Cookie policy

When you visit some pages on this website, your computer may be issued with a small file – a ‘cookie’. A cookie is a piece of information in the form of a very small text file that is placed on the hard drive of your computer. The information the cookie contains is set by the server (this website) and it can be used by that server whenever you visit this website. The server uses cookies to recognise your browser session if you visit multiple pages during your interaction with this website.

You can set your browser to refuse cookies or warn you before accepting them. However, some parts of this website may not function properly without accepting cookies. AboutCookies.org gives some helpful information about how to adjust your browser settings in relation to cookies.

Session cookies

The BRC website may set session cookies. Session cookies allow websites to remember information from page to page so the user does not have to input that information more than once.

The BRC website uses CampusPress software to manage site content and CampusPress uses Session Cookies to keep users logged in. Without Session Cookies, the user would need to keep logging in when working on their site on the CampusPress Network. This only applies to editors, authors and administrators of the site. https://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Cookies.

Session cookies will normally be deleted by your browser when the browser is closed and do not collect any personal information.

Analytic cookies

We may use Google Analytics on this website, which also place cookies on your computer. The information generated by these cookies about your use of this website will be transmitted to and stored by Google. This helps us better identify the use and popularity of our services and how successfully the website is functioning. If you do not wish us to do this, you can opt out of the Analytics service by installing an extension for your browser. Alternatively you can delete/restrict the cookies as for any other cookie.

The BRC will not use the statistical analytics tools to track or to collect personally identifiable information of visitors to this website. The BRC will not associate any data gathered with any personally identifying information from any source as part of our use of the statistical analytics tools.

External web services

When you visit this website you may notice some cookies that are not related to the BRC. We use a number of external web services on the BRC site, mostly to display content within our web pages. For example, to display videos we use YouTube.

We cannot prevent these sites, or external domains, from collecting information on your usage of this embedded content. If you are not logged in to these external services then they will not know who you are but are likely to gather anonymous usage information eg number of views, plays, loads etc.

You should check the respective privacy and cookie policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information.

Further information

For any further information in relation to this policy, please contact: data-protection@bristol.ac.uk or InformationGovernance@UHBristol.nhs.uk.