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Introduction

This page explains what personal information we gather when you visit this web site.

Who will process my personal information?

The information published here applies to the use of your personal information (also known as 'personal data') by the University of Cambridge through the viewing or use of this site.

General personal information collected on our websites

When you visit any of the websites within the Cambridge domain we hold certain information about you for service and security reasons. For more information on this, please see https://www.cam.ac.uk/about-this-site/privacy-policy

Further information

For more information about how we handle your personal information, and your rights under data protection legislation, please see https://www.information-compliance.admin.cam.ac.uk/data-protection/general-data

Cookies

  • Users who visit a Falcon site may receive some or all of the Google Analytics cookies if the site administrator has enabled them (whether or not they authenticate).
  • Sites may embed third-party material (e.g. YouTube videos) and these may carry their own cookies. You must refer to the site's local cookie policy to determine what cookies are being set and for what purpose.
  • Sites may include 'ShareThis' social media buttons, which will carry cookies if the user has a 'ShareThis' account enabled.
  • Users who authenticate will receive cookies from the Raven/Shibboleth authentication system.
Cookie Returned to Function P/S*
__utma Falcon site Google Analytics P
__utmb Falcon site Google Analytics P
__utmc Falcon site Google Analytics S
__utmz Falcon site Google Analytics P
_ga Falcon site Google Universal Analytics P
_gat Falcon site Google Universal Analytics P
_shibsession_... shib.raven.cam.ac.uk Authentication S
Ucam-WLS-Session shib.raven.cam.ac.uk Authentication S
JSESSIONID shib.raven.cam.ac.uk Authentication S
_idp_session shib.raven.cam.ac.uk Authentication S
_ZopeId Falcon site Session management S
__unam
__uset
__stid
Set by "ShareThis" widget if it is embedded on the site. The ShareThis service can identify a visitor if they have separately signed up with ShareThis for a ShareThis account (and provided their consent). This information may be used to display advertisements on sites that include the ShareThis sharing icon - See 'ShareThis' privacy statement. Social Media buttons P

*Final column: S marks a session cookie. P marks a persistent cookie.

Session cookies expire when the user quits the browser (or earlier).

Persistent cookies remain within the browser after it is quit and restarted, until they reach their expiry date.

Raven privacy & cookie policy: 
http://raven.cam.ac.uk/privacy.html

Google analytics cookie policy: 
http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html

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