Privacy and cookies

What are cookies?

"A cookie is a small file, typically of letters and numbers, downloaded on to a device when a user accesses certain websites. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user's device. The use of cookies and similar technologies has for some time been commonplace and cookies in particular are important in the provision of many online services." (Guidance on the rules on use of cookies and similar technologies, is on the ICO website).

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: 'JSESSIONID'

  • Purpose: Used to maintain an anonymous user session by the server.
  • Data stored by the cookie: A alphanumerical unique identifier.
  • Duration of cookie: At end of session (when you close your browser)

Cookie name: 'MOBILEFORMAT'

  • Purpose: Used to determine whether or not to show the mobile format of the website.
  • Data stored by the cookie: True/False.
  • Duration of cookie: At end of session (when you close your browser)

Cookie name: 'ORIGINALURLTOKEN'

  • Purpose: Used to anonymously track sessions within the website.
  • Data stored by the cookie: Unique numerical identifier.
  • Duration of cookie: 30 years.

Cookie name: 'cfid'

  • Purpose: Used in conjunction with cftoken this cookie helps to uniquely identify a client device (browser) to enable the site to maintain user session variables.
  • Data stored by the cookie: Unique numerical identifier.
  • Duration of cookie: 30 years.

Cookie name: 'cftoken'

  • Purpose: Used in conjunction with cfid this cookie helps to uniquely identify a client device (browser) to enable the site to maintain user session variables.
  • Data stored by the cookie: Unique numerical identifier.
  • Duration of cookie: 30 years.

Cookie name: 'cookieNotificationDisplayed'

  • Purpose: To remember if you have opted out of any other AHRC-related cookies being stored on your computer.
  • Benefit: Prevents any other personalisation cookies from being added.
  • Data stored by the cookie: Value of '1' when you opt it.
  • Duration of cookie: 1 year.

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.

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.

Contacts

Website enquiries

For website enquires please use:
Telephone: 01793 41 6000
Email: communications@ahrc.ac.uk

General enquiries

For general enquiries please use:
Telephone: 01793 41 6000
Email: enquiries@ahrc.ac.uk