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Why the AHRC uses cookies

​The AHRC uses cookies to provide you with personalised website features and collect anonymous visitor statistics using Google Analytics. You can disable cookies if you wish to do so by clicking Opt Out. You can opt in at a later time if you change your mind.

 

Cookies used by this website

The AHRC uses the following cookies on this site. If you choose to opt out, these cookies will not be used during your visit and the features associated with them will not work. If you do not opt out you are signalling your consent for the AHRC to store these cookies on your computer and to collect statistical data about you (as described in the Google Analytics subheading, below).


Cookie name: 'AHRCtextsize'

    • Purpose: If you increase or decrease the font size using the links at the top of the page, this cookie remembers your selection as you move round the site and when you visit again.
    • Benefit: To remember the selection of font size chosen by you when browsing the site.
    • Data stored by the cookie: A number between 1 and 3 indicating the font size to use throughout the site.
    • Duration of cookie: 1 month.


Cookie name: 'ahrc-funded-basket'

    • Purpose: To save any funding opportunities or funded research pages into a 'basket' that is shown in those areas of the site.
    • Benefit: To remember selections made by you when looking at funding opportunities and funded research items on the site.
    • Data stored by the cookie: A unique ID of letters and numbers to identify your selections.
    • Duration of cookie: 10 years.


Cookie name: 'ahrc-cookie-opt-out'

    • Purpose: To remember if you have opted out of any other AHRC-related cookies being stored on your computer.
    • Benefit: Prevents and other personalisation cookies from being added.
    • Data stored by the cookie: Value of 'Y' when you opt out.
    • Duration of cookie: 10 years.


Cookie name: 'Google Analytics'

    • Purpose: Used by Google Analytics to track usage statistics on the site (this is anonymous).
    • Data collected: the IP address from which you access the site, the operating system and type of browser that you use to access the site, the data and time that you access the site, the pages that you visit, and the items that you download.
    • Benefit: Allows the AHRC to track usage statistics on the site, with a view to improving services, information provision, and website functionality.
    • Data stored by the cookie: A list of numbers, e.g. 33158894.1.10.1338370471
    • Duration of cookie: 2 years.


Cookie name: 'Login page remember me'

    • Purpose: If you log-in to the site it remembers that you are logged in. (This only applies to Peer Review College members who have access to the Members' area of the site).
    • Benefit: To allow you to be remembered by the log-in functionality of the site.
    • Data stored by the cookie: Encrypted data remembering a person's log-in information.
    • Duration of cookie: Unlimited.


Personal information

The AHRC does not make your personal information available to third parties, and will only include you on its mailing lists at your request.

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Telephone: 01793 41 6000

Email: enquiries@ahrc.ac.uk

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