Legal Information


Northumbria University has taken reasonable care to ensure that the information published on this website is accurate at the time of publication or last modification. However, the University gives no warranty or representation as to the quality, accuracy or completeness of the information.

The website is made available for public viewing on the basis that Northumbria University excludes to the fullest extent lawfully permitted all liability whatsoever for any loss or damage howsoever arising out of the use of this website or reliance upon the content of this website. (No liability is excluded for personal injury or death resulting from the University's negligence or fraud or for any matter, which would be illegal to exclude liability or attempt to so exclude).

Northumbria University is not responsible for the content or availability of any external websites which may be linked to from this site. Such links are provided only for the convenience of the user, and do not imply endorsement of any products or services.

Copyright and Intellectual Property

University of Northumbria at Newcastle and Northumbria University are registered trademarks. The logo with a curve and the words Northumbria University is also a trademark. Use of any of these items without the express permission of Northumbria University may result in criminal prosecution or civil action.

Except where otherwise stated, all content on this site is the property of the University of Northumbria. No material may be altered to any degree without the University's written consent.

Requests for permission to reproduce material from this website should be addressed to:

The Web Team
IT Services
Northumberland Building
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne

Telephone: +44 (0)191 227 4911

Privacy Statement

Privacy statement for the Northumbria University Website

Northumbria University is committed to protecting the privacy of all individuals visiting this Website. The University is registered as a Data Controller under the Data Protection Act 1998. This Privacy Statement explains to users of the Web Site:

  • The information which we collect about you when you visit this Site
  • How we use this information
  • To whom we disclose this information

This Website is managed by the Web Team

If you have any concerns about privacy on the Northumbria University Website, please contact: the Data Protection Officer, Northumbria University, Ellison Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST.

This Website uses cookies to collect some information. See the paragraph 'Cookies' for an explanation of cookies and information on how to control them.

What information do we collect?

  • You do not have to provide any personal information when you visit the Northumbria University Website simply to read or download information from non-protected pages. As with most web servers, our web servers automatically collect the following information:
    • Requested URL (Uniform Resource Locator)
    • IP (Internet Protocol) address (this may or may not identify a specific computer)
    • Domain name from which you access the internet
    • Referring URL
    • Software (browser/operating system) used to access the page
  • If you visit protected pages, where to gain access a user ID and password is required, then we also automatically collect the user ID used to access each page.
  • We will only collect personal information, e.g. name and address where you knowingly supply the information through using on line forms or by sending us an e-mail.

What do we do with the information we collect?

  • We will use the information collected to monitor traffic, helping us to measure the effectiveness of our Web Site and to plan for new developments. This data is processed anonymously.
  • We will only use the personal information, which you supply, for those purposes described at the point of collection or for those purposes, which are legally permitted.
  • We may use this information to contact you, at a later date, with details of news and events relevant to your original request providing we have your consent. If you choose not to give consent, we will only use your personal information to respond to your enquiry.
  • We will only disclose your personal information to third parties (i.e. people or organisations outside Northumbria University) in ways which are permitted by this Statement or when required by law, e.g. to comply with a Court Order.

How secure is the information we collect?

  • We do our utmost through the provision of technical, physical and administrative solutions and procedures to protect the personal information we hold.
  • We cannot ensure the security of any personal information, in an e-mail or an online form, whilst it is being transmitted to us.

Other Websites

This Privacy Statement only covers this website. It does not cover other web sites to which this site may be linked. Other web sites will have their own privacy policy, which may be different to ours.

Further Information

The Data Protection Act 1998
Statutory Instrument 2003 No. 2426, Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003
Office of the Information Commissioner

How cookies are used by Northumbria University

This website does not collect any identifiable personal information, unless you are invited to register/log on to specific sections, in which case we only collect the information you supply to enable you to use your account correctly.

1. What are Cookies?
Cookies are small files which are placed on your computer as you browse the internet. They are used to enable websites to work more efficiently by remembering your activities and preferences on a site as you move through it and then using that stored information if you return at a later date. For example, if you look at a website to shop online, a cookie would store information on your computer to track what items you have looked at and then use this to produce a "recently viewed items" list as you browse. This list may then be used again when you return to the site.

Cookies can also be used by websites to help the website owners gather statistics on the use of their site or 'hits' on specific pages. This information is useful to site owners because they can use it to gauge the popularity or usefulness of a page and then adjust the content accordingly.

2. Northumbria University uses the following Cookies
First Party Cookies - These are our own cookies, controlled by us to assist browsers with their browsing history and to provide information to us about site usage.
Third Party Cookies - These are cookies loaded from a server external to the University by another organisation. The University has no control over these cookies.

List of First Party Cookies

Cookie Name



Session Cookies Track browsing history to compile 'recently viewed' course listsWhen you close your browser, the session cookie disappears.
Persistent CookiesThese are used to track returning visitors Expires after 12 months and enable us to compare website traffic from month to month

Cookies for monitoring site traffic

The University monitors how the site is viewed which enables us to monitor trends, improve content and provide relevant information to future site users. To monitor this we use Google Analytics.
Cookie NamePurposeExpires
_utma This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to our site2 years
_utmb, _utmcThese cookies work together to calculate the average length of time users spend on our site. when you close the browser
_utmz This cookie records information about how the page was reached (for example via a search engine result or a direct link). 6 months
__utmmobile This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to our site. 2 years

3. Third Party Cookies

Google Analytics Cookies

Provides anonymous statistical information about the use of the site.

Third party Cookies are cookies found on websites external to the University which we use to enhance our services (for example those used by university library systems) or to enhance our web profile (for example the University Facebook or Twitter accounts). These services manage and control their own cookies.

Northumbria University has a relationship with Hobsons Plc (Hobsons) where certain web pages and links accessible via Northumbria's website are hosted by Hobsons. A list of the Cookies used by Hobsons for the processing of information on these pages can be found here

Library Systems

 System Name Cookie Name Purpose Expires
Talis Library Catalogue 

Uses Session Cookies to retain "browsing history".

Disabling cookies will block this service. 

Deleted upon browser closure.

Disabling cookies will block this service. 

Deleted upon browser closure.
 Northumbria Research LinkUses Session Cookies to retain "browsing history" when user logs on.Deleted upon browser closure.


Social media

To view and find out how to manage cookies on Twitter and Facebook please visit the privacy sections of these websites directly: Twitter and Facebook.


Links to external websites

This website contains links to other websites. Cookies placed on your machine by these websites are out of the University's Control.

4. How to Manage Your Cookies
To find out how to manage what cookies you allow, see your browser's help section below or your mobile phone manual.

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