Guidance on Cookies


Durham Students’ Union (“we”, “our” or “us”) uses cookies on our websites. This statement explains how we use cookies when you visit our website and online applications (our “sites”). By accessing, browsing and using our sites, you confirm that you accept this cookie policy and that you consent to our use of Cookies on your computer or smart device as set out in this cookie policy.

What are they?

Cookies are small text files that store information on your computer or smart device when you access certain websites. Cookies allow us to recognise your device when you visit our sites and they enable us to store certain information about your preferences. Cookies make it easier for you to maintain your preferences and help us customise the sites to suit your preferences.

How we use them

While we use cookies on our sites, we do not collect or store personal data via the cookies used on any of our sites.

When you, or someone else visits our site, we collect standard internet log information. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of our website. We collect this information in a way which does not individually identify you. Read on below for a breakdown of strictly necessary cookies, and any additional cookies in use on our site.

Strictly necessary cookies

The following is necessary for the operation of our website. Remember, you can disable cookies at any time but this may stop our website from functioning properly.

  • Remember what is in your basket
  • Remember your progress during an order for a membership, or event ticket
  • Remember that you are logged in for purchasing a membership, or event ticket, and that your session is secure

Functional and 1st Party Cookies

Google Analytics

These cookies are used to collect information (non-personal information) about how visitors use our sites. We use the information to compile reports, which will help us to monitor our sites performance and enable us to improve our sites, where necessary. This cookie collects information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to our sites, where visitors have come from and the pages they have visited. These cookies will expire at the end of your session (when you close your browser).

Google have developed a plugin for browsers which you can install that helps you to opt out from analytics if you do not wish to use it. You can find out more here:

Targeting Cookies

Targeting cookies are not in use on our site.

How can I prevent cookies?

If you don't like Cookies, no problem! You can disable the cookies from your browser and delete all cookies that are currently stored on your computer. If you're not sure how to do this for your particular browser, you can find out more by clicking "help" on your browser's menu or by visiting

A word of warning... Please be aware that if you choose to disable cookies from your browser, it may prevent you from taking full advantage of our site, and it may cause issues which stop the site from working to its full effectiveness, ruining your experience.