Cookie policy

Our site uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our site. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. By continuing to browse our site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.

What cookies do we use?

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website. The cookies we use that are strictly necessary are called 'session cookies'. These are cookies which are temporarily stored on your computer during your visit to the University of Local Knowledge site, and then deleted once you have closed your browser. These allow the website to store your log-in session so that you can move through several pages quickly and easily without having to log in on each new page you visit. No personal information is stored in these cookies.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. The analytical cookies we use are 'Google Analytics cookies'. Google analytics cookies allow Google Analytics to remember and record a user’s interaction on a website. Google Analytics uses the following cookies: _utma, _utmb,_utmz and _utmv via the ga.js library to record information about what a user has seen or done on a particular page. 
    _utma is used to distinguish users and sessions.
    _utmb is used to determine new sessions and visits
    _utmz stores the traffic source or campai8gn that explains how a user reached the website
    _utmv is used to store visitor-level custom variable data


How do I block cookies?

Most browsers and devices allow you to refuse to accept cookies. For further information on how to refuse cookies or change your cookie preferences, we would suggest you take a look at About Cookies. This is a third party website over which we have no control.

Please note that blocking “strictly necessary” cookies may have a negative impact upon the usability of our site and many other website.

Where can I find further information?

For further information about cookies and other similar technologies, we would suggest you take a look at All About Cookies. This is a third party website over which we have no control.

If you have any further questions, you can contact us