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What cookies does this site use?
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|We use a number of tools that monitor visitor behaviour on our website to help us improve our performance in provision of information and services. These cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited.|
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Cookies set by third party sites
The Interactive Content Team use a number of suppliers who also set cookies on Interactive Content Team websites on its behalf in order to deliver the services that they are providing. If you would like more information about the cookies used by these suppliers, as well as information on how to opt-out, please see their individual privacy policies listed below.
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- Strictly necessary cookies
- Performance cookies
- Functionality cookies
- 3rd party cookies
- Strictly necessary cookies (or ‘Essential cookies’)
- Some cookies we place on your browser ensure that the University website delivers you information and services securely and optimally. You must accept these cookies to be able to make use of our online systems.
- Performance cookies (or ‘Cookies monitoring website use’)
- We use a number of tools that monitor visitor behaviour on our website to help us improve our performance in provision of information and services. These cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited.e.g. Google Analytics, Piwik…
- Functionality cookies
- These are cookies that are not essential, but enhance your use of our website. They remember choices you make to enhance your experience of our site. For example: text size preferences.
- 3rd party cookies (or Third party cookies)
- Some University pages use third party services or software, such as maps, online videos or social networking features. Many of these services may set cookies in your browser in accordance with their own privacy policies, although many can be blocked by you without impact on your experience. The University of Edinburgh has no control over these cookies.e.g. Google Maps, YouTube, Disqus, Issuu, SlideShare, Google Analytics…
How can I disable or delete cookies?
You can choose to allow, block, or delete cookies installed in your computer by adjusting the settings of the web browser you use. But doing so might limit your ability to visit certain parts of the website or take advantage of some of our services.
For more information on how to manage cookies on the browser you use, please see the instructions below:
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