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Cookies are small files which sit on your computer and record specific interactions between you and this website, and in some cases, other websites. This information is sometimes shared with the University of Cambridge, and in other cases, third parties. Below is more detail about the cookies we use, what they record and who the information is shared with. You are of course free to disable cookies.

Functionality lost by disabling cookies or not giving consent

If you disable cookies, or don't opt in to receive them from these sections of our site, some functionality will not be available, namely:

  • the ability to comment on articles
  • the ability to view flickr galleries

Cookies set by us

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Cookies set by third party websites

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Google Analytics We use Google Analytics to see how people use our website. This helps us improve it. The data we have is anonymised. Google’s Privacy Policy

Some other third party cookies may be set by services that appear on our pages. They are set by the operators of that service and are not in our control. They are set by LinkedIn, Facebook, Flickr and YouTube and relate to the ability of users to share content on this site.  You should directly consult the cookies information pages on the websites of those services.

How to disable cookies

Your web browser will have an option you select which will block cookies. Below are links to popular web browsers, and how to block cookies using them.


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