Privacy & Cookies Policy

Collecting information

Contact forms and preferences

This website does not ask you to provide any personal information, either via forms or preference settings, and thus no personal information is stored on the University of Edinburgh (or other) servers.


We do use cookies and other technologies to improve our service, enable the use of third-party services (like YouTube videos).

Email links

Should you choose to contact us using an email link like those on the contact pages, none of the data that you supply will be stored by this website or passed to / be processed by any third party data processors.

The cookies we use

Some cookies we place on your browser ensure that the website delivers you information and services securely and optimally. These are strictly necessary and you must accept these essential cookies to be able to make use of our online systems.

We also use a number of tools that monitor visitor behaviour on our website to help us improve our information and services.

Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ('Google'), to help us see how our website is used. In doing so information about your use of our website, including your IP address, may be transmitted to Google and stored on servers in the United States. The data collected by Google Analytics is used to analyse how frequently the same people revisit the University website, how the website is found (from advertising or referring websites), and which pages are most frequently viewed. This information is combined with data from thousands of other users to create an overall picture of website use, and is never identified individually or personally and is not linked to any other information stored about you.

Google’s privacy policy is here.

You can opt out of Google Analytics with this browser add-on.

When you leave our website or click on links that lead to external websites, we are unable to control what cookies are set in any way. You will need to set your cookie preferences for those sites as well.

Data Controller and contact details

Information about the Data Controller and designated Data Protection Officer can be found here: