Privacy & Cookies

Introduction (Harwell) is committed to employing best practices in all its activities and you can be assured that protection of privacy and confidentiality is given the highest consideration. This privacy policy tells you what to expect when Harwell collects information about visitors to our website. This privacy policy also tells you how we will deal with any personal information that you provide us with via our website.

Visitors to our Website

When someone visits, we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of our website. We collect this information by using cookies in a way which does not identify anyone. Please see more information about our use of cookies under “Use of Cookies by Harwell”.

We also offer various services to the public via our website. These services could include events, and announcements. We have to hold the details of the people who have requested these services in order to provide them. However, we only use these details to provide the service the person has requested and for other closely related purposes. For example, we might use information about people who have registered for a workshop to carry out a survey to find out if they are happy with the level of service they are receiving. When people do subscribe to our services, they can cancel their subscription at any time by emailing us at

If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and we will explain what we intend to do with it. Any personally identifiable information you give to us will be processed in accordance with the UK Data Protection Act 1998. We will only use the personal information you provide to deliver the services you have requested and for other closely related purposes (as described above). We will not share your personal information with third parties without your consent except where we use third parties to carry out or develop certain services for us. 

Use of Cookies by Harwell

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work (or work more efficiently). Cookies are also used to provide information to the owners of the website. The content of a cookie can only be read by the website which created the cookie. This means that the content of the cookies generated by * cannot be read by a website having a different domain name. 

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse and also allows us to improve our website.

We use the following cookies on our website:

•              Strictly necessary cookies - these are cookies that are required for the operation of our website.

•              Analytical/performance cookies – these are cookies that allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

First-party cookies are cookies that are placed on your computer by Harwell. In the table below, we've listed the first-party cookies that we use, their name, their purpose and where you can find more information about each cookie.

Cookie Name Purpose More information
Harwell Campus website cookie message CookiesDirective This cookie is used to record if a user has seen our cookies disclaimer. It is also used to hide the cookies disclaimer if ‘Continue’ is clicked.

Visit site

Google Analytics __utma This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit to the site from that web browser. Visit site
Google Analytics __utmb  This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with the site. Visit site
Google Analytics __utmc This cookie is used to determine whether or not to establish a new session for the user. Visit site
Google Analytics __utmz This cookie stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach the site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. Visit site

We use third-party websites such as YouTube and Flickr to provide some of the content on our website. Often this content will be embedded material hosted on other websites or the services will be provided by external websites. These third-parties have their own cookies which are controlled by them. Harwell has no control over third-party cookies. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these cookies.

Managing Cookies

Most web browsers allow some control of cookies through the browser settings, but each browser works in a different way. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit

Please note that if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including strictly necessary cookies), you may not be able to access all or parts of the Harwell website.

Links to other Websites

This website contains links to and from third-party websites. This privacy policy does not cover the links within this website linking to other websites and we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit before you submit personal data. Harwell is not responsible for any cookies that may be set by third-party websites that are linked to and from pages on

Complaints or Queries

Harwell tries to meet the highest standards when collecting and using data or personal information. For this reason, we take any complaints we receive about this very seriously. We also welcome any suggestions for improving our procedures.

Any queries, comments or suggestions relating to Harwell’s data collection or use of personal information should be sent to

Please note that this privacy policy was drafted with brevity and clarity in mind. It does not provide exhaustive detail of all aspects of Harwell’s collection and use of data or personal information and we will be happy to provide any additional information or explanation if needed.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review. This privacy policy was last updated on 12th December 2014. 


This is the website of Harwell Campus. The material contained on the web site is provided for general purposes only. We make no warranties or representations about the accuracy, completeness or suitability for any purpose of the content and the material contained on the website.

Although we endeavour to ensure that the content is accurate and up-to-date, users of the web site should seek appropriate advice before proceeding on the basis of any of the information.

To the maximum extent permitted by law, we accept no responsibility for any loss, which may arise from reliance on information contained in this web site or other web sites, which may be linked to our web site from time to time. You agree that we are excluded from all liability of any kind arising from such third party content or information.

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