This page outlines how AECC University College uses cookies on its website, how you can block or restrict cookie use and where you can find out more information.

What is a cookie

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We encourage you to accept the cookies we serve. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our or any other website, you can do this through your browser settings.

Why we use cookies?

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

More information about how you can do this can be found at

Which cookies do we use

We use Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager and CMS cookies to create reports on the performance of our website and patterns of use.

__atuvs Helps enable visitors to share content with networking and sharing platforms
__atuvc Helps enable visitors to share content with networking and sharing platforms
__RequestVerificationToken              Used as a key to help eliminate Cross-Site Request Forgery attacks and is removed when the session ends
ASP.NET_SessionId Many ASP.Net sites require this cookie to maintain the user journey throughout the site
_gat Helps restrict the amount of data used by Google Analytics on high traffic sites
_gid Used by Google Universal Analytics
_ga Used by Google Universal Analytics for reporting on visitor hits


If you do not wish us to do this, you can opt out of the Analytics service by installing an add-on for your browser.

Contacting us
If you have any questions or comments about AECC University College cookie policy, please contact us by emailing or by post at the address below. AECC University College, Marketing, Parkwood Campus, Parkwood Road, Bournemouth. BH5 2DF.