly for updates. However, third parties may choose to change their cookies settings from time to time, and as such this list cannot be guaranteed.

Please also be aware you may also block third party cookies used by our advertisers; however you may still receive advertisements, these will just not be tailored to your likes and interests. You can find out more via Your Online Choices.