What are cookies?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information, often including a unique identifier, which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website – if your browser preferences allow it. Cookies are then accessed by the originating website on each subsequent visit. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.
How are cookies used on the University of Birmingham | Conferences & events website?
We encourage you to accept the cookies we serve. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our or any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. Please see How to control and delete cookies for more information.
We use Google Analytics cookies to hold information about your visit to our site. This helps us better identify the use and popularity of our services and how successfully the website is functioning.
If you do not wish us to do this, you can opt out of the Analytics service by installing an add-on for your browser. This can be found at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. Alternatively, you can delete/restrict the cookies as for any other cookie – see How to control and delete cookies for more information.
To provide you with a better experience on our website we use a tool called Hotjar which tracks a user’s mouse movements and interactions across the site. To function properly, like most tracking tools, Hotjar stores first-party cookies on your browser. This is needed to display the correct content to you and us.
For more information visit https://docs.hotjar.com/docs/hotjar-cookies
Types of Cookies
Session cookies are created temporarily when a user visits a website. Once the user leaves the site/closes the browser, the session cookie is deleted.
A persistent cookie file remains on the user’s device and is re-activated when the user visits the website that created that particular cookie. These cookies expire after a certain period (set in the file), or can be removed manually.
Classification of Cookies
The cookies on this website have additionally been categorised based on the categories found in the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) UK Cookie Guide.