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Privacy and Cookie Information

Privacy policy

The St Mary's University website operates within guidelines set out by The Data Protection Act 1998. Please see our Data Protection Policy for more information.

Website Cookies

New European Union rules on the use of cookies, enforced in the UK by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), came into force throughout the UK and Europe from 26th May 2012.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers downloaded on to the device you are using to browse the internet when you access certain websites. Cookies do lots of different jobs, like allowing you to navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

Most major websites use cookies, and you can manage and/or delete these files if you wish. St Mary's website uses Google Analytics to measure how people use our site so we can make sure it meets users' needs; this involves cookies from Google Analytics - which expire in up to 2 years - being downloaded on to the device you are using to access our website so we can collect information about which pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on.

This is done anonymously, without collecting any of your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so the cookies cannot be used to identify who you are. This non-personal information we receive from Google Analytics is held by us, and we do not allow Google to use or share any of this data.

By using St Mary's website, you agree to allow the downloading of cookies on to the device you are using to access this site.