On 26th May 2011, the EC introduced a directive called the "Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2011" which requires the owners of websites to get specific approval from the visitor if cookies are deployed. Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to the cookie file on your computer's hard disk. Cookies enable users to navigate around websites and without cookies being enabled you will not be able to access your student website.

We automatically deploy a cookie on your computer when you arrive at our website, provided cookies are not blocked by your browser.

The cookies on your student website are used for security purposes, i.e. to ensure that web pages within the site are only accessible after successful login. In addition, the cookie helps ensure that only those pages that are relevant for that login are accessible.

We do not use persistent cookies (those that remain after you leave the student website), only session cookies (i.e. that remain during a specific visit to the website and are deleted when you logout or close your browser window).

By logging into the student website you are implicitly agreeing to this use of cookies.

If you want further information on cookies, including how these can be blocked and deleted, please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org. You should be aware though that most cookies are harmless and restricting them may impact on the functionality of the websites you visit, including this one.