Data Protection and Privacy
The University of Wales Trinity Saint David supports the protection of internet privacy as required by UK legislation and recognises that personal privacy is an important issue.
The University is legally obliged to comply with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into force on 25th May 2018
The personal details collected through our website and provided by you, the user, will be processed in line with the legislation. We will not sell, license or trade any personal information to others. We do not provide personal information to direct marketing companies or other such organisations.
It is also possible to make credit or debit card payments to the University of Wales Trinity Saint David through the website. These payments are handled by a third party e-commerce company and they have their own privacy statement.
Please note that restricting or blocking cookies used by UWTSD will prevent essential services from working - e.g. Moodle and MyTSD.
Cookies are small text files that when visiting a website save to your computer hard drive when you navigate through their webpages. They are widely and commonly used to make websites function properly and to make them function more efficiently, as well as to provide different types of information to the website owners.
They are designed to hold a modest amount of data specific to a particular client and website, and can be accessed either by the web server or the client computer.
Some of the ways cookies are used include:
- saving the users recently viewed pages
- identifying any problems that may have been encountered during the website visit, so any problems can be solved
- remember login account details for accounts such as Moodle and Athens, which makes it easier for the users to find and access
Cookies can be grouped into four categories:
- Strictly necessary cookies These are essential to enable users to move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies, we cannot provide services such as online payments.
- Performance cookies By using the University website, the user agrees that the university can place these types of cookies on the device(s) that are being used to engage with the website. These collect information about how visitors use a website, for example which pages visitors look at most often, and if an error has occurred on a page. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All the information collected is kept anonymous and are only used to improve how a website works.
- Functionality cookies These support the use of the site and enable enhanced and personalised features. Some of these cookies are necessary to enable the user to move around the website without encountering any problems.
- Targeting cookies Targeting cookies are used to deliver adverts relevant to the user and their interests. They are usually placed by advertising networks (with the website operator’s permission). They remember those users who visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation. University of Wales Trinity Saint David does not use targeting cookies.
The first three types of cookies in the above list are used to allow the website to remember the choices a user makes (such as user name, language or the region the user is in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For example, a website may be able to provide local weather reports or traffic news by placing a cookie stating the region in which the user is currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes that have been made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that can customised. The information these cookies collect can be anonymised; they cannot track browsing activity on other websites.
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Disabling cookies when using the UWTSD website will mean you will not be able to enjoy and take full advantage of the University website’s functionality and services.
More information about cookie management can be found at All About Cookies.
However with that being said, cookies can have their advantages: in many cases they enhance the user experience on-line.
Example areas of the website where cookies are used:
- Learning Resource Centre (Functional Cookie)
- Moodle (Essential Functional Cookie)
- Online Applications (Functional Cookie)
- Online Payment System (Gather Information)
- Open Days Request Form (Gather Information)
- Prospectus request Form (Gather Information)
- MyTSD (Gather Information)
- Student View (Functional Cookie)
The University uses a range of external services within its website, such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. These third party cookies are categorised as functionality cookies.
The University is aware that the following third party services make use of functionality cookies:
By using third party services on the University website, you are likely to come into contact with other cookies used by providers. These third parties provide details on their own websites how to opt out of using such cookies.
University of Wales Trinity Saint David will normally make use of the cookies that fall into the following categories:
- Strictly necessary cookies (to include some session cookies)
- Performance cookies
- Functionality (Session) cookies
Both Moodle and MyTSD use session cookies – if these are disabled then it is not possible to login
Use of targeting cookies will be used only in exceptional circumstances. When using targeting cookies, the University will always seek consent prior to a placing it on a device.