Use of "Cookies"

Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to an individual for record-keeping purposes. Cookies make web surfing easier for you by saving your preferences while you are at our site. The use of cookies is an industry standard, and as such, you'll find them at most major websites. By showing how and when users use a site, cookies help us see which areas are popular and which are not. Many improvements and updates to the site are based on such data as total number of visitors and pages viewed. This information is most easily tracked with cookies. We use the information from cookies only to provide services better tailored to our Residents' needs. We never save passwords or credit card information in cookies.

We use persistent cookies on our website which are cookies that stay in your web browser between visits. We use these to capture information about our visitors that helps us to improve the performance of our website and create a better experience.


Why does iQ use cookies?

iQ uses cookies for a variety of reasons, iQ Student Accommodation may collect cookies for the following reasons:

  • To recognise you when you return to our site
  • To statistically monitor our audience size and trends (does not identify any Individuals)
  • To monitor browsing patterns to improve usability of our site
  • To allow you to connect and share with your social networks and our website with more ease

Cookies we use

Persistent Cookies

User Tracking Google Analytics These cookies are ‘analytical’ cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they’re using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by making sure users are finding what they need easily.
Most browsers are set up to accept cookies. If you want to change your cookie preferences, you can make these through your browser settings or refuse the cookies when you enter the website. Please remember that our cookies are often used to give you certain functionality and without them you may not be able to use some of our website e.g. save properties from our listings.
You can also remove cookies that have already been set in your browser via your browser settings. If you are having trouble doing this or would like more information, the website http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ has information on how to do this across a range of browsers. The Microsoft cookies guide is also a great source of information about what cookies do www.microsoft.com/info/cookies.mspx. If you have any questions about how we use cookies please get in touch with us.

Strictly necessary and functional cookies 

iQ is built upon a CMS (Content Management System) called Drupal. Some cookies we host are used to make the site run quickly and efficiently and some are used to make your experience better.


Performance cookies

Performance cookies are used to analyse the performance of the site. They allow us to see visitor numbers and behavioural patterns once they are here.This information is used to shape improvements to the site to make your experience better. All information collected is anonymous.


Third party functionality cookies

We use cookies to share our content through social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Google +1. This functionality is provided by the social networks and may use cookies. If you choose to share content using these networks or use this third party functionality then these social networks may use third party cookies to enhance your experience and gain information about you.


Specific cookies we use:
  • Facebook Connect
  • AddThis
  • Facebook Social Plugins
  • Google +1
  • Google Analytics
  • Microsoft Atlas
  • Twitter Button

How do you stop cookies being used?

Cookies are generally harmless and disabling them may diminish your browser experience however, if you would like to do so, click one of the following browsers below for instructions:

To learn more about how to manage your web privacy you may also like to visit 'All about cookies'. You can also contact us for more information.