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The Department of Chemistry website servers use sesssion cookies to track temporary visitors to the web site. The webservers are MS Windows Internet Information Servers (IIS) using ASP.Net and ASP software to provide most of the dynamic webpages on this website. The webservers may create a session cookie called ASPSESSIONIDCAACDBSD or ASP.NET_SessionId, the cookie contains a session ID which is a mechanism for distinguishing your visit to our website from any other visitors that may be using the website at the same time. These webserver ASP session cookies are set to expire (and are deleted) when you leave the Department of Chemistry website.

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Third party cookies are cookies created by an external service when you use a page on our website. These cookies are specific to the third-party's domain and accordingly the data held in them can be seen and managed by the third party and not by us. We control whether or not we use the third-party service with our website, and how it is integrated and presented on our website. We do not have control over the cookies themselves.

An audit of the Department of Chemistry website has found that we currently use thrid party cookies from Google.

Google Analytics is used to provide traffic logs to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. The google analytics system stores four cookies on your computer these are identified as _utma, _utmb, _utmc and _utmz.

Google Maps on our page to provides detailed information on how to locate our department and on the Virtual Tour of Oxford website. Google Maps stores up to two cookies: NID and PREF. We use Google's interactive maps because we believe they provide a helpful way for our visitors to identify how best to travel to us. We use the Google Maps tools on the basis that Google adheres to its privacy policy which can be found at http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en-GB/policies/ and its terms of service for Google Maps at http://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/help/terms_maps.html.

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