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The table below includes the types of cookies we use and the purposes for which they are used:
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|Non-essential Site cookie
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|Cookies set by intranet sites used by Aston staff and students
|Google Analytics (Analytics)
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|YouTube cookies (Videos)
|The University embeds videos from its official YouTube channels using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This may set cookies on your computer once you click on YouTube’s video player. YouTube does not store personally identifiable cookie information for playbacks and embedded videos using its privacy-enhanced mode.
|YouTube's privacy enhanced mode for embedded videos
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