Privacy notice & cookie usage

Information collected

In general, you may visit the Site without telling us who you are or revealing any personally identifiable information about you. Our servers collect the domain names, operating system in use (e.g., Apple, Windows, Linux) and browser (e.g., Firefox, Internet Explorer). This information is aggregated to measure the number of visits, average time spent on the Site, pages viewed, etc. The University of Oxford uses this information to measure the use of our Site and to improve the content of our Site.

Website Cookies

This website uses a limited number of cookies. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we place on your computer or mobile device if you agree. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of our website, which helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allow us to improve our website.

Types of cookies we use

We use the following types of cookies:

  • strictly necessary cookies – these are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies the services you have asked for, like online application forms, cannot be provided;.
  • performance cookies – these cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how the website works; and
  • functionality cookies – these cookies allow the website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, these cookies can be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of the web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for, such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Specific cookies we use

Cookies may be set either by this website (“first party cookies”), or by a third party website (“third party cookies”). The table(s) below identify the cookies we use and explain the purposes for which they are used.

First Party Cookies

Cookie Name Purpose
WordPress wordpress_test_cookie Used to check whether your web browser is set to allow, or reject cookies. Expire at the end of the browser session.
wordpress_xxxxx Used to store authentication details, and their use is limited to the admin console area. Expire at the end of the browser session.
wordpress_logged_in_xxxxx Used to indicate when you’re logged in, and who you are, for most interface use. Expire at the end of the browser session.
wp-settings-xxxxx
wp-settings-time-xxxxx
Used to customise your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface. Expire after 1 year
Third Party Cookies
Cookie Name Purpose
N/A N/A N/A

More information about cookies can be found in the University’s Cookie Statement.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the content of this page or problems with the accessibility of the website, please contact us at: crafft@ndorms.ox.ac.uk