Privacy policy - cookies

Cookie policy
When we provide services to you we want them to be reliable and easy to use. We also need to understand how you use our services so we can improve them.

To help us do this, when you access our websites we place a small amount of information on your computer or access device. These small files, which typically comprise a series of letters or numbers, are called cookies.

We use these cookies to track your activity, recognise your browser/device and .

Some cookies are essential for the operation of our websites, others are not. Opting out or blocking some cookies may affect the functionality of these sites. We want to be open about the way we use cookies and to help you make informed choices about their use.

By means of this Cookie Policy we are seeking to give you clear and comprehensive information about the cookies we use including how to reject or block them.

Why we use cookies

We use cookies for the following reasons:

  • to make the website function properly for you and to enable you to make use of the services we provide
  • to remember your preferences and make the site easier for you to us
  • to collect information about how you use our website which is then anonymised and used to help us improve our services - cookies for this purpose are often described as analytical cookies
  • to collect information about your subjects of interest and use this to serve targeted advertising on other websites.

Session cookies

Cookie name







2 years

Google Analytics*



½ hr from login

Google Analytics



When the browsing session ends

Google Analytics



20 minutes

Google Analytics



6 months

Google Analytics

*We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers that could be outside the European Economic Area. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.  Google's terms of service and privacy policy are available here:

How to refuse or delete cookies

You can use the information on this page to find the name and domain of the cookies we set, so you can use your browser to delete and/or stop them being set in the future.

By doing so, you will not be able to access all of the features our websites offer (see 'Cookies that are necessary for site functioning' above).

For the use of cookies required by our open day registration process, we will ask for your prior consent to place the cookies on your computer or device. If you do not provide consent you will not be able to register online.

If you are purchasing products from our online shop some cookies placed on your computer or device will be essential for you to complete the purchase. If you block or reject these cookies, your transaction may not be completed successfully.

Instructions on refusing and deleting cookies for some popular browsers are linked below. These links take you to the browser vendor's own websites and Oxford Brookes University is not responsible for their content.

Instructions on how to delete and refuse cookies for other web browsers are available at: This is not part of our website and Institute of Public Care is not responsible for its content.