How we use your information

At University of Gloucestershire Students' Union (UOGSU), we are committed to safeguarding and preserving the privacy of our visitors. This privacy notice tells you what to expect when UOGSU collects personal information. It applies to information we collect about:

  • visitors to our website

 

Visitors to our websites

When someone visits yourstudentsunion.com we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

 

Use of cookies by UOGSU

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer 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.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

 

Cookies

ASP.NET_SessionID Stores a temporary unique identifier for your session – no other information is stored. This cookie is removed when you close your browser. Expires on exit of browser
ASPXAUTH When you are logged in, this cookie stores a value which identifies you to your site. This value is encrypted and can only be read by the server. If you use the Remember Me function this cookie remains on your computer for 3 months, otherwise it is removed when you log out of the site.

Expires on exit of browser or 3 months (optional)

 

Google analytics

_utma Used by Google Analytics to capture and determine unique visitors and the frequency of views. __utma is written to the browser on your first visit to a site (from the browser being used). 2 year expiry
_utmb Used by Google Analytics to establish and continue your session on the site. Each time you visit a page it is updated to expire in 30 minutes. It expires if you spend more than 30 minutes on a single page. 30 minute expiry
_utmc Previously used by Google Analytics javascript to define a session status. 6 month expiry
_utmz Used by Google Analytics to store the type of referral used to reach the site; e.g. direct, link, web search, etc. Expires on exit of browser

 

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Contact Us
  • 01242 714360
  • su@glos.ac.uk
  • The Park, Cheltenham, GLOS, GL50 2RH
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