Cookies Policy

Our website uses cookies mainly for statistical purposes—to distinguish you from other users of our website—and to enable various types of functionality.

They provide information on how our website is used and helps us make informed decisions on changes we make. They also allow us to add certain functionality to our site which improves the experience for visitors.

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. You can find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.google.co.uk/goodtoknow/data-on-the-web/cookies.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

The cookies used on this website have been categorised based on the categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide. A list of all the cookies used on this website by category is set out below.

Cookies used on our website

Performance cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use our website, for instance they allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website. These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. They are only used to improve how our website works.

CookieName (duration)DomainDetails
Google Analytics __utmz (6 months)
__utma (2 years)
__utmc (session)
__utmb (session)
bridgwater.ac.uk These cookies enable us to estimate our audience size and usage pattern. For more information please see the Google Analytics cookie documentation.

Third party cookies

We use a number of third party tools to add functionality to our website and these may use cookies that we have no control over, for example embedded videos from YouTube. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

CookieName (duration)DomainDetails
YouTube VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE (8 months)
PREF (10 years)
use_hitbox (session)
youtube.com We embed YouTube videos on certain pages and these may set cookies when viewed and when the video is played. For more information view Google’s Privacy Policy.
Vimeo PREF (2 years)
khcookie (session)
NID (session)
av.vimeo.com
player.vimeo.com
We embed Vimeo videos on certain pages and these may set cookies to monitor performance and gather statistics about video usage. For more information view Vimeo's privacy policy.
Google maps PREF (2 years)
khcookie (session)
NID (session)
google.co.uk We use Google maps on certain pages and these may set cookies that detect your preferences and record usage of Google's maps. For more information view Google’s Privacy Policy.

Blocking or deleting cookies

Cookies are a widely used technology on the web and on the whole are used for reasons that benefit the user. However if you wanted to stop cookies being set on your computer this is entirely within your control. The browser you use will have settings that can be configured to refuse cookies. Instructions on how to do this will vary depending on the particular type and version of your browser but a good place to start is www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/. If you choose to block cookies through your browser, it may impact your ability to effectively use certain websites.