Cookie policy

Last updated: 24/05/2021

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files which are placed on your computer or other devices (such as smartphones or tablets) as you browse the website. Our website uses cookies to collect information about your visit.

Manage your cookie settings

Why do we use cookies?

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences and generally improving your experience online. For example, cookies may tell us whether you have visited the website before or whether you are a new visitor. They can also help us to distinguish you from other users, allowing us to personalise your experience on the site.

What are the types of cookies?

We use a number of different types of cookie on our website, as detailed below. Some are needed to make the website work, others allow us to collect information that can help us improve the user experience. We need your consent to use cookies that are not essential.

Strictly necessary cookies

These are cookies that are required in order for our website to work.

You can't turn off these cookies.

Functionality cookies

These cookies are used to recognise you when you return to our website, enabling us to personalise content for you and to remember your preferences. These cookies may be set by us or by third-party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not accept these cookies, some or all of these services may not function properly.

We'll ask for your consent to use these cookies.

Performance and targeting cookies

These cookies allow us to recognise and count the visitors to our website, and to see how visitors interact with our site. We can then use these insights to improve the way our website works. We also use this information to make our website and the advertising you see more relevant to your interests.

We'll ask for your consent to use these cookies.

What are first and third-party cookies?

Whether a cookie is first or third party depends on where it comes from. First party cookies are set by websites you go to. Third-party cookies are set by outside organisations. For instance, you may be on a website that has ‘Like' and ‘Share' buttons for social network sites. If you click one, the social network site will put a ‘third party' cookie on your device. That cookie may then collect data about you and send it to them too. You will need to set your privacy choices on their site, to tell them how they can use your data. We use our own cookies and others from companies we work with such as social media, search engines, other advertising networks, and our business partners.

How long do cookies last?

Some cookies are “session cookies”, which means they are erased when you close the browser on your website or app. Others (“permanent cookies”) stay longer and are saved onto your device so that they're there when you open your browser and browse the internet again.

How do I control my cookies?

Strictly necessary cookies are always on when you visit our website. On your first visit to us, we'll tell you about the other types of cookies, and ask you to choose which cookies we can use. You can change your mind at any time by managing your cookies. Alternatively, you can block all cookies by visiting the privacy settings on your browser and using the 'disable cookies' feature.

Stopping all cookies might mean you can't access some of our services, or that some of them might not work properly for you.

Changes to this cookie policy

We will occasionally update this cookie policy to reflect changes in our practices and services. When we make changes, we will revise the "Last updated" date at the top of this cookie policy. We recommend that you check this page from time to time to inform yourself of any changes in this cookie policy.

Detailed information

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

Strictly necessary cookies

Cookies
Purpose
ASP.NET_SessionId
Preserves the visitor's session state across page requests. This cookie expires after the browser session. This is a first party cookie.
SC_ANALYTICS_GLOBAL_COOKIE
Used by our content management system (Sitecore) to identify the visitor on repeat visits to the website. This cookie expires after 10 years. This is a first party cookie.
sxa_site
Used by our content management system (Sitecore) to identify the visitor's session state across page requests on the server. This cookie expires after the browser session. This is a first party cookie.
SyrenisCookiexxxx
Used by our consent management system (Cassie) to enable us to capture users' preferences compliantly under regulatory frameworks.
OIDCxxxx

ClientId

OutlookSession
Used to enable our appointment booking system (Microsoft Bookings) to work and to identify the visitor's session state across page requests on the server. These third party cookies expire after the browser session.
_visual_swf_referer

636645829_x

UUID
Used to enable videos to work and register statistics for videos played on the website. This cookie expires after the browser session. This is a third party cookie.
AWSELBCORS

__cf_bm
Used by our podcast provider, PodBean, for load balancing (to ensure the user experience is optimal) and to distinguish between humans and bots.

Functional cookies

Cookies
Purpose
ai_session
This is a unique anonymous session identifier cookie for apps built on the Azure cloud platform. This is a persistent cookie. This a first party cookie.
ai_user
This is a unique user identifier cookie that counts the number of users accessing the application over time. This is a persistent cookie. This is a first party cookie.
referral_tracking_xxxx

bp_sid

bp_test

bp_tid
Used to enable our referral system (Buyapowa) to work, so that customers can refer friends to Wesleyan. These first party cookies expire after 2 years.
JSESSIONID
A general-purpose session cookie for sites using JavaServer Pages. This third party cookie expires after the browser session.
WesleyanFinancialConsultant
Preserves a visitor's Wesleyan Financial Services Consultant search result to personalise content on other website pages. This cookie expires after 3 months. This is a first party cookie.
WesleyanFunctionalOptIn
Used by our consent management system (Cassie) to enable us to capture users' functional cookie preferences. This is a first party cookie that expires after 1 year.
WesleyanGlobalNotification
Used to identify a visitor's session, enabling a notification to be controlled by the user during that session. This is a first party cookie that expires after the browser session.

Performance and targeting cookies

Cookies
Purpose
_gtm
Used by Google Tag Manager to load other scripts and code into a page. This cookie expires after the browser session. This is a first party cookie.
_ga

_gid
Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. These cookies are provided by Google Analytics and are retained for up to a year. They are first party cookies.
_gat
Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate. This cookie expires after 1 day. This is a first party cookie.
_gclxxxx
Google conversion tracking cookie. This cookie expires after 3 months. This is a first party cookie.
_fbp
Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products. This is a persistent cookie. This a first party cookie.
_hjxxxx
These cookies are used by Hotjar to measure visitor behavior and gather user feedback. Some Hotjar cookies expire after the browser session, and others expire after 1 year.
1P_JAR

CONSENT

NID
Used by Google to set a unique ID to remember your preferences and other information, such as website behavior. These are persistent cookies. They are third party cookies.
AnalyticsSyncHistory
Used by LinkedIn Ads to store information about a site visit. This is a third party cookie that expires after 30 days.
ANID
Used by Google for the purpose of advertising across the web. This cookie expires after 2 years. This is a third party cookie.
bcookie
Used by LinkedIn Ads to identify the browser and device of a user. This is a third party cookie that expires after 2 years.
Click_ID

DIANOMI-CLICK-COOKIE
Used by Dianomi to track users that have visited the site through a Dianomi advertisement. These are third party cookies that expire after 3 years.
Fr
Used by Facebook to deliver, measure and improve the relevancy of Facebook advertising. This is a third party cookie that expires after 90 days.
IDE
Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the user's actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser's ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user. This cookie expires after 18 months. This is a third party cookie.
lang
Used by LinkedIn Ads to remember a user's language settings. This is a third party cookie that expires after the browser session.
li_fat_id
Used by LinkedIn to enable campaign reporting, retargeting and demographic insights. This is a third party cookie that expires after 30 days.
Lidc
Used by LinkedIn Ads to optimise LinkedIn data. This is a third party cookie that expires after 24 hours.
UserMatchHistory
Used by LinkedIn Ads to identify LinkedIn users. This is a third party cookie that expires after 30 days.
WesleyanPerformanceOptIn
Used by our consent management system (Cassie) to enable us to capture users' performance cookie preferences. This is a first party cookie that expires after 1 year.
loc

na_id

na_tc

notice_gdpr_prefs

notice_preferences

ouid

uid

uvc

Used by AddThis - a social sharing tool that allows users to share the content from this website on social media or by email. AddThis track interactions with the sharing buttons to monitor usage. These third party cookies expire after one year.