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Cookie Policy

What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. You can find more information about cookies at:

Cookies do lots of different jobs, for example letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests, although SCHOLAR does not currently feature any advertising.

The cookies used on this website have been categorised based on the categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide. A list of all of the types of cookies used on this website by category is set out below.

Types of cookies used by SCHOLAR

Category 1: Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around a website and use its features, for example the ability to access pages located in secure areas. Without these cookies you would not be able to login to SCHOLAR.

Category 2: Performance cookies

These cookies collect information about how you use a website, for instance which pages you go to most often and whether you encounter any error messages. These cookies do not collect any information that identifies you. All of the information that these cookies collect is aggregated and is therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

SCHOLAR makes use of Google Analytics to continually assess device usage and page visits. For information on Google Analytics and its use of cookies please see the following links:

Category 3: Functionality cookies

These cookies allow a website to remember any choices you make (such as your username, preferred language or the region in which you are located), providing enhanced, personalised features. These cookies can also be used to remember any changes you have made to the text size, fonts and other customisable parts of a website. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video. The information that these cookies collect may be anonymised. They cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.


By using SCHOLAR, you agree that we can place the three categories of cookies as described above on your device.

Withdrawal of consent

You can withdraw your consent at any time by deleting and disabling the cookies on your browser. For further information on how this can be done for your browser please see the relevant documentation:

Please note that blocking all cookies, including cookies that are strictly necessary, may prevent you from logging into SCHOLAR and making use of its features.

If you have any questions regarding our Cookie Policy then please contact us.