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Cookie policy

The core pages of cam.ac.uk are managed by the University’s Office of External Affairs and Communications and from time to time will set cookies on your computer (if you give consent). The core pages mostly begin www.cam.ac.uk and include:

www.cam.ac.uk/research (Research)
www.cam.ac.uk/news (News)
www.cam.ac.uk/about-the-university (About the University)
www.sciencefestival.cam.ac.uk (Cambridge Science Festival)
www.opencambridge.cam.ac.uk (Open Cambridge)
www.festivalofideas.cam.ac.uk (Cambridge Festival of Ideas)
www.zero.cam.ac.uk (Cambridge Zero)

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

Functionality lost by disabling cookies / not giving consent

If you disable cookies or do not opt-in to receive them from these sections of our site, some functionality will not be available to you. For example, you will not be able to:

  • comment on articles using Disqus
  • use the on-page ‘Share’ functionality
  • use the Issuu on-screen magazine reading experience

Cookies set by cam.ac.uk

NameUsed byDescriptionExpires
_gaGoogle AnalyticsThis helps us count how many people visit our site by tracking if you’ve visited before.2 years
_gatGoogle AnalyticsUsed to manage the rate at which page view requests are made.1 minute
_gidGoogle AnalyticsThis helps us count how many people visit our site by tracking if you’ve visited before24 hours
cookie_preferencesCAM DigitalLets us know what you’re cookies preferences are1 year
cookie_preferences_setCAM DigitalLets us know that you’ve set your preferences1 year
seen_cookie_messageCAM DigitalLets us know that you’ve seen our cookie message1 year

How to disable cookies

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Other web browsers – see the Information Commissioner’s Office’s website

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