This statement explains how we use cookies on the University's main web pages (i.e. those in www.ox.ac.uk) and Oxford Today websites. 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. For information about what types of personal information will be gathered when you visit the website, and how this information will be used, please see our Privacy Policy.

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 either by the www.ox.ac.uk and Oxford Today websites ("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.

First Party Cookies

Provider

Cookie name

Purpose

Further information

www.ox.ac.uk and Oxford Today

 

dontshow CookieNotice

This cookie is used to remember whether you wish to view the cookie notice or not.

 

has_js

This cookie is used to determine whether you’ll see the javascipt menus or not.

 

Google Analytics

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_gat

_gat_oxRollUpTracker

_gat_UA-1979755-1

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

Third Party Cookies

ProviderCookie namePurposeFurther information
Google maps

NID

PREF

khcookie

These cookies are used by Google to track how many people are using their mapsOverview of Google privacy
BrightRoll

BR_APS

cap_284812

Targeted advertising cookies used by the BrightRoll (owned by Yahoo) video ad technology platform set by our search enginehttps://policies.yahoo.com/us/en/yahoo/privacy/index.htm
YouTube

use_hitbox

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

YouTube may still set cookies on the user's computer once the visitor clicks on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/cookies/
http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/types/ 
RadiumOne

ra1_sid

ra1_uid

RA1balancer

post_dcm

post_uuid

RadiumOne provides the po.st link shortening service. They also make use of cookies to record information about the website or content you have chosen to share. This information is used to identify the intersts of users who share Post links and users who click on these links in order to deliver targeted advertising.http://radiumone.com/use-of-cookies/ (See B & C)
https://www.po.st/terms# xSrYV8qY71vgmWjO.97
Twitter

lang

pid

metrics_token

We have the Twitter Share widget in place on the site which makes use of cookies. May include targeted advertising cookies.https://dev.twitter.com/web/overview/privacy
https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170514
Adobe Audience Manager

demdex

dpm

Targeted advertising tracking cookie used on our searchable map. 
Doubleclick

id

Targeted advertising cookies from Doubleclick (a business owned by Google) used for maps related to events.http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2012/apr/23/doubleclick-tracking-trackers-cookies-web-monitoring
Rubicon Project c
put_2271
rpb
rpx
khaos   
Targeted advertising cookies used on our social media hub.http://rubiconproject.com/privacy-policy/
Hogan Lovells

 BIGipServerGraduate
_Careers_Ext_
Live_Http_Pool

Session cookie from graduates.hoganlovells.com used on our social media hub. 
Project Muse sessionSession cookie from .muse.jhu.edu used on our social media hub. 
Council on Foreign Relations visid_incap_425102
incap_ses_197_425102
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Cookies come about due to images loaded in from cfr.org and blogs.cfr.org via the feed used on our social media hub. 
GooglePREF

NID
Cookies related to Google. May include targeted advertising cookies used on our social media hub.http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/cookies/
http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/types/
LinkedIn_bizo_bzid
_bizo_cksm
_bizo_np_stats
Targeted advertising cookies from LinkedIn.http://help.lms.linkedin.com/hc/en-us/articles/205700268-LinkedIn-Insight-Tag-Privacy-and-Security

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.