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Website Privacy and Cookie Policy

This privacy policy sets out how the University of Bradford uses and protects any information that you give the University of Bradford.

The University of Bradford is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

The University of Bradford may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests

We use live chat software on our website, this is provided by Click4Assistance, a 3rd party UK based software company. Information regarding how the data is processed and stored can be viewed online at

You may also wish to view our Marketing Communications Privacy Notice.

Further information is available from our Data Protection pages.

Cookies Policy

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs.

Cookies for advertising

We use third-party cookies for advertising purposes. These are set by someone other than the owner of the website you’re visiting.  These cookies are used to target advertisements to you after you have visited our website and as you browse the internet. This retargeting approach allows us to share relevant messages to you online that may be useful to your interests. These cookies are also used to measure the effectiveness of the adverts.

Our online advertising is delivered through approved advertising suppliers. Companies we use that generate these cookies have their own privacy policies.

Our site uses the following third-party cookies:

Cookies are safe and secure

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages users as a whole find useful and which they do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. Cookies are completely safe and secure and will never contain any sensitive information.

Change browser settings

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. However, this may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Find out how to change the settings by visiting the relevant support page for your browser, or go to the ‘help’ section in your browser for more information.

For further information about deleting and controlling cookies see

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy and cookie statement. You should exercise caution and look at the statements and policies applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

Whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, or other hard copy forms, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes.  If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Data Protection Officer
University of Bradford

Third-party access

Your personal data may be forwarded to third parties in connection with the purposes outlined elsewhere in this statement, to be used on behalf of the University of Bradford. These organisations will only use your personal on behalf of the University of Bradford, in accordance with their own Data Protection or Privacy policies and the terms of agreement with the University of Bradford.

Bulk emails

From time to time we email our alumni, prospective students, business partners, schools and colleges and others who have signalled their willingness to hear from us, with details of new courses or forthcoming events, news about the University, and related information. Some bulk emails are sent via technologies that allow us to track which subscribers have read them. To be removed from a list of subscribers, or to stop receiving any communications from us, please email or use the link an email that has been sent to you.