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 are set by our third party provider (“third party cookies”). The tables below identify the cookies we use and explain the purposes for which they are used. For information on cookies used by the University of Oxford websites please visit the central website cookie statement.
|_atuvc||www.venues.ox.ac.uk||This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. It stores an updated page share count.|
|__atuvs||www.venues.ox.ac.uk||This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. This is believed to be a new cookie from AddThis which is not yet documented, but has been categorised on the assumption it serves a similar purpose to other cookies set by the service.|
|_ga||.ox.ac.uk||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.|
|_gat||.ox.ac.uk||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate|
|_gid||.ox.ac.uk||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.|
|bt2||.addthis.com||Used by the social sharing platform AddThis to keep a record of parts of the site that has been visited in order to recommend other parts of the site|
|di2||.addthis.com||Used by the social sharing platform AddThis|
|loc||.addthis.com||Geolocation, which is used to help providers determine how users who share information with each other are geographically located (state level).|
|ouid||.addthis.com||Collects data on the user’s visits to the website, such as what pages have been loaded. The registered data is used for targeted ads.|
|uid||.addthis.com||Creates a unique, machine-generated user ID. AddThis, which is owned by Clearspring Technologies, uses the user ID to make it possible for the user to share content across social networks and provide detailed statistics to various providers.|
|uvc||.addthis.com||Detects how often the social sharing service, AddThis, encounters the same user.|
|vc||.addthis.com||Used by the social sharing platform AddThis|
Changes to our Cookie Statement
Any changes we may make to our Cookie Statement in the future will be posted on this page.