Organisational Development and Professional Learning

Privacy and Cookies Notice

1. Purpose of this notice

This notice tells you how Organisational Development and Professional Learning (OD&PL) at the University of Leeds will collect and process your personal data when you access our websites.

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. This will 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 through our websites to provide personal data, this data will be used for the purposes of course administration, summary staff development records, and free online resource usage evaluation only.

4. Third-party access

Your personal data that you have provided will not be sent to other third parties and will remain confidential, accessible only by those who have a legitimate need to know within the University.

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 websites and use 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 websites 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 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 websites.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why:

Cookie Name Purpose Further information
Google Analytics __utma






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 policyGoogle analyticsGoogle analytics terms of service
WordPress wordpress_





“WordPress uses cookies, or tiny pieces of information stored on your computer, to verify who you are. There are cookies for logged in users and for commenters.” WordPress cookies
BuddyPress Bp-activity-oldestpage This cookie is only used on the SDDU Online network of websites where BuddyPress is deployed and is used in relation to the BuddyPress default “activity page” and the “load more” feature. The cookie remembers what page of activity the “load more” is on.  BuddyPress cookies
NetScaler appliance  NSC* These cookies are set by our Citrix NetScaler appliance amnd are used to ensure your browsing session remains on the same web server Citrix
Ginger Cookie ginger-cookie This cookie is required to stop showing you the cookies banner, each time you visit the OD and PL website. Ginger EU Cookie Law plugin

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

7. Changes to this notice

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 OD&PL websites then please contact the OD&PL webmaster (contact details below).  If you are dissatisfied with her response please contact the University of Leeds Webmaster:

Last updated: 15/06/17 | Maintained by Kirsten Thompson | Contact:

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