This page describes the Cookies we set, the information that we collect and what is stored by USU. Consistent with UK Data Protection legislation, USU collects and retains the least amount of personally identifiable information to meet our needs.
We are also committed to keeping your information safe.
Quancast - This is a third-party cookie placed by our hosting company which helps them track traffic across all hosted sites. This helps them to manage server load and ensure that their user's websites are served up quickly.
Analytics - We use two of these cookies, one placed by our hosting company and one placed by us. When you visit our website, we collect standard internet log information. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to our website. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. Analytics information is helpful to us as it helps us gauge our site’s success and how we can tailor our site to suit you best.
Memory - We use a cookie from Twitcker to remember the position of the twitter feed at the top of the page to keep you updated with the latest USU information. This does not identify you, nor does it identify any details about your twitter account.
When you use the contact us form on the website, an email with your message is sent to a generic USU email address. This email account is secure, but is accessible by all the members of the USU committee. In order to use the contact form, we ask you to provide at least your name and email address, and your phone number if possible, along with your message and the USU department. This information will only be stored for the purposes of responding to your message.