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 (uclan.ac.uk) 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 uclan.ac.uk/students.
All personal data collected and used by the University is handled in compliance with current data protection legislation. If you would like more detailed information relating to our Data Protection Policy, your privacy or your rights, or who to contact if you have any concerns about the use of your data, please visit our Data Protection webpages
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 (uclan.ac.uk) you are visiting – such as a social media ‘like’ button.
- 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.
We have listed all of the third party cookies that we are aware of and our uclan.ac.uk 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.