Cookies are small text files placed onto your computer’s hard disk when you visit certain web pages. These files are used for many purposes but generally they provide a function to the user of the site, the sites owner or a third party on instruction of the sites owner. The functions of cookies include remembering passwords for your convenience, showing you relevant content based on your browsing history or recording how you use a website.

No personal data is sent to a website’s owner or third parties via cookies.

You can find and view the cookies saved on your hard drive by using your computer’s search tool and searching for the word ‘cookies’, they will be saved in a folder called “Cookies”. You can delete the cookies on your computer by clearing your browser history through the tools tab on your browser.



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Google Analytics

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

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AddThis is a way of sharing our pages via social networks or e-mail (the share and like button are in the top right on the page). The __atuvc cookie is created in order to make sure you see the updated ‘like’ or ‘share’ count if you share a page and return to it before our share count is updated. No data from this cookie is sent back to AddThis.

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This cookie stores a temporary unique identifier for your session – no other information is stored.  This cookie is removed when you close your browser.


When you are logged in, this cookie stores a value which identifies you to our site. This value is encrypted and can only be read by the server.  If you use the ‘Remember Me’ function this cookie remains on your computer for 3 months, otherwise it is removed when you log out of the site. will not work without ASP.NET_SessionID and ASPXAUTH cookies having been enabled. If you do not wish to have cookies downloaded whilst using this site please disable cookies using your browser options.

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By using this site as it is served we imply that you consent to use of the cookies listed above.



When you visit some cookies are placed onto your hard disk that are not related to Anglia Ruskin Students’ Union. When you visit a page that contains embedded content, for example a YouTube video, you may be sent cookies from that particular website. We do not control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.