Leeds University Library

Privacy

1. Purpose of this notice

This notice tells you how the University of Leeds will collect and process your personal data when you access this website.

2. Automated collection of personal information

As with most other web servers, when you access these web pages certain information you provide will automatically be recorded by the University of Leeds. This may include your IP address, browser type, and information relating to the page you last visited. This information is processed to estimate how much usage of the server is made by different categories of users and in the event of a breach of security may be used to aid detection.

3. Non-automated collection

Where you are required under this website to provide personal data the uses of this data will be indicated at the point of collection.

4. Third party access

Your personal data that you have provided will not routinely be sent to other third-parties (unless notified - see 3. above).

Your personal data will be forwarded to the following third parties in connection with services provided by the Library:

  • WPM Education will retain information for the purposes of accepting payments for Library charges.
  • Other external organisations to enable us to provide Library services to you. Eg Document supply

Credit card details

Where credit/debit card details have been requested as part of a transaction between you and us, these details will be encrypted and handled by a secure web server using SSL technology.

If you make a payment by credit/debit card the University is using a secure third party service from WPM Education.

Certain information you provide will automatically be recorded by WPM Education. See http://www.wpmeducation.com/privacy/ for further details.

5. Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

Our website uses first party cookies which are set by our web server as opposed to a different web server. They are categorised as "strictly necessary", which are essential to the operation of the website, and "performance" cookies, which collect anonymous information about the usage of our website. By using our website you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

We do not use cookies to collect personal information about you. Should you wish to restrict or block cookies which are set by our website you can do this through your browser settings. The 'help' function within your browser or the manual that comes with your device should tell you how. You may also wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how you can do this on a wide variety of browsers. Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why:
Cookie Name Purpose Further information
Google analytics

Google
utmc
utmv
utmz

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from, and the pages they visited.

Google privacy policy

Google analytics

Google analytics terms of service

PHP session
PHPSESSID
This cookie stores a unique ID assigned by the web server. It is used to enable some site functionality to work properly.
PHP information
Test cookie
TestCookie This is set by our website content management system and is used to determine whether or not your browser allows cookies to be set

 User settings

userColourScheme
userFontsize
UserFontchoice
UserLetterSpacing


 These cookies are set by our website content management system and are used to save user-selected customisation settings.

Netscaler appliance  NSC* These cookies are set by our NetScaler appliance and are used to ensure your browsing session remains on the same web server Citrix
Library catalogue session
 III_SESSION_ID This cookie stores a unique ID assigned by the web server. It is used to enable some site functionality to work properly when using the Library catalogue.
Library catalogue session  III_EXPT_FILE This cookie is used to enable some site functionality to work properly when using the Library catalogue.
Library record session
 PAT_LOGGED_IN This cookie is used to enable some site functionality to work properly when a user is logged into their Library record.
Library catalogue session

SESSION_LANGUAGE

This cookie stores information on the language used when using the Library catalogue.
Library catalogue session SESSION_SCOPE This cookie stores a unique ID assigned by the web server. It is used to enable some site functionality to work properly when using the Library catalogue.
Library catalogue session and Search@Library session JSESSIONID This cookie stores a unique ID asigned by the web server. It is used to enable some site functionality to work properly when using the Library Catalogue and  Search@Library.
Search@Library session NID
This cookie is used to enable some site functionality to work properly when using Search@Library.
Search@Library session PREF This cookie is used to enable some site functionality to work properly when using  Search@Library.
Authentication to secure resources
lulibraryathens* These cookies are used to enable some site functionality to work properly when using authenticated online resources.

Authentication to secure resources lulibraryAuthentLast
This cookie is used to enable some site functionality to work properly when using authenticated online resources.

6. University Code of Practice

The University's Data Protection Code of Practice also applies to the use of personal data under this website. The Code can be accessed at http://www.leeds.ac.uk/secretariat/dataprotectioncodeofpractice.html

7. Changes to this statement

This notice and therefore the ways in which your data may be processed can be changed from time to time. Any changes will only be notified via this web page.

8. Further information and contact

If you have any queries relating to this privacy notice or the way your data is being processed through this website then please contact library-web@library.leeds.ac.uk. If you are dissatisfied with their response please contact the University webmaster, webmaster@leeds.ac.uk.