Apply for University > Cookies Policy
Last updated 10/11/22
This Cookies Policy must be read by all Users with consideration and agreement in conjunction with The Apply Group Ltd’s other Policies and Terms & Conditions, which will provide context and definitions.
This Cookies Policy applies to The Apply Group Ltd’s digital platforms ‘Website(s)’, Website(s), as defined in the Company Terms & Conditions, connecting existing university students (Mentors/Tutors) with potential applicants (Students/Applicants) and their representatives (inc. parents, legal guardians, schools) as well as potential employers. When we mention “TAG” or refer to, “we, us or our” in this Cookies Policy then we are referring to:
- The Apply Group Ltd.(‘TAG’) with CRN: 12938105 has its registered office at: Suite 209, Mayfair Point, 34 South Molton Street, London W1K 5RG, United Kingdom.
In this cookies policy you can read about
- the types of cookies we use,
- for how long they work and for what purposes they are used,
- how to change your cookie settings and opt-out, and
- Who are we and how can you contact Us
When we refer to “You/Your” we mean you as a User or visitor of our website.
What do I need to know about cookies?
There are different types of cookies and they are used for different purposes.
Below you can read about what a cookie is, the difference between first and third party cookies and session cookies vs. persistent cookies and what types of cookies we use on our website and why.
What is a cookie?
A cookie may contain information about the website itself, a unique identifier that allows the site to recognise your web browser when you return to the website, additional data that serves the purpose of the cookie, and the lifespan of the cookie itself.
The word “cookies” or “cookie data” also covers information about IP and MAC addresses and other information about your device collected by said technologies.
Cookies are used to enable certain features (e.g. logging in), to track site usage (e.g. analytics), to store your user settings (e.g. timezone, notification preferences), and to personalise your content (e.g. advertising, language).
Session cookies vs. persistent cookies
Session cookies only last as long as your online session. This means that they will disappear from your computer or device when you close your browser.
They are therefore also sometimes referred to as temporary cookies. Typically, session cookies are used to remember what a user put in their shopping basket when they are browsing a website.
Persistent cookies are different. These cookies are sometimes called permanent cookies. They will stay on your computer or device after you close your browser. These types of cookies will expire according to the time specified in the cookie. You can see the specific duration of each persistent cookie below.
What’s the difference between first and third party cookies?
First party cookies are cookies that are set by the website that you are visiting and it’s only this website that can access and read these cookies.
Third party cookies are set by someone other than the owner of the website you’re visiting. As an example, some pages have content from other sites like YouTube. YouTube may set their own cookies on your browser when you play the video from YouTube. Cookies set by other sites and companies (i.e. third parties) can be used to track you on other websites that use the same third-party service.
We may engage third parties to assist with maintenance, operation, creation or functionality of our website, e.g. analytics providers and content partners. We grant these third parties’ access to selected information to perform specific tasks on our behalf.
We are, as a general rule, joint controller with providers of third-party cookies for the collection of personal data via such cookies and the disclosure to the provider. The provider of third-party cookies is the data controller for the processing taking place after receiving the personal data from us. You can read more about the extent of our joint controllership with providers of third-party cookies in our Privacy Notice.
Types of cookies and how we use them:
Below is a list of the types of cookies which we may colelct from users that visit our Company Websites. Our Websies are scanned on a regular basis for moniter which cookies and data we are collecting and duration they are stroed. These can be viewed via our cookie tool (Customise>Customise Your Cookie Consent Prefernces) under each of the headings below, where Your consent can also be adjusted by You at anytime, including withdrawl of any consent You may have previously given.
Necessary cookies are required for the basic functionality of our website to work. We use necessary cookies to make it possible for you to only have to enter your username and password once during a visits to our our company website(s).
We also use necessary cookies to help with ensuring that you are given the option to accept or reject cookies, block non-necessary cookies from working until you give consent, and remember your cookie settings and choices. The cookies also help keep track of, if, and when, you gave consent to analytical cookies, T&Cs and email marketing. Necessary cookies are also used for any payment processing.
It’s not necessary to accept nor possible to reject the use of necessary cookies as they are core for the functionality of our website.
Functional cookies help perform certain functionalities like sharing the content of the website on social media platforms, collecting feedback, and other third-party features.
Analytical cookies gather statistics. We use this information to make our website even better. The information collected via the analytical cookies track how you use our website during your visit. It helps us understand visitor usage patterns, identify, and diagnose problems or errors you may encounter, and make better strategic decisions in improving the website experience.
We will only set analytical cookies on Your device if you give Us Your consent via the cookie consent tool you will see and be promted to respond to on visiting our Website(s).
Performance cookies are used to understand and analyise the key performance indexes of the website which helps in delivering a better user experience for the visitors.
Advertisement cookies are used to provide visitors with customized advertisements based on the pages you visited previously and to analyze the effectiveness of the ad campaigns.
You can change your cookie preferences any time by clicking on the cookie icon shown on the left hand corner of the page of our Websites. This will let you revisit the cookie consent banner and change your preferences or withdraw your consent right away.
In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. Listed below are the links to the support documents on how to manage and delete cookies from the major web browsers:
Chrome : https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/32050
Safari : https://support.apple.com/en-in/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac
Firefox : https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/clear-cookies-and-site-data-firefox?redirectslug=delete-cookies-remove-info-websites-stored&redirectlocale=en-US
Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/how-to-delete-cookie-files-in-internet-explorer-bca9446f-d873-78de-77ba-d42645fa52fc
If you are using any other web browser, please visit your browser’s official support documents.
Cookies are not the only way to recognise or track visitors to a website. We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called “tracking pixels” or “clear gifs”). These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognise when someone has visited our website
[or opened an email that we have sent them]. This allows us, for example, [to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within our website to another, to understand whether you have come to our website from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of email marketing campaigns].
How you can change your cookie settings, incl. opting out
As part of our cookie solution, we always ask for your consent to cookies, except for necessary cookies, before placing cookies on your device.
We also always give you the option to change your consent. If you at one point gave consent to non-necessary cookies on our website, you can always change which cookies you will give consent to. Just look for the shield or the cookie settings link on our website. If you click the shield or the cookie settings link, your cookie settings will appear, allowing you to always change your settings and reject cookies.
If you browse websites from multiple devices, you may also need to update your settings on each individual device.
Although some cookies can be blocked with little impact on your experience of a website, blocking all cookies may mean you are unable to access certain features and content on the site.
How often will we update this Cookie Notice?
Who are we and how can you contact us?
The Apply Group Ltd.(‘TAG’) with CRN: 12938105 has its registered office at: Suite 209, Mayfair Point, 34 South Molton Street, London W1K 5RG, United Kingdom.
You can always write to us at: contact (at) theapplygroup (dot) com