Privacy and Cookies

Privacy and Cookies

This privacy notice sets out how the UKCCSRC uses and protects any information that you give when you use our website.

The UKCCSRC is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy notice.

This website and its owners (the UKCCSRC) take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website complies with all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.

The UKCCSRC may update this notice from time to time by updating this page.

1. How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. The file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

The UKCCSRC’s webservers collect anonymous information, like the IP address of your computer, the browser software used, the operating system, access times and pages visited. This information is used to monitor usage and to assess the effectiveness of the website.

In some sections of the UKCCSRC website anonymous data such as browser type or IP address may be used to customise web page content. This information is used in an anonymous form to ensure appropriate and effective delivery of content.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. You should be aware that this may prevent you from taking full advantage of the UKCCSRC’s website. If you are unsure how to do this, use your favourite search engine to look this up using the term ‘declining cookies’ with your browser name, or contact your local IT support for advice.

2. Cookies used on this website

The following is a table of the cookies used on this website.

Analytics Cookies
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our sites. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Further information are available about these cookies here:

Third Party Analytics Cookies
These cookies are used by Share This, which offers a content sharing service

3. Google Analytics

Google Analytics use traffic log cookies to gain information about the use that is made of pages on our website. We use the information from cookies to generate reports on the usage of our website which are used for evaluation and analysis. The purpose is to improve our website by tailoring it to the needs of users. No data specific to any identifiable user is retained.

As a user you can opt out of this process of collecting traffic log data. To do so please visit the following site which provides a browser add-on that enables a user to opt out

4. Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site * you should note that we do not have any control over other websites. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

5. What we collect

In addition to using cookies on our website, we may collect the following information from you when you fill in a form on our website or have contact with us by letter, email, telephone or other means. We will always ask before we collect such information:

Name and job title
Contact information including email address

As a member, we will collect information required for your membership and information that will be made publicly available through our membership directories, or information for office use only will be made clear.

6. What we do with the information we gather

This information helps us to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping
  • We may use the information to improve our services
  • Other purposes which are advised at the point of collection

Network members: Details available if searched or if related to other content but not listed in a directory

Early Career Researchers, Academic and Associate Members: Details listed in respective members’ directory

7. Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. Security measures are in place to protect against loss, misuse or alteration of information collected from you, including measures to prevent, as far as possible, access to the UKCCSRC’s databases by parties other than UKCCSRC.

8. Controlling your personal information

As a member, any personal information we hold about you can be accessed once you log into the website and view your own profile. You are responsible for ensuring that the information we have for you is up to date.

As a non-member, we do not hold any personal information about you beyond what you provide when contacting us through enquiry forms online. If you have any queries regarding this policy, please contact the UKCCSRC on