Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are transferred to your computer's hard drive through your web browser and contain a unique number, but no personal data. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
Below is a summary of the cookies we use on www.shu.ac.uk, including those set by add-ons.
Allowing cookies here means your selections are remembered for up to a month, so you can return to the site at any time and pick up where you left off.
Over 15 million websites* use Google Analytics to collect
information about how visitors use their websites, so they
can compile reports and make improvements to better meet
their users' needs.
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.
We use AddThis, a popular social bookmarking toolbar,
to allow you to share content such as news
releases via social media sites including Facebook
shared so website owners can find out what their visitors
like, and it may also use that data to deliver tailored
advertising on other websites you go on to visit.
When you share content via social media, these sites may set a cookie if you are also logged in to their service. We don't control third party cookies but we recommend you visit the relevant website for more information.
Most of the videos you'll find on our website are hosted directly by us, but we may embed some videos from our official YouTube channel; when we do this, we use the privacy-enhanced mode which means YouTube can't set a cookie unless a user clicks on the video to begin playback.
Sheffield Hallam University is not responsible for the content of external websites