We use several types of cookies for a number of reasons across the Greater Manchester Institute of Technology website. Some are essential, while others you can opt out of or block. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may, however, prevent you from taking full advantage of the website’s functionality.
There are broad categories why a cookie will be stored on your device when visiting the college’s websites.
- Cookies that make the website work properly for you and enable you to make use of any secure online services that we provide.
- Cookies that collect data about your use of the website which is used to help us improve our online services.
- Cookies that remember your preferences and make the site easier for you to use.
- Cookies that are placed by third party services we make use of to enhance the information we present online. We have no control over these third party cookies, but specifically list their use and indicate the privacy statements of the organisations involved.
Some cookies are retained in your browser for only as long as you visit the website, while others persist for a longer specified or unspecified period.
We will also log website traffic using Google Analytics. This is a web analytics service to help us see how our website is used. In doing so, information about your use of our website, including your partial IP address, may be sent to Google. The data collected by GA4 (Google Analytics) is used to analyse new / returning site visitors, how the website is found (from advertising / referral websites) and which pages are frequently visited, along with time spent on page. The data is combined with all other users, to give a top level picture of usage, and is never identified as individuals or personal usage.
Google provides a way of opting out of their analytics at: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
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