Cookie and Privacy Statement

The information on this page relates to this site only ( 


Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This enables us to identify you as a staff member when logged in and enables all visitors to adjust and maintain their accessibility settings. There are no advertising cookies created by this site, though parts of our website include embedded Google content which may create third-party cookies outside of our control. 

Site Privacy

Use of the site by authenticated users (University staff members only) is logged and can be used to identify navigation, access, and amendments to content. Non-authenticated (anonymous/public) users contribute to analytical data only, such as the number of item content views, referring URLs and your IP address. 

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on the hard drive of your computer or device. The data in this file only relates to the computer/device that you are using, and we cannot gather any personal details about you from this information. 

What cookies does this site create?

There are two types of first-party cookies created by this site. These are Strictly Necessary, and Functionality cookies: 

Strictly Necessary cookies

These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, and to identify and maintain your session.  

Functionality cookies

These are used to maintain your viewing customisations on this site, such as the text size chosen in the assistive tool in the top-right of each page.  

You can find more information about the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them below:  

First-Party cookies set by this website (
Name Description Purpose Type Expiration
SESS When accessing restricted parts of our website, you are required to log in. This cookie is created to identify and maintain your logged-in session.   Necessary Persistent (Technical) 23 Days
textsize Used to remember the setting of the text-size accessibility feature shown in the top right of the site  Functional Persistent
12 Months

If you visit this website after visiting Leeds Arts University’s main website (, then some cookies may be retained as it is part of the same domain. For this site, we identify those as third-party cookies. Please see the cookie policy for that site for more information. 

Third-Party cookies

Please note that third-parties may also create cookies, over which we have no control.  

We know that cookies are created by Google due to Google Calendars being embedded in our website, and that the number of Google cookies, as well as the data within them differs if you are logged in to a Google account within your browser or browser session. We do not control, or use these cookies to gather information through this site. 

Blocking cookies

Please note that some parts of our website may not function properly if you delete or block the first-party cookies.  

To block third-party cookies such as those from Google noted above, you will need to visit the consumer page to manage them. Alternatively, you can block cookies from any website through your browser settings. 

If you share the use of a computer, accepting or rejecting the use of cookies will affect all users of that computer.