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Cookie Policy

This statement explains how we use cookies on the University's main web pages (i.e. those in www.research.ox.ac.uk). Please note, however, that most units of the University run and maintain their own websites on the ox.ac.uk domain (these will be identified as www.name.ox.ac.uk or name.ox.ac.uk). These sites may carry their own cookie statement or provide additional information relating to their activities, which will supersede or supplement this Cookie Statement.

How we use cookies

All of our web pages use "cookies". A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we place on your computer or mobile device if you agree. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of our website, which helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and enables us to improve our website.

Types of cookies we use

We use the following types of cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies - these are essential in to enable you to move around the websites and use their features. Without these cookies the services you have asked for, such as registering for an account, cannot be provided.
  • Performance cookies - these cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often. We use this information to improve our websites and to aid us in investigating problems raised by visitors. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor.
  • Functionality cookies - these cookies allow the website to remember choices you make and provide more personal features. For instance, a functional cookie can be used to remember the volume level you prefer to use when watching videos on our websites. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
  • Targeting cookies - these cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They collect information about your browsing habits. Targeting cookies are linked to services provided by third parties, such as 'like' and 'share' buttons and advertisements. We use targeting cookies to send third parties information on your visit so that they can make their advertising more relevant to you when you visit their websites.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.

Specific cookies we use

Cookies may be set by the research.ox.ac.uk ("first party cookies") or by a third party website ("third party cookies"). The tables below identify the cookies we use and explain the purposes for which they are used.

However, we continue to collect information about third-party cookies and the tables below are based on the work completed to date. Accordingly, we may update the information contained in this section from time to time. Additionally, some cookies may be set from time to time by feeds from third party websites that we make available on our sites.


ProviderCookie NamePurposeFurther Information
Google Analytics_ga
_gat
_gat_UA-1979755-4
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 website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.Overview of Google Analytics privacy
YouTubeGPSRegisters a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVETries to estimate the users' bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.

YSCRegisters a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.

yt-remote-cast-installedStores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video

yt-remote-connected-devicesStores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video

yt-remote-device-idStores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video

yt-remote-fast-check-periodStores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
DoubleclickIDEUsed by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user's actions after viewing or clicking
one of the advertiser's ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.


test_cookieUsed to check if the user's browser supports cookies.
audioboom.com_ga
_gat
_gat
Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
vimeo.comvuidCollects data on the user's visits to the website, such as which pages have been read.

Changes to our Cookie Statement

Any changes we may make to our Cookie Statement in the future will be posted on this page.

Contact

Any queries or concerns about the use of cookies on this website should be sent by email to data.protection@admin.ox.ac.uk or addressed to the Data Protection Office, University of Oxford, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JD.

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