What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that is sent to your browser and stored on the hard drive of your computer or internet-enabled device when you visit a website. Cookies can do a number of things such as remember your preferences and count the number of people looking at a website.
Examples of how cookies are used on the Website:
- Strictly necessary cookies – These are cookies that are required for the operation of a website, essential to enable you to move around the site and use its features.
- Analytical/performance cookies – These cookies collect information in an anonymous form about how visitors use a website. They recognise and count the number of visitors to see how visitors use the website.
- Functionality cookies – These cookies are used to recognise the user when they return to the website. This enables personalising content and remembering user preferences.
More information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them and their expiry periods:
- JSESSIONID – Purpose: used to provide an id for users who are not currently logged in using the unique id for the session Data stored: information about the session; contains no personal information Expiry: when session has ended Further information: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javaee/servlet/index.html
- attempt – Purpose: used to record the number of times a user has attempted any question Data stored: integer; contains no personal information Expiry: when session has ended Further information: Helps to provide a helpful message which suggests a user should log in to the system
You may block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you set your browser settings to block all cookies including essential cookies you may not be able to access all or parts of our Website.
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The Website may have pages with embedded content from third parties such as social media sites, e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Flickr or YouTube. Cookies generated by those websites are subject to their own privacy policies and are outside the control of the Project, the Cambridge University Engineering Department and the University of Cambridge. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data or use these websites.
Access to personal information
For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998, the "Data Controller" for the processing of data collected by this Website is the University of Cambridge, and the point of subject access requests is the University Data Protection Officer (The Old Schools, Trinity Lane,Cambridge CB2 1TN, tel. 01223 332320, fax 01223 332332, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.