Privacy notice & cookie usage

Information collected

In general, you may visit the Site without telling us who you are or revealing any personally identifiable information about you. Our servers collect the domain names, operating system in use (e.g., Apple, Windows, Linux) and browser (e.g., Firefox, Internet Explorer). This information is aggregated to measure the number of visits, average time spent on the Site, pages viewed, etc. The University of Oxford uses this information to measure the use of our Site and to improve the content of our Site.

Website Cookies

Our website uses necessary and non-necessary cookies. The necessary cookies are required for the website to function the right way, and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.

The non-necessary cookies used on our websites are used for understanding how the website is used so that we can provide you with a better user experience and help speed up your future interactions with our website.

Types of cookies we use

Necessary: Some cookies are essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of our site. They allow us to process payments and provide access to core functionality such as  access to videos and management of cookies. They do not collect or store any personal information.

Non-necessary: These cookies store information like the number of visitors to the website, the number of unique visitors, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit etc. These data help us understand and analyse how well the website performs and where it needs improvement.

Specific cookies we use

The cookies used in our website are shown below.

CookieTypeDurationDescription
amplitude_id_XXXXXnon-necessary10 years We use this cookie with a third-party service called Amplitude to record the pages visited and videos watched so that we can understand how the information on this website is accessed.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessarynecessary1 month Records the default button state of the corresponding category. It is used in coordination with the viewed_cookie_policy cookie to determine which cookies should be loaded.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessarynecessary1 month Records the default button state of the corresponding category. It works only in coordination with the viewed_cookie_policy cookie.
player / vuidnecessary1 day / 1 year When you press play Vimeo will drop third party cookies to enable the the video to play and to collect analytics data such as how long a viewer has watched the video. These cookies do not track individuals.
viewed_cookie_policynecessary1 month Records user consent for the usage of cookies upon accept and reject. It doesn’t track any personal data and is set only upon user action (accept/reject).
_ganon-necessary2 years Used by Google Analytics to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. Stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.
_gatnon-necessary1 minute Used by Google Universal Analytics to throttle the request rate to limit the collection of data on high traffic sites.
_gidnon-necessary1 day Used by Google Analytics to store how visitors use a website for use in analytics reports, including where visitors have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form.

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