Privacy and Cookie Policy

Somerville College believes in only using website cookies when strictly necessary and will not use cookies for any targeted or advertising purposes. By using the Somerville College website you are agreeing to allow the use of the cookies as defined by the College.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience.

How do I control cookies on my device?

You can find more information on how to delete and control cookies using your browser at: http://www.aboutcookies.org/Default.aspx?page=1.

Cookies used on the following College websites:
www.some.ox.ac.uk:

Our cookies

We have described the main cookies we use and what we use these for below:

Cookie Name – ASP.NET_SessionId
Expires – Session
Purpose – Identfy Session

Cookie Name – __utma
Expires – 2+ years
Purpose – Google Analytics
More Information – Used by Google Analytics. Each unique browser that visits a page on the site is provided with a unique ID via the __utma cookie. In this way, subsequent visits to the website via the same browser are recorded as

Cookie Name – __utmb
Expires – 30 mins
Purpose – Google Analytics
More Information – Google Analytics uses these two cookies to establish a session. If either of these two cookies is absent, further activity by the user initiates the start of a new session.

Cookie Name – __utmc
Expires – Session
Purpose – Google Analytics
More Information – Google Analytics uses these two cookies to establish a session. If either of these two cookies is absent, further activity by the user initiates the start of a new session.

Cookie Name – __utmz
Expires – 6 months
Purpose – Google Analytics
More Information – When visitors reach the site via a search engine result, a direct link, or an ad that links to the page, Google Analytics stores the type of referral information in a cookie. The parameters in the cookie value string are

Third party cookies

Certain cookies are either set by third parties on the Website or these are set by us using the third parties cookie code. More information about cookies placed by third parties and how to restrict or block their cookies can be accessed by following the link to their website..

For Bed & Breakfast Bookings:

Cookie Name – ASP.NET_SessionId
Expires – Session
Purpose – Identfy Session
More Information – Please see Travel Booking Network- Terms and Conditions (Section 23. Use of Cookies) for more details.

Cookie Name – __utma
Expires – 2+ years
Purpose – Google Analytics
More Information – Please see Travel Booking Network- Terms and Conditions (Section 23. Use of Cookies) for more details.

Cookie Name – __utmb
Expires – 30 mins
Purpose – Google Analytics
More Information – Please see Travel Booking Network- Terms and Conditions (Section 23. Use of Cookies) for more details.

Cookie Name – __utmc
Expires – Session
Purpose – Google Analytics
More Information – Please see Travel Booking Network- Terms and Conditions (Section 23. Use of Cookies) for more details.

Cookie Name – __utmz
Expires – 6 months
Purpose – Google Analytics
More Information – Please see Travel Booking Network- Terms and Conditions (Section 23. Use of Cookies) for more details.

Cookie Name – Lang
Expires – 1 year
More Information – Please see Travel Booking Network- Terms and Conditions (Section 23. Use of Cookies) for more details.

Cookie Name – Basketid
Expires – 6 months
More Information – Please see Travel Booking Network- Terms and Conditions (Section 23. Use of Cookies) for more details.

Cookie Name – numbookings
Expires – 6 months
More Information – Please see Travel Booking Network- Terms and Conditions (Section 23. Use of Cookies) for more details.

Cookie Name – partnerid
Expires – 30 days
More Information – Please see Travel Booking Network- Terms and Conditions (Section 23. Use of Cookies) for more details.

www.blogs.some.ox.ac.uk:

Our cookies

We have described the main cookies we use and what we use these for below:

Cookie Name – wp-settings-[UID]
Expires – Session
Purpose – Identfy Session
More Information – WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.

Cookie Name – __utma
Expires – 2+ years
Purpose – Google Analytics
More Information – Used by Google Analytics. Each unique browser that visits a page on the site is provided with a unique ID via the __utma cookie. In this way, subsequent visits to the website via the same browser are recorded as

Cookie Name – __utmb
Expires – 30 mins
Purpose – Google Analytics
More Information – Google Analytics uses these two cookies to establish a session. If either of these two cookies is absent, further activity by the user initiates the start of a new session.

Cookie Name – __utmc
Expires – Session
Purpose – Google Analytics
More Information – Google Analytics uses these two cookies to establish a session. If either of these two cookies is absent, further activity by the user initiates the start of a new session.

Cookie Name – __utmz
Expires – 6 months
Purpose – Google Analytics
More Information – When visitors reach the site via a search engine result, a direct link, or an ad that links to the page, Google Analytics stores the type of referral information in a cookie. The parameters in the cookie value string are

Cookie Name – wp-settings-time-[UID]
Purpose – Identify Session
More Information – WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.

Cookie Name – wordepress_test_cookie
Expires – session
Purpose – Identify Session
More Information – This cookie is set by our content management system on a small number of browsers. It is not used by blogs.some.ox.ac.uk for any purpose. This cookie is deleted when a user closes their browser

Cookie Name – comment_author
Expires – Less than 1 Year
Purpose – Identify Session
More Information – When visitors comment on your blog, they too get cookies stored on their computer. This is purely a convenience, so that the visitor won’t need to re-type all their information again when they want to leave another comment

Cookie Name – comment_author_email
Expires – Less Than 1 Year
Purpose – Identify Session
More Information – When visitors comment on your blog, they too get cookies stored on their computer. This is purely a convenience, so that the visitor won’t need to re-type all their information again when they want to leave another comment

Cookie Name – comment_author_url
Expires – Less Than 1 Year
Purpose – Identify Session
More Information – When visitors comment on your blog, they too get cookies stored on their computer. This is purely a convenience, so that the visitor won’t need to re-type all their information again when they want to leave another comment

Third party cookies

Certain cookies are either set by third parties on the Website or these are set by us using the third parties cookie code. More information about cookies placed by third parties and how to restrict or block their cookies can be accessed by following the link to their website..

