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How does Wrexham Glyndwr University use cookies?

Cookies enable us to identify your device, or you when you have logged in. We use cookies that are strictly necessary to enable you to move around the site or to provide certain basic features. We use cookies to enhance the functionality of the website by storing your preferences, for example. We also use cookies to help us to improve the performance of our website to provide you with a better user experience. Cookies are also used to compile general (not personal) site usage statistics. Cookies may also be used to deliver tailored online advertisements through third party websites including Facebook and those that are part of the Google display network. The cookies may be used to tailor the adverts based on the sections of our website that you have visited. You can opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting their Ads Preferences Manager. Cookies are not used to capture or store personal information for any other purpose.

Types of cookies used

Most cookies encountered when browsing Wrexham Glyndwr University websites are considered ‘third party’ cookies. This simply means the web site has used a feature supplied by an external provider, such as Facebook or Google Maps which sets the cookie. Third party cookies are not inherently more or less risky than first party cookies. The only thing to bear in mind is that the external provider, not the university, determines what type of information is stored and how it is used. The most common type of cookie used on our website is set by Google Analytics, which provides anonymous statistical data to us to show usage trends and to aid in making decisions about what types of content are most popular. The service 'Google Analytics' use cookies to help analyse how users navigate our websites. The information generated by the cookie regarding our websites will be transmitted to and stored by Google, Inc. on servers that may be hosted in the United States. Google, Inc will use this information for the purpose of evaluating use of our website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other related services to Wrexham Glyndwr University. Google, Inc. may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google, Inc. behalf. Google, Inc. will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google, Inc. You may decline the use of cookies by configuring your web browser to do so. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google, Inc. in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

How to control or delete cookies

Wrexham Glyndwr University will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, should you choose to disable, reject or block our cookies, some parts of our website may not function fully. You can manage cookies from this site, including blocking or deleting them, by changing the settings in your web browser. However, please note that deleting cookies may result in parts of this site and its online services not working as expected. For further information about cookies including a detailed definition, and how to control your cookie settings and browser settings please visit All About Cookies. A useful tool that will enable you to control many third party tracking cookies can be found at the Network Advertising Initiative.