Cookies Policy

Cookie Policy

What are Cookies?

Cookies are files used by most websites to let you log in, translate, purchase goods and so on. We do not sell your information to any 3rd party companies. We use cookies to help improve the site content, to improve the user journey and to make sure that our site meets the needs of the people that visit it.

Use of Cookies by University of Wolverhampton Students’ Union

We use Google Analytics to track visitor behaviour on the site. These cookies don’t allow us to identify you personally or give us access to your computer; they are used to collect information such as which pages are visited on the site, the time spent on the site and how the site was found. We use this information to help improve our website and give the best user experience available.

Third party companies may also set cookies in your browser. These include Facebook, Twitter and YouTube; we have listed below which cookies are been set and what their function is. If you opt in, you will also be accepting these cookies.

You can give us consent to process the data you provide in the manner and for the purposes described above by accepting the cookies via the banner at the bottom of the page. Find out more about cookies at

The table below explains the cookies we use and why:

Necessary cookies - these cookies help make a website useable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

Cookie Provider Purpose
__AntiXsrfToken Contains a unique ID that is checked upon every website in order to prevent false requests
ASP.NET_SessionId Preserves the visitor’s session state across page requests.
JSESSIONID Preserves the user's states across page requests.


Other cookies - these are either to enable users preferences or to gather statistics of how vistors interact with and across multiple websites.

Cookie Provider Purpose
lang Remembers the user's language setting on the website.
__qca (e-publication) Issuu use Google Analytics Cookies to collect information on how visitors use their website. The e-publications are embedded into
_ga Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how vistors use the website.
_gat Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate
_gid Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how vistors use the website.
collect Used to send data to Google Analytics about the vistor's device and behaviour
GPS Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location
impression.php/# Used by Facebook to register impressions on a pages with Facebook login buttons 
iutk Recognises the user's device and what Issu documents have been read
mc Collects data on the user's vists to the website, such as which pages have been loaded.
NID Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user's device.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Tries to estimate the users' bandwith on pages with integrated Youtube videos
YSC Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from Youtube the user has seen
Recite_Session For the Recite accessibility tool


Cookies set by independent sites

We partner with several other websites to bring you the best user experience. These sites may be linked with the University of Wolverhampton Students' Union but we do not control what cookies are set. We cannot hold any responsibility for these sites as they are independent companies.

How to manage or refuse Cookies

If you do not want your browser to accept cookies and use them in the ways described above it is possible to change your browser settings. It is also possible to delete existing cookies from your browser. However blocking all cookies will affect your web experience and may result in some parts of the University of Wolverhampton Students' Union website not functioning properly. The procedure for modifying your privacy preferences is different for each internet browser and we recommend you visit the following websites for further information:


Page updated 23/5/18