Used By Facebook:
Cookie Name – datr
Expires – 2 Years
Purpose – Identfy Session
More Information – used for tracking purposes. “We set the datr cookie when a web browser accesses facebook.com (except social plugin iframes), and the cookie helps us identify suspicious login activity and keep users safe. For instance, we use it to flag questionable activity like failed login attempts and attempts to create multiple spam accounts

Cookie Name – lu
Expires – 2 years
Purpose – Identify Session
More Information – helps protect people using public computers. The data it contains is used to make subtle changes to the login form, such as prefilling your email address and unchecking the Keep me logged in option if we detect multiple users signing in with the same browser. If you log out, this cookie does not contain your user id and Facebook will not prefill the email field.

Cookie Name – c_user
Expires – Set by User/Up to 30 Days
Purpose – Identify Session
More Information – This contains the user ID of the currently logged in visitor. The lifetime of this cookie is dependent on the status of the “keep me logged in” checkbox. If the checkbox is set, the cookie expires after 30 days of inactivity, otherwise the cookie is a session cookie and will therefore be cleared when the browser exits

Cookie Name – xs
Expires – Set by User/Up to 30 Days
Purpose – Identify Session
More Information – This contains the session number, a session secret and an optional “secure” flag (if visitor has enabled secure browsing feature). The lifetime is the same as c_user

Cookie Name – p
Expires – End of Session
Purpose – Identify Session
More Information – Cookies are small pieces of data that we store on your computer, mobile phone or another device to make Facebook easier to use, make our advertising better and to protect you (and Facebook). For example, we may use them to know you are logged in to Facebook, to help you use social plugins and share buttons or to know when you are interacting with our advertising or Platform partners. We may also ask advertisers to serve adverts to computers, mobile phones or other devices with a cookie placed by Facebook (although we would not share any other information with that advertiser). Most companies on the web use cookies (or similar technological methods), including our advertising and Platform partners. You can always remove or block cookies (such as by using the settings in your browser), but it may affect your ability to use Facebook

Cookie Name – Presence
Expires – End Of session
Purpose – Identify Session
More Information – Cookies are small pieces of data that we store on your computer, mobile phone or another device to make Facebook easier to use, make our advertising better and to protect you (and Facebook). For example, we may use them to know you are logged in to Facebook, to help you use social plugins and share buttons or to know when you are interacting with our advertising or Platform partners. We may also ask advertisers to serve adverts to computers, mobile phones or other devices with a cookie placed by Facebook (although we would not share any other information with that advertiser). Most companies on the web use cookies (or similar technological methods), including our advertising and Platform partners. You can always remove or block cookies (such as by using the settings in your browser), but it may affect your ability to use Facebook

Cookie Name – act
Purpose – Analytics
More Information – helps Facebook monitor site performance

Used By Google:

Cookie Name – pref
Expires – 18 Months
Purpose – Identfy Session
More Information – We offer location based services. If you use these services we may receive information about your location, or information that can be used to approximate a location. We only use this to tailor the service to provide information relevant to your current position. We never use this information to identify you, or share this information with anyone else. These services use Google Location Services to determine your latitude and longitude against our mapped data. For more information about the information used by Google see the Google Privacy Policy

Cookie Name – nid
Expires – 10 Years
Purpose – Identfy Session
More Information – We offer location based services. If you use these services we may receive information about your location, or information that can be used to approximate a location. We only use this to tailor the service to provide information relevant to your current position. We never use this information to identify you, or share this information with anyone else. These services use Google Location Services to determine your latitude and longitude against our mapped data. For more information about the information used by Google see the Google Privacy Policy

www.somerville-college.org:

Our cookies

We have described the main cookies we use and what we use these for below:

Used By Google:

Cookie Name – asp.net_sessionid
Expires – End of Session
Purpose – Identfy Session
More Information – ASP.NET issues a cookie called ASP.NET_SessionId. This cookie contains the user’s session ID and the cookie will expire at the end of the session (when you close your browser). This cookie does not store personal data about you.

Cookie Name – .aspxauth
Expires – Session
Purpose – Identfy Session
More Information – The ASPXAUTH cookie is used when accessing Microsites that require username and password authentication. This cookie determines that a user is logged in. When the user logs out of the app, this cookie is removed from the browser.
shoppingcartcookieid Session Identfy Session Used to remember what you have in your shopping cart

Cookie Name – __utma
Expires – 2+ years
Purpose – Google Analytics
More Information – Used by Google Analytics. Each unique browser that visits a page on the site is provided with a unique ID via the __utma cookie. In this way, subsequent visits to the website via the same browser are recorded as

Cookie Name – __utmb
Expires – 30 mins
Purpose – Google Analytics
More Information – Google Analytics uses these two cookies to establish a session. If either of these two cookies is absent, further activity by the user initiates the start of a new session.

Cookie Name – __utmc
Expires – Session
Purpose – Google Analytics
More Information – Google Analytics uses these two cookies to establish a session. If either of these two cookies is absent, further activity by the user initiates the start of a new session.

Cookie Name – __utmz
Expires – 6 months
Purpose – Google Analytics
More Information – When visitors reach the site via a search engine result, a direct link, or an ad that links to the page, Google Analytics stores the type of referral information in a cookie. The parameters in the cookie value string are

Please see the following summary on the role of the category of cookies used on the College website. The categories listed below come from the guidelines in the ICC UK Cookie guide.