1. Introduction

Your privacy is important to us. Universities Wales (UnisWales) is committed to safeguarding the personal information you provide to us and to protecting your privacy. The purpose of this privacy statement is to assist you in understanding how UnisWales uses personal information collected via this website. By submitting your personal information to this website, you are confirming that you have read and understood UnisWales’s privacy statement and that we may use your personal information described in it. UnisWales reserves the right to modify or update this privacy statement at any time without prior notice. Any modifications will apply to all information collected by UnisWales, including previously collected information.

2. The information we collect

You do not have to provide any personal information in order to browse this website. We will collect personal information about you when you subscribe to services on our website that require you to enter your personal details in order to create a user name and password. Your personal information is used to enable us to verify you are a subscriber and to deliver the online services to you.

In addition to your personal information, when you use our website, we may collect tracking information such as your browser type, the type of operating system you use, the name of your internet service provider and pages visited on the site.

UnisWales obtains this information by using technologies, including cookies, to increase the functionality and user-friendliness of our website and to better tailor our website to your needs. For example, we may want to know how long the average visitor spends on our website or which pages get the most attention. Information such as this will only be used in aggregate form and does not identify you personally.

3. How your information is used

We collect information on our website visitors for a variety of purposes, including to reply to your enquiries more efficiently through the services we provide. We also use information in aggregate form (your individual details cannot be identified) to audit usage of the site.

Any personal information you give us will be stored so that we can provide you with a more personalised service. We will only use this data to identify you.

Information that you supply in connection with the provision of a product or service, or a job application will be treated in confidence and in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act.

4. How we share information with third parties

UnisWales does not sell or pass on your personal information to others.

5. Use of cookies

When you visit our website, we may store some information on your computer. This information will be in the form of a ‘cookie’ or similar file and can help us in many ways. For example, cookies allow us to tailor a website to better match your interests and preferences. With most internet browsers you can erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies or receive a warning before a cookie is stored.

Cookies can be blocked completely by a web browser, or selectively via the web browser's cookie manager. 

To learn more about cookies in general or how to manage them, visit: www.aboutcookies.org

If you wish not to receive online advertisemsnts, you can opt-out of cookies by going to the Network Advertising Initiative website.

Cookie Name

Purpose of the Cookie

ASP.NET_SESSIONID This cookie logs when the studyinwales.ac.uk website is open in a user’s browser.
SC_ANALYTICS_GLOBAL_COOKIE This cookie logs visitors who have visited the studyinwales.ac.uk website more than once within a given time period.
EXITSURVEYCTA This cookie is placed in a user’s browser that have been presented with a website exit survey as they are about to leave the studyinwales.ac.uk website.


3rd Party Cookies

Cookie Name

Purpose of the Cookie

Google Google Analytics: This cookie is placed in a user’s browser to store information related to their preferences - such as preferred language (e.g. English), the number of search results to display per page (e.g. 10 or 20), and Google’s SafeSearch filter setting.
YouTube Study in Wales uses the popular streaming website YouTube to extend the function of its website. YouTube places cookies in a user’s browser that stores information related to the user’s browser theme, and enables the website to display adverts which advertisers pay to display.
Yahoo! Yahoo Analytics: is an online advertising service provided by Yahoo. The service enables websites to display adverts which advertisers pay to display on webpages with related content.
DoubleClick DoubleClick is an online advertising service provided by Google. The service enables websites to display adverts on websites, and advertisers to control how often adverts are shown to users.


6. Your rights

You have the right to ask us at any time not to contact you, or to change your preferred methods of contact for marketing purposes.

You have the right to ask for a copy of the information we hold about you (for which we may charge a small fee) and to have any inaccuracies in your information corrected.

7. Protection of your personal data

We are committed to keeping your information as secure as possible. We also use additional methods to secure sensitive information about your activities with us. Every employee that works for HEW has to follow a strict confidentiality procedure and privacy standards.

8. Withdrawing your permission

You may, at any time, withdraw your permission for HEW to use your personal information for the purposes of sending you information about products or services. You can do this by writing to Higher Education Wales, 2 Caspian Point, Caspian Way, Cardiff Bay, CF10 4DQ.

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