Cookie Policy


This cookie policy explains how we, CELCIS at the University of Strathclyde, use cookies and similar technologies on this website, and how you can control the cookies used here.

By using this website you are agreeing to the use of cookies and the terms of this policy.

Cookies will be issued by default when you visit this website unless you have already configured your browser or a blocking tool to refuse them.

Read our Privacy notice to learn more about the information we may collect and your rights under data protection legislation.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are downloaded onto a computer or device when someone visits a website. Cookies are very widely used and help websites remember information about your preferences and interests.

Cookies make websites easier to use by remembering things like login details, display settings, and if products have been added to an online shopping basket.

Cookies can be set by the owners of a website (first party), and also by other websites (third party) who provide specific functions. A third party cookie could be set by playing an embedded YouTube video for example.

You can manage cookies and even disable them completely, but by doing this you probably won’t be able to access all the useful parts of a website.

Why do we use cookies?

Like the majority of websites, we use cookies to improve our site and enhance your experience.

We do not use cookies (or similar technologies) to learn anything about you as an individual or to personally identify you. The only thing we can “see” from the use of cookies is your IP address, which is very standard for devices connected to the internet.

If we didn’t use cookies, this website wouldn’t work in the way you would expect. Browsing the site would take longer, you wouldn’t be able to view all the content on the site, and we would be less clear about how to make changes that all users benefit from.

Cookies help us:

  • Provide a website that works the way you expect
  • Remember your preferences between visits
  • Improve the speed and security of the site
  • Remember the order in your shopping basket
  • Make logging in to your account quicker and easier
  • Discover the web pages people like to visit
  • Give you access to information on social media
  • Improve your overall website experience

What cookies do we use?

First party cookies

These are generally cookies set by a website you visit directly, which in this case is CELCIS. First party cookies help you move around the pages of our website and use its features.

Third party cookies

These are cookies typically set by another website which provides a specific function on our website that we think will make your visit easier, more secure, and more interesting.

Third party cookies may also be used for marketing purposes and provide you with advertising tailored to your interests if you later visit a different website. You can avoid this by blocking or deleting third party cookies.

Session cookies

These cookies last for the duration that you browse a website. Session cookies are often considered to be ‘necessary’ or ‘essential’ for the smooth running of a site. When you leave or close your browser, our session cookies should automatically be deleted from your computer or device.

Persistent cookies

A persistent cookie exists on a computer or device until a future date. Our persistent cookies may be set to expire in days, months, or years. These cookies will remember your settings to make return visits easier. You can clear persistent cookies using your web browser.

Analytics cookies

Analytic cookies help us understand what web pages are popular and how users navigate our site.

We use Google Analytics to discover what pages of our website are visited and how often. The information from these cookies is anonymous and helps us see general patterns in how our site is used.        

Opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites

Manage cookies

Your internet browser on a PC or laptop should have settings that let you manage cookies, giving you the ability to block and delete them. However, doing this could affect how well a website functions and may result in you having limited access to information and services.

Smartphone and tablet users can also manage cookies through web browsers. Every browser is different and some may offer more levels of control than others.

Below are links to cookie control pages from popular browsers

If your browser is not listed here, try searching for the manufacturer’s documentation on cookies or visit your browser’s settings where a range of controls will be listed.

You can also manage cookies by using browser plugins, add-ons, and extensions. You should make sure you are using the latest version of your internet browser, then search for a cookie management tool in your chosen browser’s web store.

It’s also possible to browse the internet without storing any data on your device by using a browser’s ‘private’ or ‘incognito’ mode.

Learn how to disable cookies on different browsers and operating systems

Will the cookies on this website change?

If there’s a way to further improve your experience when visiting this website in future, we may install or use new elements. This could result in changes to the cookies being used.

In the event of this, protecting your privacy and data will remain our top priority.

Please visit this page regularly to keep up to date with any changes.

Contact us

You can email us with any queries, questions, or complaints about cookies at

If you have any concerns with the way CELCIS at the University of Strathclyde has processed your personal data you can contact the Data Protection Officer at

You also have the right to lodge a complaint against the University regarding data protection issues with the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Please contact CELCIS in the first instance so we can provide you with the answers or solutions you may require.

More information on cookies

These websites will give you even more detailed information about cookies.

Information Commissioner’s Office

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