Privacy policy

Churchill College Privacy Policy


This page explains how and why we collect, and use, your personal information when you visit Churchill College website ( Please read this document in conjunction with the Churchill College Data Protection Statement for Website users.

Who will process my personal information on this website?

When you view or use, or any website within the College’s domain ( that has referred you to this privacy notice, Churchill College (‘we’, ‘us’ and ‘the College) is the data controller.

This notice applies to the use of your personal information (also known as ‘personal data’) by the Churchill College, when you view or use a website within the College’s domain.

If you follow a link from this website to another website, we recommend that you read the privacy policy on that website to find out what it does with your information.

What personal information is collected from this website and why?

For site security and performance

When you visit our website, we use cookies and page-tagging techniques to collect the request made by your browser to the server hosting the website. This includes your IP address, the date and time of connection, the version of the web browser you are using, and the page you ask for.

We use this information to ensure the security of our websites and we delete it after a maximum of two years. We may need to use and disclose it as necessary in the event of a security concern or incident.

To improve our service to you

When you visit our website, we use the third-party Google Analytics service to collect standard internet log information, which includes your IP address. We do this to find out how visitors use our website and to improve its usability. The data is anonymised before it is stored and before we see or use it for analytics processing. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our site. If you have sent a ‘do not track’ request from your web browser, we will respect it and will not collect analytics data.  For more information about how Google Analytics uses this information, please see the Google privacy policy.

To deliver services to you

In some instances on our website, we use a plugin called Gravity Forms to collect information, such as event booking details for graduation. Our website stores the information you provide in order that we can process your booking, or update your records with new information, such as mailing preferences or change of address. This information is held securely and deleted after a maximum of three months.

To remember marketing preferences

Third-party services that we embed on some of our webpages – such as Instagram feeds, Twitter feeds and YouTube videos – may set cookies to measure how you use their services and record what advertising you see during your use of their service. This will only happen if you opt-in to receiving ‘Social marketing preferences’ cookies or interact with the embedded content.

What should you expect to happen with the information?

We are committed to respecting the information you trust us with and to making sure that we keep it safe. Our websites collect very little personal information and we use it in ways that are compatible with your individual rights and freedoms.

The use of your personal information in the ways described above is necessary for the legitimate interests of the College in operating and improving its websites, analysing their use and ensuring their security, or is carried out with your consent when you accept certain cookies.

Where we do need to collect any additional personal data not listed above via our website, you will be told at that time about the use we will make of that information. For example, you may need to complete an online form in order for us to send you newsletters or to book to attend a College event.

Our services are not designed for, or intentionally targeted at, children 13 years of age or younger. We do not intentionally collect or maintain data about anyone under the age of 13.

Transferring your information outside the United Kingdom or European Economic Area (EEA)

We may need to transfer your personal information outside of the UK or EEA in order to provide you with the services and products you require or as necessary for our legitimate interests. This will most likely occur when our third-party providers are based outside the EEA. Any such transfers are carried out with appropriate safeguards in place to ensure the confidentiality and security of your personal information.

How do I get further information?

For full details of how we use cookies on our website, including those that do not collect personal data, please see our cookie notice below.

For more information about how we handle your personal information, for contact details and to understand your rights under data protection legislation, please read this document in conjunction with the Churchill College Data Protection Statement for Website Users.



Cookie Notice

The core pages of are managed by the Communications Team and Computing Department, and from time to time will set cookies on your computer (either because they are necessary to make the site work and keep it secure, or if you give your consent). The core pages mostly begin but also include: (Churchill Archives Centre) (Churchill College Conferencing) (Churchill College JCR) (Churchill College MCR) (Churchill College SCR)


Cookies are small text files that sit on your computer and record specific interactions between you and this website, and in some cases, other websites. This information is shared within Churchill College, and in limited cases, with third parties. Below is more detail about the cookies we use, what they record and with whom the information is shared.

List of cookies

Necessary cookies

Necessary cookies maintain the security of our website’s connection to you. They also make our site work. They always need to be on.

NameUsed byDescriptionMore information
mod_auth_openidcChurchill College, University of CambridgeWe use Raven authentication to restrict access to certain content to certain user roles. This is a service provided by the University of CambridgeUniversity IT and facilities service privacy policy
stripe_midChurchill College, StripeOur website integrates with Stripe to take secure payment for services and products available to purchase through our website.Stripe Privacy Policy
NSC_QH-PMYChurchill College, Raiser’s Edge NXT (Blackbaud)Our website integrates with Raiser’s Edge NXT fundraising forms which allow for donations to be made and payments taken through our website. It also integrates with our Raiser’s Edge donor database. Raiser’s Edge is part of the Blackbaud group. Our Alumni team manage alumni subscriptions through our website, which integrates with our Raiser’s Edge NXT alumni and donor database. Blackbaud privacy policy
moove_gdpr_popupChurchill CollegeMoove GDPR plugin: Uses a cookie to only show new users cookie popup
Wfwaf*Churchill CollegeWordfence: used for CMS securityWordfence privacy policy
wordpress_Churchill CollegeWordpress: Functional Wordpress cookies served by Wordpress website platformWordpress privacy policy
wpe-authChurchill CollegeWP Engine: Functional host cookieWPEngine privacy policy

Site usage measurement cookies

As a College, our focus is on learning. Site usage measurement cookies allow us to analyse anonymised navigation patterns, to learn how people use our website and to make it better. Our site will not load Google Analytics’ cookies if you have the ‘Do not track’ setting enabled in your browser.

NameUsed byDescriptionMore information
_ga* , _gat* , _gidChurchill College, Google Inc (Google Analytics service)We use Google Analytics to understand how users are navigating our website, see how often content we publish is used and to test changes to improve the user experience. Your IP address is anonymised.Google’s privacy policy
_hjChurchill College, The 360 ViewThe360View provide embedded 360 virtual tours. The cookies measure how often the video is served on a page and played.360 View privacy policy

Social marketing preferences

Social marketing preference cookies on our site connect to third-party providers such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. These cookies will be set when you take an action such as watching an embedded video. Data will be passed back to the third-party provider, allowing that organisation to record how you use their service on our site and show you relevant content, including advertising, when you pass onto their site. Unless you opt-in to receive this type of cookie or interact with the embedded content, we will not set these cookies on your device and you may not be able to use the functionality described.

NameUsed byDescriptionMore information
Csrftoken, ig_cb, midInstagram Inc, part of Facebook IncPhotography from the Churchill College’s official Instagram account may appear on selected web pages. Where an Instagram post does feature embedded on our website, Instagram uses cookies to: show you related and relevant content, improve your experience, and help protect Instagram and its users.Instagram’s privacy policy
_ga guest_id lang personalization_id eu_cnTwitter IncEmbedded Twitter feeds may appear on selected web pages. Where a feed is present, Twitter uses both session cookies and persistent cookies to understand how you interact with its services, to monitor aggregate usage patterns, and to personalise and otherwise operate its services. Its use of cookies is also for the provision of account security, personalisation of the content it shows you including advertisements, and to remember your language preferences.Twitter’s privacy notice
CONSENT IDE GPS YSC VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE 1P JARYouTube LLC, part of Google IncYouTube embedded video may appear on selected web pages. Where it is present, Google uses cookies: to deliver the service (YouTube), to ensure that its services are working as intended, and to make improvements to its services.Google’s privacy policy YouTube's terms of service

How to disable cookies

Your web browser will have an option you may select that will block cookies. Below are links to information about popular web browsers and how to block cookies using them.


Google Chrome

Microsoft Edge


Other web browsers – see the Information Commissioner’s Office’s website


Page last updated: 30 March 2023