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Use of cookies in the Postgraduate and Direct application process

1. What is a cookie?

Most web sites use cookies to remember information about you and your preferences, either for the duration of your visit or for repeat visits. A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a web site, and that web site can then retrieve the contents of that cookie.

If we didn't use cookies, our application process would think you are a new visitor every time you move from one page to another on the application form.

Cookies may be set by the web site you are visiting ('first party cookies') or by other web sites which provide content on the page you are viewing ('third party cookies').

2. What cookies does the application process use?

Necessary cookies

These cookies are necessary for the operation of our application process.

Cookie name Cookie purpose Cookie duration
ASP.NET_SessionId This cookie identifies that it is the same person moving through the application form. No personal details are recorded Until you close your browser


Performance cookies

These cookies allow us to track the usage of the application process with anonymised "statistics"

Cookie name Cookie purpose Cookie duration
id This cookie allows us to measure the performance of marketing campaigns. For more information please see the Warwick Business School Cookie policy. Less than 2 years


3. What to do if you don't want cookies to be set

If you don’t want web sites to store cookies on your computer, tablet or phone, you can modify your browser so that it asks for your permission when a web site wants to set a cookie, or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set. If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, the site www.aboutcookies.org contains comprehensive information on how to remove cookies on a wide variety of desktop browsers.

For Google Analytics cookies, Google provide a tool which allows you to specify that you don't want to accept their cookies, not just for our site, but for all sites which use Google Analytics. You can obtain the Google Analytics opt-out tool here.