Cookie Policy

Last updated: November 2020

  1. What is a cookie?
  2. Why are cookie policies required?
  3. How does the USS employer consultation website use cookies?
  4. How can I control cookies?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user's device. Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience.

Websites using cookies must gain consent of users before doing so, unless the cookies are strictly required for the site to operate or to satisfy a user request. The exceptions to the requirement to provide information about cookies and obtain consent where the use of the cookie is:

  1. for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network;
  2. where such storage or access is strictly necessary for the provision of an information society service requested by the subscriber or user.

Further information is available from the ICO guidance at

This website uses the following types of cookies:

  • Analytics cookies which provide information about your visit to the site such as to count the number of unique visitors and to see how visitors move around the site. This website uses third party cookies to provide analytics through Google Analytics.
  • Session cookies which provide security features for this website to help secure it.
  • Permanent cookies which allow our website to provide a personalised experience and remember that you have accepted the use of cookies. This results in you not having to accept the policy each time you visit our website from your browser.

If you do not wish to receive cookies from this website you can adjust your browser settings to refuse or screen cookies, you can find instructions on how to configure this within the majority of web browsers and versions at: However, disabling cookie support may prevent this site from functioning properly and you may not be able to utilise fully all of its features and information.