Studybugs puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site.

These cookies are used to:

  • measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs
  • remember the notifications you’ve seen so that we don’t show them to you again.

These cookies aren’t used to identify you personally.

You’ll normally see a message on the site before we store a cookie on your computer.

If you register for an account on Studybugs, we additionally use a cookie to track when you’re signed in and enable our web application to function.

Find out more about how to manage cookies here.

How cookies are used on Studybugs’s website

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use our website. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • the pages you visit on Studybugs
  • how long you spend on each Studybugs page
  • how you got to the site
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site.

We don’t collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information can’t be used to identify who you are.

We don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies.

Our introductory message

You may see a pop-up notice when you first visit Studybugs. We’ll store a cookie so that your computer knows you’ve seen it and knows not to show it again.

Name Purpose Expires
seen_cookie_notice Saves a message to let us know that you’ve seen our cookie notice 1 month

Tracking when you’re signed in

If you register for an account on Studybugs, we use a cookie to track when you’re signed in. This is an integral part of how the Studybugs web application functions.

Name Purpose Expires
session Keeps track of your signed-in session on Studybugs 14 days, or immediately when you sign out