Privacy and Cookies

These policies cover any data that we collect about you (“personally identifiable data”) either through the University of Buckingham website (“the site”) or in any other dealings with you and the uses we intend to make of that data.

Privacy Notice

How we collect, use and share your personal data, and your rights in relation to the personal data we hold.

Data Protection Policy

How we comply with our obligations under GDPR, setting out the obligations of staff and students.

Cookie policy

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a website’s computer and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.

Use of cookies

A new EU law came into force on 26 May 2012 regulating the use of cookies on websites. We do not use many cookies for our websites, but those we use are detailed below. Our public website (www.buckingham.ac.uk) also includes some YouTube videos which may introduce some cookies. Options to allow you to share links on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter etc are included on each page and will use cookies you already have for those sites (which may record your username etc to aid logging in). Please refer to those media sites to review their cookie policy.

Cookie name Website(s) affected Why we are using these cookies
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extranet.buckingham.ac.uk
These are Google Analytics cookies to collect information on how visitors use our site and to help us target areas of the site for improvement. The information collected is anonymous but allows us to track how many visitors we have had to the site and how they arrived at our site.

For more information please refer to the Google Analytics Privacy Overview.

MoodleSession, MoodleSessionTest, MOODLEID_ vle.buckingham.ac.uk Our Virtual Learning Platform uses Moodle which requires the MoodleSession cookie in order work. This cookie is deleted when you leave the site.

The MOODLEID_ records the username you logged in like last time you visited the site so is not necessary but makes the login process easier.

The MoodleSessionTest cookie is used by the version of Moodle we currently have installed but will be removed when we upgrade to the very latest version of Moodle during the June 2012 vacation.