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Privacy and cookies

The Unite student accommodation website does not capture or store personal information, but merely logs the user's IP address which is automatically recognised by the web server. This is used to record the number of visitors to our site and to help monitor the performance of individual web pages.
When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, your computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They provide anonymous information and cannot be used to identify you personally.
These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:
  • Enabling a service to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task.
  • Recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested. This requires a session cookie and this expires when a visitor closes their browser.
  • Measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast.
Analytics cookies on www.unite-students.com
UNITE uses Google Analytics to monitor the performance of www.unitestudents.com.
Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately record the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage. This helps us to identify where visitors to the site may be encountering problems and also gives us an indication of the types of content visitors find particularly useful.
The site uses the following analytics cookies:
Name: _utma
This cookie stores each user's amount of visits, and the time of the first visit, the previous visit, and the current visit.
Expires: 2 years
Name: _utmz
This cookie records where a visitor has come from (e.g. directly or via a link, organic search or paid search).
Expires: 6 months
Names: _utmb and _utmc
These cookies measure how long a visitor remains on the site and track when a visit starts and when it ends.
Expires: _utmb expires after 30 days, _utmc expires when the browser is closed.
For more information about Google Analytics visit the Google Analytics website. Please also see our Privacy policy.
Removing and disabling cookies
If you do not wish to accept cookies on to your machine you can disable them by adjusting the settings on your browser. However this will affect the functionality of the websites you visit.