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This cookie document describes how the Beds SU website (“”) uses “cookies” and other similar technologies.

What is a Cookie?

Cookies are small text files that are stored in a computer’s browser directory. They help site providers with things like understanding how people use a site, remembering a User’s login details, and storing site preferences.

Who sets cookies when I use the Beds SU website?

There are two main types of cookies that can be set:

  • First party cookies: these cookies are placed and read by Beds SU directly when you use our Services
  • Third party cookies: these cookies are not set by Beds SU, but by other companies.

Necessary Cookies

Some cookies are essential to the operation of our Site and Services and make it usable and secure by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the Site. We use those cookies in a number of different ways, including:

  • Authentication
  • Security
  • Functionality

The cookies that are set when using the Beds SU site that are classed as necessary cookies are:

  • Bedfordshire_session (http / duration 3 hours)
  • XSRF-TOKEN (http / duration 3 hours)

The cookies defined as a necessary cookie are first party cookies.

Analytics Cookies

Analytics cookies help us understand how visitors interact with our Services. The analytic cookies set here are classed as first party cookies.

We currently do not employ the use of analytics cookies.