When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your computer or mobile phone. These small text files are known as cookies. The type of cookies placed by the Rhodes House website collect information about how visitors use the website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore is anonymous. The information is only used to improve how our website works. 

You can find more information about cookies at: www.aboutcookies.org or www.youronlinechoices.eu.

By using the Rhodes House website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device. 

Our use of performance cookies

Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage. This to ensure that the service is available when you want it and fast. Below is a list of the cookies downloaded to your device from our website through our use of Google Analytics. 

Name: _utma
Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: 2 years

Name: _utmb
Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: 30 minutes

Name: _utmc
Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: when user exits browser

Name: _utmz
Typical content: randomly generated number + info on how the site was reached (e.g. directly or via a link, organic search or paid search)
Expires: 6 months 

For more information about Google Analytics, visit the Google Analytics website. 

Removing and disabling cookies 

If you do not wish to accept cookies onto your machine you can disable them by adjusting the settings on your browser. Please be advised that this will affect the functionality of the websites you visit.

Personal data 

By submitting your email address for subscription to our e-News, you acknowledge that you allow us to use tracking to monitor and improve your email experience. The Rhodes House website will never capture or store personal data (i.e. information that could identify you) from any visitor to our website or e-News subscriber. 

This Cookies policy only covers the Rhodes House website at http://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/. It does not cover links within this site to other websites.