Privacy and cookies

Cookies

Cookies are temporary files websites use to help them improve your browsing experience. 

You can find out more about cookies and how they work here.

Essential use

Some of our services need cookies to work. These temporary files remember certain information as you move between pages on our site. For example, our on-demand prospectus uses cookies to remember which of our programmes you've added to your 'basket'. We only store these cookies as long as you visit our site. They're not used to track any other information about you.

Our personalised websites – for example, Greenwich VIP – use cookies to keep details and give us useful info as you move between pages. When you sign in to use these services, you provide consent.

Name Description Expires
SQ_SYSTEM_SESSION

This cookie is set by our website software and is essential for the website to work. It stores no personal information.

When you close your browser

Improving our service

Google Analytics sets cookies to help us estimate accurately the number of visitors to the website, and how much use it gets. This information helps us improve the quality of the website.

Name Description Expires
_utma

Used by Google Analytics to identify users anonymously, to record new visitors and repeat views.  

2 years
_utmb Used by Google Analytics to establish a session. 30 minutes
_utmc Used by Google Analytics to establish a session. When you close your browser
_utmz Used by Google Analytics to record information about how visitors arrive at the page, helping us to see how you found the site, and how effective the navigation is. 6 months

You can find out more about cookies and Google Analytics, on the  Google website.

Targeted advertising

We pay for adverts to increase awareness of our services. Some of these are 'targeted' at people who have been on our site before, or have viewed other relevant sites. To do this we provide information to the advertising company by placing a small pixel on certain pages. This information can't be used to identify you. You can find out more about our targeted advertising, and switch it off in your browser, at the Specific Media website.

Personal data

Our web pages may contain personal data, including names, contact details and photographs. We don't add the personal data of any person who is not a member of staff to the website without permission. We aim to ensure all personal data on the website is accurate and up to date.

When we collect personal data – for instance forms, questionnaires or surveys – we tell you what it's being used for, and if it will be shared with third parties. The data is collected securely and confidentiality. We only use personal information to provide services, or for lawful, disclosed purposes.

To monitor our website use, our web servers collect anonymous information such as IP addresses, browser software, and dates, times and pages visited. This helps us analyse data about web traffic and improve our website. We use this information for statistical analysis then remove it from the system.

By using any page on our website, or our services, you are agreeing to us collecting your personal information.

We always process personal data in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. To find out more, visit our Data Protection pages. To find out how you can amend any errors in the personal information held about you, please e-mail compliance@gre.ac.uk.

This privacy statement only applies to this website – not to websites we provide links to.