Last updated – 31/05/2018

Pure Student Living is now part of iQ. You can access the iQ Privacy Centre here covering how we manage, process and store your personal data. Details of our cookie policy that relate directly to this website are outlined below.

COOKIES

We use “cookies” on certain areas of our Website.  Cookies are small data files stored on your device by a website. Cookies help us monitor and improve the functionality and usage of our Website and your experience of the Website.

We use cookies to see which areas and features are popular and to count visits to the Website, to recognise you as a returning visitor and/or to tailor your experience of the Website according to your preferences. We also use cookies to enable us to remember who you are across each of the pages you visit within the Website. Where appropriate, we use cookies to remember what information you may have entered on a previous page.   

The cookies used on our Website may be categorised, as follows:

  • Cookies which are “strictly necessary” for functionality of the Website’s platforms. These cookies are essential in order to enable users to move around the Website and use its features;
  • Functionality” cookies which allow the Website to remember choices you make and your preferences, for example where you register/sign-up for events, products and/or services; or
  • Performance/Analytical” cookies, which collect information about how users navigate the Website; for example, which pages users access most frequently. They identify how users interact with our Website, any errors that occur, which pages are not used often, which pages take a long time to load, which pages users tend to visit and in what order. These cookies do not collect any information which could identify you and are only used to help us improve how our Website works and understand what interests our Website’s users.

We also use Google Analytics, which sets a cookie(s), to collect anonymous visitor activity on the Website to enable us to improve and enhance the Website our visitors and customers. They keep track of where the visitor came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked, what keyword was used, and where in the world the Website was accessed from. This cookie is how Google Analytics knows to whom and to what source / medium / keyword to assign the credit for a Goal Conversion or an Ecommerce Transaction. We also use other services from Google such as Google Tag Manager, AdWords, YouTube and others.

In addition, we may use a number of social media tools to enhance visitor interaction on our site. If you already use these platforms their own cookies may be set through the Website. Data may then be collected by these companies that enables them to serve up adverts on other sites that they think are relevant to your interests.  These platforms (and their providers) are responsible for what they do with cookies including on other websites such as our own.  Please refer to the cookie and privacy policies on all social media sites that you visit and check these policies carefully. We do not control what cookies these platforms use or what they say about them in their own policies.

Using our online chat functionality may also mean that we collect information on your country and IP address. This information will not be used for any purpose other than to enhance the functionality and performance of the website.

Our provider of virtual tours TourDash may use cookies as well for performance or analytical purposes to enhance your experience.

A summary of the cookies which we use on our Website are set out below (these are a combination of first party cookies and third party cookies and this means some are set by and on our own domain name, whereas others are set by (and on) a domain name that is not our own):

Domain

Cookies

doubleclick.net

DSID: Advertising - these cookies are set by Google, and are used to tailor advertising to a user, and help match activity of users across devices.

IDE: Advertising

google.co.uk

1P_JAR: This suite of cookies is used by Google to keep track of user conversions, store preferences and use those preferences to serve (or not serve) advertising around the web, based on user interests and engagement.

APISID: Advertising, Analytics and Personalisation. 

CONSENT:  Advertising, Analytics and Personalisation.   

HSID: Advertising, Analytics, User Security and Personalisation – Google uses this cookie to keep track of Google user activity on individual websites to assist with security monitoring of logged in Google Account users. This cookie is also used for content and advertising personalisation.

NID: Personalisation – this cookie is set by Google tracks your preferences, such as preferred language and location.

SID: Advertising, Analytics, User Security and Personalisation – Google uses this cookie to keep track of Google user activity on individual websites to assist with security monitoring of logged in Google Account users. This cookie is also used for content and advert personalisation.

SAPISID: Advertising, Analytics and Personalisation – this suite of cookies is used by Google to keep a track of user conversions, store preferences and use those preferences to serve (or not serve) advertising around the web, based on user interests and engagement.

SIDCC: Advertising, Analytics and Personalisation.

SSID: Advertising, Analytics and Personalisation.

www.google.co.uk

AdsUserLocale, GoogleAccountsLocale session, UULE, _ga

google.com

1P_JAR: Advertising – this suite of cookies is used by Google to keep a track of user conversions, store preferences and use those preferences to serve (or not serve) advertising around the web, based on user interests and engagement.

APISID: Advertising, Analytics and Personalisation. 

CONSENT: Advertising, Analytics and Personalisation.  

HSID: Advertising, Analytics, User Security and Personalisation – Google uses this cookie to keep track of Google user activity on individual websites to assist with security monitoring of logged in Google Account users. This cookie is also used for content and advertising personalisation.   

NID: Personalisation – this cookie is set by Google tracks your preferences, such as preferred language and location.  

SID: Advertising, Analytics, User Security and Personalisation – Google uses this cookie to keep track of Google user activity on individual websites to assist with security monitoring of logged in Google Account users. This cookie is also used for content and advertising personalisation.

SAPISID: Advertising, Analytics and Personalisation – this suite of cookies is used by Google to keep track of user conversions, store preferences and use those preferences to serve (or not serve) advertising around the web, based on user interests and engagement.

SIDCC: Advertising, Analytics and Personalisation.

SSID: Advertising, Analytics and Personalisation.

OTZ: Analytics – this cookie is used by Google for site analytics tracking.

providesupport.com

CFDUID: set by the CloudFlare service to identify trusted web traffic.

VSID: third party cookie.

purestudentliving.com

RequestVerificationToken, _ds_gtm_UA-29525880-1, _ga, _gat, _gid, hide_cookie_message

tourdash.com

_GAT: Used to throttle request rate.

_GA: Cookie belongs to Google Analytics and it is used to recognise users. This cookie does not include personal information.

_GID: Cookie is used only to realise statistical analysis (through Google Analytics service).

live.tourdash.com

AWSELB, session

youtube.com

APISID, CONSENT, HSID, LOGIN_INFO, PREF, SAPISID, SIDCC, SSID, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, YSC: These cookies from YouTube allow us to monitor video usage on the Website and allow Google to monitor performance of videos, analytics, preferences and usage, as well as to serve personalised advertising.

Web browsers allow control of most cookies through the browser settings.  Please be aware that you can use your web browser to:

  • delete all cookies;
  • block all cookies;
  • allow all cookies;
  • block third-party cookies;
  • clear all cookies when you close the browser;
  • open a 'private browsing' / 'incognito' session, which allows you to browse the internet without storing local data; and
  • install add-ons and plug-ins to extend browser functionality.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.