Cookie Policy

The core pages of are run by the Office of External Affairs and Communications and from time to time will set cookies on your computer (if you give consent):

Cookies are small files which sit on your computer and record specific interactions between you and this website, and in some cases, other websites. This information is sometimes shared with the University of Cambridge, and in other cases, third parties. Below is more detail about the cookies we use, what they record and who the information is shared with. You are of course free to disable cookies.

Functionality lost by disabling cookies or not giving consent

If you disable cookies, or don’t opt in to receive them from these sections of our site, some functionality will not be available, namely:

  • the ability to comment on articles
  • the ability to view flickr galleries

Cookies set by us

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Cookies set by third party websites

Name Used by Description More information
Google Analytics We use Google Analytics to see how people use our website. This helps us improve it. The data we have is anonymised. Google’s Privacy Policy
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Disqus commenting system We use the Disqus commenting system on our pages to let you leave comments, and engage in discussions around the subjects on our site. The cookies set by Disqus enable login functionality. Disqus Privacy Policy
Picasaweb _rtok Picasa photo slideshows Google uses cookies to track usage of photo galleries embedded from Picasa. Google’s Privacy Policy
Flickr photo slideshows Yahoo uses cookies to track usage of photo galleries embedded from Flickr and to find out where you are based to serve up photos from the most geographically local server. Yahoo’s Privacy Policy

How to disable cookies

Your web browser will have an option you select which will block cookies. Below are links to popular web browsers, and how to block cookies using them.