Privacy and Cookie Policy

Privacy Policy

At Loughborough University we believe strongly in protecting our  users' privacy. We will not wilfully disclose information about our  users to any third party without first receiving our users' consent.

This Privacy Policy sets out the privacy practices for the services  offered on any Loughborough University owned and/or operated websites  ("the Website").

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time. You should  check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any  changes.

Your Personal Information

All personal information you provide via the Website will be treated  as private and confidential.  Please see any pages where information is  collected for further relevant information.

Loughborough University may compile data in aggregate form so that  Loughborough University may better understand users that visit the  Website. Aggregate data is anonymous and does not contain any personal  information that identifies users.

Sharing of Information

Loughborough University will not sell, rent, trade or give away any  user's personal information or email lists to third parties without  first obtaining the user's consent.

The Website contains links to other websites. Loughborough  University is not responsible for the privacy practices and/or the  content of such websites. You should exercise caution and look at the  privacy statement applicable to the website in question.


Loughborough University is committed to the security of our users'  personal information and we have security procedures in place to protect  against loss, misuse or alteration of personal information under  Loughborough University's control.

Capturing of Personal Information outside the European Economic Area

From time to time Loughborough University may capture and process  personal information outside the European Economic Area. When this is  done Loughborough University will endeavour to comply with the  requirements of any local data protection laws. In any event  Loughborough University will capture and process such personal  information in accordance with the requirements set out in the Data  Protection Act 1998.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about Loughborough University's Privacy  Policy or concerns about personal information you have supplied to  Loughborough University, please e-mail the Data Protection Officer or write to The Data Protection Officer at Academic Registry, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leics, UK LE11 3TU.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about  you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If  you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to the  above address.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is  incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as  possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information  found to be incorrect.


This page outlines how Loughborough University uses cookies on its  website, how you can block or restrict cookie use and where you can find  out more information.

What is a 'cookie'

In the context of websites, a cookie is a small piece of information  that is placed on the user's device in the form of a text file if your  browser preferences allow it. Cookies are used to tell a website when  the user has returned and can be used to make the interaction between  users and web sites faster and easier.

They can also be used to see how users interact with websites  enabling them to be developed to reflect user preferences or provide a  personalised experience.

Some cookies are used for authentication purposes, for example they  may verify the user and carry out other essential security checks to  enable the user to use the website as expected.

Why do we use cookies?

Cookies allow Loughborough University to make our websites more useful by tailoring the services that the University offers.

They allow our users to perform the services they require and assist us in providing a better website experience for our users.

A cookie in no way gives Loughborough University access to your  computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to  share.

How can I restrict or block cookies?

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.

You can set your browser not to accept cookies, although you may not be able to access all of the features on the Website.

More information about how you can do this can be found at

We use Google Analytics to create reports on the performance of our  website and patterns of use. 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.

Contacting us

If you have any questions or comments about the University's cookie policy, please contact us by emailing [email protected] or by post at the address below.

Web Development Manager           Marketing and Communications           Hazlerigg Building           Loughborough University           LE11 3TU