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Nottingham Trent University

Telephone UK: 0800 032 1180 Intl: +44 (0)115 941 8419

Privacy statement

In this statement, ''the site'' means Nottingham Trent University's microsite for online distance learning courses at []. ''NTU'' means Nottingham Trent University of 50 Shakespeare Street, Nottingham NG1 4FQ.

NTU is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you a safe online experience. This statement applies to the site and governs data collection and usage. By using the site, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

The site is operated on behalf of NTU by Wiley edu LLC (''Wiley''). Wiley is an organisation that partners with NTU to provide services and technology to offer programmes in an online format.

For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, NTU is the data controller.

NTU encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from this site so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information as well. Any third party websites that you can access through the site are not covered by this statement and we accept no responsibility or liability for these websites.

The admissions team can be reached via email or by telephone at +44 (0)800 032 1180.

Information we collect from you

When visiting the site we collect two types of information from you:

1. Information you give us

We receive and store any information you enter on the site or give us by phone, email or SMS. This information may include your name, address, post code, telephone number, email address, date of birth, gender and subject areas of interest.

We use the information that you provide:

  • to respond to your requests for information;
  • to communicate with you in relation to the services we are providing you;
  • to operate and deliver the services you have requested;
  • for NTU administrative purposes; and
  • to communicate with you for other marketing purposes.

You have the right at any point to opt out of marketing by contacting NTU via email.

2. Information collected automatically

Like the majority of sites we receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. This includes the use of ''cookies''.

Cookies are pieces of information that we transfer to your computer's hard drive through your web browser when you are viewing the site. These pieces of information:

  • allow the site to act on information that will make your use of the site more rewarding eg by enabling us to remember your preferences from one visit to the next;
  • enable our system to recognise your browser and to provide features such as easier login and greater security;
  • allow us to analyse anonymous information such as the pages viewed or searched for, the length of time spent on the site and how many pages have been visited to ensure that we develop the site to provide a better service and richer user experience.

By using this site, you therefore accept and agree to the use of these cookies.

None of these cookies record your name, password, phone number or address details in text format.

Cookies in use on the site

Cookie name





A content testing tool which enables us to determine which content serves you best.


Your browser session and up to 1 Year

These pixels are used to help us measure the effectiveness of our advertising. We may also use the pixels to create custom audiences, for retargeting website visitors, and conversion pixels for tracking website conversions.


Your browser session up to permanent

Provides a real-time online chat experience which connects you to one of our live representatives who will answer your questions about our programs.


1 Day to 3 Months

A management application that we use to facilitate placement of our advertising, performance, and functionality pixels throughout the site.


1 year (persistent)

SharpSpring uses browser cookies to track the behaviour of visitors

Read an overview of privacy at SharpSpring


18 months

This cookie is used determine what advertising has been delivered to the user already - No personal information is stored, this cookie only stores an anonymous IP address number.

Read an overview of privacy at Flashtalking


1 year (persistent)

This cookie tracks visitor behaviour, it is used to retrieve data from your console’s database if/when the visitor returns.

Read an overview of privacy at Liveball


At end of session, when session times out or browser is closed

ASP.NET is a session ID cookie that temporarily tracks visitor behaviour within that browser session.

Read an overview of privacy at ASP.NET


At end of session, when session times out or browser is closed

Session cookies
These cookies are used widely across NTU websites, the session cookies help to maintain state whilst you view the site. Each cookie contains a randomly generated identifier valid for the length of the session. They contain no personal information.


At end of session, when session times out or browser is closed

Authentication cookies
These cookies are used when logging into a site that uses NTU single sign on. Each cookie contains a randomly generated identifier valid for the length of the session. They contain no personal information.


1 year application cookies
A number of NTU applications make use of a cookie to store a value identifying the current section of the site so that the correct information is displayed. No personal or identifying information is stored.


End of session/browser close
1 Year

NTU Accommodation message board
The PHPSESSID cookie is native to PHP and enables websites to store serialised state data. It is used to establish a user session and to pass state data via a temporary cookie, which is commonly referred to as a session cookie.


At end of session, when session times out or browser is closed

Library One search-
This cookie is used to set the correct view of the search page when using a mobile phone. The cookie only contains the reference number for the view to be used.


1 Year
End of session/browser close
End of session/browser close
End of session/browser close

Library live chat
LivePersonID is used in conjunction with the HumanClickKEY cookie to gather usage data related to a visitor's visit. HumanClickCHATKEY is used for security purposes to identify each LP chat and LP voice communication session. HumanClickSiteContainerID_ is used by LivePerson with respect to its largest customers in order to allow LivePerson to distribute usage of its services across a cluster of servers


At end of session, when session times out or browser is closed

NTU Self Service
This cookie is a testing cookie and contains the value 'set'.

3rd Party Cookies


Some of our third party advertising and media agencies will use Remarketing to display adverts that are more relevant to you, based on your past visits to our website.


At end of session, when session times out or browser is closed
The NTU Online Workspace (NOW) requires a number of cookies to function. The username cookie contains your NTU username, the Login cookie contains the value 'true'. All other cookies contain randomly generated identifiers.


20 years
This cookie holds preferences and session settings for Zendesk, our solution provider for customer support management.


5 days
End of session/browser close

These cookies enable us to run our live chat and social walls.


1 year
These cookies enable us to run our live chat and social walls.

Variable per poll\survey

2 hours

These cookies enable us to run our live chat and social walls.


1 year

CHRIS (NTU Staff only)
On logging into the CHRIS system a cookie is set to remember the employee number.
Cookie contains employee number.


2 years
30 minutes
End of session/browser close
6 months

Google Analytics (wording taken from
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Read an overview of privacy at Google.

Variable per campaign

Variable per campaign (up to 2 years)

Remarketing with Google Analytics
We use Remarketing to advertise online and make ads more relevant (''Remarketing''). Remarketing cookies will be used by third parties (including Google) to show our ads on websites other than our own.

Both us and third parties (including Google) will also use Remarketing cookies – both first party (such as Google Analytics) and third party (such as DoubleClick) – to serve more relevant ads to users based on such users' past visits to our website, whether those users are on our Website or on other websites.

To opt-out from Google's Remarketing program, please edit your Google Ad Settings.

Variable per campaign

Variable per campaign (up to 2 years)

Google Tag Manager
We may use Tag Manager to run custom analytics and remarketing campaigns across different sections of our sites. These campaigns will not collect any information beyond that already stated for analytics and remarketing.

To opt-out from Google's Remarketing program, please edit your Google Ad Settings.



We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube's privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.

Read more at YouTube's embedding videos information page.



Conditions of use

This statement is governed by the laws of England, where NTU originates and the site is designed to be accessed from. You consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the site. Use of the site is unauthorised in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of this statement, including without limitation this paragraph.

This statement may be altered from time to time and for this reason you should regularly check this statement as the current version will be binding upon you.


Brand Manager is assigned as the responsible person/compliance officer for this statement and any related procedures or guidelines.