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About cookies

The Cardiff University website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users. Some are created by our website and some by third-parties on our behalf.

Essential cookies

Essential cookies are needed for our website to work. If you block all cookies from our website, it may not function properly.

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Non-essential cookies

Our website also sets cookies that are not essential for it to function but are very useful either for website visitors or the University itself.

Usage statistics

As you use our website, data about your visit is sent to Google Analytics so that we know how many people are using it.


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If you give feedback through our feedback tabs and popups, Hotjar will set cookies to avoid asking you the same questions twice.

Content from other sites

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Changes to this cookie notice

We reserve the right to change this information without notice.