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Cookie Statement

What are cookies? 

Cookies are small text files that may be stored on your computer or mobile device. They contain data related to a website you visit. It may allow a website “remember” your actions or preferences over a period of time, or it may contain data related to the function or delivery of the site. We do not use cookies to gather personal information such as a person’s name or e-mail address. Further information on cookies can be found at  

How does Collaboratory use Cookies? 

Collaboratory uses cookies to enhance your browsing experience on our site and to help us understand what content is most useful to our visitors. By not accepting cookies, some elements of the site, such as video, will not work.  

We have grouped our cookies into the following categories: 

  • Strictly Necessary 
  • Functional 
  • Analytical 
  • Marketing  

Necessary cookies are essential for website to function properly. They allow you to browse the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the site. See a list of necessary cookies below: 






ASP.Net_SessionId is a cookie which is used to identify the users session on the server. The session being an area on the server which can be used to store session state in between http requests.


6 months

Cookie that remembers users' privacy choices.


6 months

Cookie that allows website functionality.


6 months

Cookie that remembers users' privacy choices.


6 months

Cookie that remembers users' privacy choices.

Functional cookies allow our website to remember choices you have made in the past (language, region, login details). These cookies remember your preferences and are used to enhance user experience on the website.  See a list of functional cookies in the table below: 





1 year

Used to remember vimeo settings.


2 months

Used for recaptcha to function.

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). This is so we can obtain statistics of the number of visits, the frequently visited pages, and the journey of visitors through the site. This helps us to optimise the site design. We use this information for our own analysis and not to identify you or for any other use. The Google Analytics cookies used on our site are listed in the table below. 





2 years

Google Analytics. Tells us how you use our websites. Used to ensure the website operates sufficiently for users.


1 minute


24 hours

Google Analytics. Sets a unique (anonymous) ID for your session to help tell us how you use our websites. Used to ensure the website operates sufficiently for users.



1 day

This cookie enables the function of Google Analytics.


Managing Cookies 

Within your browser, you can choose whether you wish to accept cookies or not. Different browsers make different controls available to you, and so we provide links below to popular manufacturers' instructions on how you can do this. Generally, your browser will offer you the choice to accept, refuse or delete cookies at all times, or those from providers that website owners use (third party cookies) or those from specific websites. 

Web Browsing 

By visiting our website, the only personal data you disclose is the IP address you use when accessing our website. The information collected about your visit is limited to technical data such as: 

  1. the Internet address (or IP address) of the device you used to access this website 
  2. whether you reached the site using a search engine or if you clicked a link on another website 
  3. the type of web-browser you used 
  4. the type of device you used to access the Internet. 

We use this data for administrative and statistical purposes as well as to help us improve our website functionality.