Student.com (UK) Limited ("we", "our", "us") operates the student.com website and other related websites (collectively our "Site").
If you wish to remove cookies placed on your device by our Site or stop our Site placing further cookies on your device you can do this at any time (learn how to do this in the "Turning Cookies Off" section below), however doing so is likely to mean that our Site will not work as you would expect and certain functionality may be lost.
We use information obtained from cookies to tailor our services better to our users’ needs. Many improvements and updates to our Site are based on such data.
The cookies we use
We use the following cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies: These are cookies that are required for the operation of our Site. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our Site.
Functionality cookies: These are used to recognise you when you return to our Site. This means that you do not need to log in each time you visit our Site and it enables us to personalise our content for you.
Targeting cookies: These cookies record your visit to our Site, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. This information will be used by us and third parties to make our Site and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
You can find more information about the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them below:
|Cookie||Function||Category and expiry||More information|
|sess_id||Used to collate actions performed during a website visit into a sequence of events.||30 minutes||N/A|
|guid_id||Unique ID used to identify your browser when you visit repeatedly.||5 years||N/A|
|id & ac||When logged in, these User IDs allows you to view Enquiries and Bookings without having to login during each visit.||30 days||N/A|
Our site may use third party cookies for a number of reasons, as set out below.
Advertisements displayed on our Site may be delivered via an advertising management service. When you view a web page on our Site that contains advertising provided by one of our advertising management services, the advertising service company may place a cookie on or retrieve a cookie from your computer, if you have enabled cookies.
Our Site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded video powered by YouTube or Vimeo. Disabling these cookies may mean you cannot access the functions offered by these third parties
When you access our Site through social media, or we provide links to social media sites from our Site, you should be aware that the privacy implications vary from social media site to social media site and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these sites. Please refer to the social media site’s privacy and cookies policy for more information.
As a consequence of improving the user experience of the Site with third-party tools, third-party cookies from these services may be set while you visit the Site:
Note that some third party cookies change over time and location, for example, A/B tests and display advertising cookies vary based on the user’s location and other attributes.
Turning Cookies Off
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. The Help function within your browser should tell you how to do this. For more information about how to change your browser settings please see: www.aboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.com. Doing so however is likely to limit the functionality of our site.
This policy was last updated on 9 June 2016