Privacy and cookies policy

This policy explains what types of personal information will be gathered when you use the website, and how this information will be used.

Please note that although this website provides links to other websites, this policy only applies to the webpages.

Information collected

Like most website operators, we collect non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Our purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use the website. From time to time, we may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website. also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. We do not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

How the information collected is used

Personal information provided by you will only be used for the purpose stated when the information is collected. The personal information that you provide when you register to use the website may be used:

  • to deal with your enquiry or registration and to provide you with appropriate services, which may include sending you further information about the activities of the University of Oxford;
  • for the purpose of our research to help us plan and improve our services.

Your personal information will not be sold, rented or otherwise transferred to a third party without your explicit consent. Personal data will be: processed fairly and lawfully; processed for limited purposes and not in any manner incompatible with those purposes; adequate, relevant and not excessive; accurate; not kept longer than is necessary; processed in line with data subjects’ rights; secure and not transferred to countries that do not protect personal data adequately.

While we take all reasonable precautions to ensure that other organisations with whom we deal have good security practices, we cannot be held responsible for the privacy practices of those organisations whose websites may be linked to our services.

Any queries or concerns about the privacy of this website should be sent to the Data Protection Officer.


Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. For more information about cookies you can visit

The following table explains the cookies we use and why.

Cookie Titles Purpose More information
Google Analytics_gaWeb analytics. Used to distinguish users.Expires 2 years after creation/update.
Google Analytics_gatWeb analytics. Used to throttle request rate.Expires 10 minutes after creation/update.
Cookie ControlcivicAllowCookiesManage cookie acceptance.Expires 3 months after creation/update.

This also site embeds content from other websites, i.e. Google Maps, which create their own cookies.

Cookie Titles Purpose More information
Google Maps preferencesPREFStores your Google Maps preferences.Expires 2 years after creation/update.
Google Maps IDNIDTraffic management id.Expires 6 months after creation/update.