At Churchill College the online services we provide involve placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, your computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. These pieces of information are used to improve services for you. They cannot be used to identify you personally.
The web server is the computer that the website sits on. When you click on a link to go to a web page then you send requests to the server for that page, and requests for the files associated with it (like the image files in the page). The server keeps a log of all these requests and records other information such as the time and date of each request. It also registers whether the requested files could be found on the server.
This information is useful for us because it tells us how popular certain parts of the site are, and whether there is a problem with broken links (files not found). The logs do not identify individual users, and we do not try in any way to identify users through correlating the log files with other data.
First Party: these are our own cookies, controlled by us and used to provide information about usage of our site.
Third Party: these are cookies found in other companies' internet tools which we are using to enhance our site, for example Facebook or Twitter have their own cookies, which are controlled by them.
Google Analytic Cookies: these cookies have already been set on your computer. We use Google Analytics to collect useful information about how visitors use the College websites. We set cookies on a visitor's computer to achieve this. The cookies are called _utma, _utmb, _utmc and _utmz. All data collected by this method is anonymous, and a visitor's IP address is not reported to Google.
For more information about privacy and cookies: http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/guides/about-cookies
To learn about how to delete cookies: http://www.aboutcookies.org/Default.aspx?page=2
For more information about Google Analytics and privacy: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html
To opt out of Google analytics: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB