We collect information about how the site is used when someone visits. Further details can be found below.


When someone visits we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect information about how people use our website. We do this to help make sure that it is meeting your needs and to understand how we could do it better.

These services collect information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got there and what links you follow. We do not collect or store your personal information (for example, your name or address) so this information cannot be used by us to identify who you are. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.


Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. Office for Students (OfS) uses cookies to collect information about how people use our website.

You can read more about how we use cookies on our Cookies page, or for further general information visit: or

More information can be found on the OfS’s (as Data Controller) privacy notice.