Cookie Policy

The purpose of this policy

This policy is to explain to users of this website ( how cookies are used on the site, the options for controlling the use of cookies and what cookies are used.

Definitions of terms used in this policy

Cookie - cookies are small files that are placed on your computer by the websites that you visit. They are be used by websites to make a user's experience more efficient. Essential cookies help the website to function properly whereas additional cookies are commonly used for tracking and analytics purposes, remembering your details or settings, and to keep you logged in to an account.

We/us/our - refers to the Babraham Institute, the owner of this website. The Institute is registered as a charity (Registered Charity No. 1053902) and a company limited by guarantee (registered in England and Wales No. 3011737, VAT No. GB 915 7864 89).

First party cookie – this is a cookie that is controlled by us.

Third party cookie – this is a cookie provided by a third party e.g. Google Analytics, for which we have no control over

Session cookies – if a cookie does not contain an expiration date, it is considered a session cookie. Session cookies are stored in memory and never written to disk. When the browser closes, the cookie is permanently lost from this point on.

Persistent cookies – these cookies stay in one of your browser's subfolders until you delete them manually or your browser deletes them based on the duration period contained within the persistent cookie's file.

Personal data – is any information which can directly or indirectly identify a living person.

How we use cookies

Like most interactive websites our site uses cookies to enable us to retrieve user details for each visit. The law states that we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site. For all other types of cookies we need your permission.

Cookie types

This site uses different types of cookies. First party cookies are cookies that are controlled by us. Some cookies are provided by third parties in relation to elements that appear on our pages. The table below lists the cookies we use on our site and their purpose using the following categories. You can control whether you want to accept the use of these cookies via the cookie consent options on the website.

Necessary cookies – These cookies are necessary for the operation of our site. They don’t access or store any personal data. Our website cannot function without these cookies so they are switched on by default. You can manage cookie settings in your browser as outlined in the section below: Utilising browser settings to manage cookies.

Preference cookies – Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in. They enable us to remember preferences you may have set on your last visit.

Statistic cookies – Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

Marketing cookies – Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. These cookies allow us to provide personalised and relevant services or advertising to our visitors, and to assess the effectiveness of our digital marketing activities. We mainly use these cookies to enable third party ‘plug-ins’ like social media sharing and like buttons. They also enable us to play video content.

Unclassified cookies – Unclassified cookies are cookies that we are in the process of classifying, together with the providers of individual cookies.

Consent status and changing cookie preferences

You can at any time change or withdraw your consent using either the cookie management icon shown in the bottom left corner or using the ‘Change your consent’ link below which opens the cookie consent options banner. Please state your consent ID and date if you contact us regarding your consent.

Utilising browser settings to manage 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 encounter issues with certain parts of our site.

You can find out more information about cookies and browser controls from the ICO website and we recommend visiting your browser help section to find out more about managing cookies.

You may also wish to visit for comprehensive information on how to block cookies on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.

Do not track me!

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

Managing statistic cookies

You can opt out of anonymous tracking from third party analytics cookies by clicking on the links of our service providers here:

Google Analytics:

Have questions?

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Cookies Declaration