Cookie Policy


Use of Cookies

How Manchester Metropolitan University uses cookies on the web.


What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer when you visit any web pages that uses cookies. A cookie contains information that allows websites to recognise your computer and perform a variety of functions such as recording which pages of the website you visit or saving the preferences that allow you to personalise your viewing experience. Cookies are recorded via your web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari) and are not visible on a website itself.

Below we provide information on the cookies we use and why

For more general information about cookies visit: All About There is also a useful video about cookies on Google’s website.

How we use cookies

We only use necessary or ‘functional’ cookies on our website, which are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. These cookies ensure the basic functionalities and security features of the website and are completely anonymous.


By using and browsing our websites, you consent to cookies being used in accordance with our policy. If you do not consent to use of the below first-party cookies, you are unfortunately unable to use this site as the cookies we use are all essential to site functionality.


First party cookies

The table below lists the first party cookies we use and their purpose:

Cookie Name or Service Purpose More Information



The cookie is used by CDN services like CloudFare to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. It does not correspond to any user ID in the web application and does not store any personally identifiable information. Further information about this cookie is available here

Third-party cookies

When you visit our websites there are some cookies that are set that are not related to us, these are referred to as third party cookies. When you visit a page that contains embedded content, for example from YouTube, you may be sent cookies from these websites. We have no control over the settings of these cookies, so we advise you to check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

A list of our third-party cookies is provided below:


Cookie Name or Supplier Purpose More Information

Name of cookie


Explain what the cookie is doing and why. Link to web resource containing further information.


How can I control cookies?

Most web browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can change the settings of your browser to reject all cookies, to only allow ‘trusted’ websites to use them, or to only accept cookies from those websites which you are currently on. Please follow the instructions provided below on how to do this for the most popular web browsers.


Please note: we do not recommend rejecting cookies as this is likely to result in some features on our websites and some of our online services not functioning correctly or as intended. For example, if a website cannot tell if you are signed in without using cookies, you will not be able to access certain information or use a particular service.


Microsoft Internet Explorer:

  1. Choose the menu “tools” then “Internet Options”
  2. Click on the “privacy” tab
  3. Select the appropriate setting

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Choose the menu “tools” then “Options”
  2. Click on the icon “privacy”
  3. Select the relevant options under “history”

Opera 6.0 and above:

  1. Select the “menu” option at the top-left
  2. Click on “Settings”
  3. Click on “Preferences”
  4. Click on the “Advanced” tab
  5. Click on the “Cookies” option on the left-hand side
  6. Select the relevant options


  1. Select the cog icon at the top-left
  2. Click on “Preferences”
  3. Click on the “Privacy” option
  4. Select the relevant options

There is further guidance available on the website All About which tells you how to control and remove cookies using the options available in your web browser.

More information

For more information about how we use cookies, please contact the Web Team.