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    Data, privacy and cookies

    Harper Adams is dedicated to ensuring your data remains private and protecting your privacy. Any data collected is securely stored, and only used for the purpose it was collected.


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    This privacy policy sets out how Harper Adams University uses and protects any information that you give us when you use this website.

    Harper Adams University is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

    Harper Adams University may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from May 2018. You can view our full Data Protection Policy (PDF) in Section 5 of our Publication Scheme.

    What information does Harper Adams collect about me?
    • Feedback - through visitors emailing Harper Adams or filling in 'contact us' boxes
    • Form submitted data - for example prospectus requests or open day registrations
    • Site usage information, using cookies to improve the website development
    How is this information used?
    • To contact you (if you have requested a response)
    • Form submitted data is only used for the purpose it was collected, for example posting you a copy of the prospectus
    • Improve the design and navigation of the website
    What about security?

    We are committed to ensuring that your information is stored securely. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

    Do you send direct marketing?

    Using our online forms we may collect information such as email address, postal addresses or phone numbers and may wish to contact you using these means in order to provide you with further information we think you may find interesting. If you wish to receive this information, please tick the box provided to opt in.

    Who does Harper Adams share information with?

    We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. Our layered notice provides a full list of parties with whom we may have to share data, under certain circumstances. View our Layered Notice for more information.

    What information does Harper Adams hold about me?

    You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). If you would like a copy of the information held on you please contact us -

    If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

    What about other websites?

    We may link to external websites to provide you with more information, in this case we are not responsible for the content of the third-party website.


    About cookies

    Cookies are small text files stored on your computer (via your web browser) used by nearly all websites. At Harper Adams we use cookies to save preferences and remember them when you return to our website.

    Cookies are also used sometimes to remember logins, for example when you click the 'remember me' box when accessing your emails, that system is storing a cookie to keep you logged in on the device you are using.

    Our cookies never store personal data about you - items such as card details and address information is stored securely and only used for the purpose it was collected.

    Although none of our pages contain advertising - the Network Advertising Initiative gives you the option to opt out of many mainstream ad network cookies, this may be useful for your wider internet browsing. You can find the opt out options on their website.

    We are providing this information as part of our drive to improve clarity about your privacy on the internet as part of a wider effort to comply with recent legislation.

    Our cookies

    In order to personalise the experience on the Harper Adams website we may have to use cookies. For example when searching for a course a small text file is stored on your computer. This doesn't contain any personal data, it just tells the website what types of courses to display next time you visit the page.

    Here is a list of the main cookies we use on the Harper Adams website, and what they are used for.

    Cookie name Cookie use
    coursesearch Used to save filters on the course search page.
    cookiemessage Used to determine whether visitors have already seen the cookie notification message.
    _ga, _ga_<container-id> These cookies enable Google Analytics to function. This software, provided by Google, allows us to analyse visitor numbers, browser usage and identify navigation problems. This information allows us to improve the website by identifying difficult to find areas and making the content relevant to the reader and the device they are using.
    _atuvc Used by the AddThis service, this cookie is part of the social media 'share' buttons on our website. You can opt-out of this cookie on all websites.
    CFID, CFTOKEN Occasionally used when filling in forms on the Harper Adams website, these store a string which we use to allow users to 'go back' in the form process and update previous information. The cookie is deleted once the form has been filled in.

    Managing cookies

    Should you choose to block cookies, either for a specific website or all websites, your web browser has many easy ways to do this. To find out more visit the All About Cookies or About Cookies websites where you can find detailed instructions, along with more information about how cookies are used on the web.

    Please note that disabling cookies will adversely affect your browsing experience - shopping websites will have no way of knowing what you have put in your basket, and you may not be able to login to some websites.

    Cookies in your browser

    If you aren't sure which web browser you are using, click on the 'Help' icon on a PC (or press 'F1' on your keyboard), or click on the Apple icon on a Mac and select 'About'.

    Browser security

    In order to make sure your security is assured on the web, we recommend always updating to the latest version of your browser. Some browers such as Chrome or Firefox handle the updating process for you and will automatically download the latest security updates.

    Some popular web browsers are:

    Meta Pixel

    We also use the Meta Pixel to monitor traffic through the website, and use this information to target advertisements to some audiences created based on this data. For more information about the Meta Pixel please visit


    On selected pages, we use tracking tools to analyse where users click on those pages, to inform how we structure our content. This tracking does not rely upon any personal information, such as IP address. For more information about how Hotjar processes this information please visit Hotjar's Data Safety, Privacy and Security section of the website.

    Cookies on the Harper Adams University website

    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time.