Life Sciences Research for Lifelong Health

Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. When services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information (cookies) on your device, for example, your computer or mobile. When you revisit the website later, or visit a different webpage, a copy of the cookie file is sent to the website. Cookies cannot be used to identify you personally.

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How do we use them?

Like most interactive web sites this website uses cookies to enable us to retrieve user details for each visit. These pieces of information are used to improve services for you, for example, by:
  • measuring how many people are using our services, so they can be made easier to use and to ensure there is enough capacity
  • analysing anonymised data to help us understand how people interact with our services so we can make them better.

Why are cookies used?

Cookies are a convenient way to carry information from one session on a website to another, or between sessions on related websites, without having to burden a server machine with massive amounts of data storage. Storing the data on the server without using cookies would also be problematic because it would be difficult to retrieve a particular user's information without requiring a login on each visit to the website.

What cookies do you have and why?

Here is the table of cookies we use on our site. This website contains links to and from third-party sites. This policy only covers use of cookies on this site. You should consult privacy and cookie policies on third-party sites before you submit any personal data. The Babraham Institute is not responsible for any cookies that may be set by third party websites that are linked to from pages on
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Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are essential to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, our website won’t work properly.

Performance Cookies

These cookies collect information about how you use our website, for instance, which pages you visit most often and if you get any error messages from those pages. Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage. This is to ensure that we provide a fast service that is available when you want it. You may wish to visit Google’s Privacy Center.

Functionality Cookies

These cookies allow us to remember the choices you make and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of our web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as watching a video or commenting. 

Advertising or Tracking Cookies

The cookies show us where you saw the advert; help us measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns; and limit the number of times you see an advert.

Social media cookies

The Babraham Institute has a Twitter account (@BabrahamInst) and a Facebook page ( Both Twitter and Facebook use cookie technology. For more information, please see the Twitter Privacy Policy and Facebook Data Use Policy. We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.

There is an unlisted cookie here?

As our website uses a content management system and added third-party plugins it can sometimes be difficult for us to notice every single cookie being used, especially after software updates.
If you do notice a cookie that slips past us or have a question about cookies then please contact us.

How can I disable or block cookies?

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you visit our site. We recommend visiting your browser help section to find out more about managing cookies.
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Third party cookies opt-out

Some cookies are used and provided by third-party sources. While we might not use all of them, here are the main links you can use to opt-out should you wish.

Do not track me!

Do not track is an up and coming feature in web browsers which allows you to tell websites that you do not want to be tracked. While not all websites currently use this you can find out more how to set it up on your browser from the following websites.