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Cookie Policy


This policy explains the cookies that may be set as a result of your visiting the
Department's web site - URLs starting You will need
to consult the appropriate information on other sites for information on their

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but within your web browser you
can choose to accept or decline cookies for any web site. You can usually modify
your browser settings to decline all cookies if you prefer, or accept or decline
on a case-by-case basis. The Information Commissioner's Office Advice for Members
of the Public tells you how to control cookies. Bear in mind that disabling
cookies may prevent you from taking full advantage of websites.

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The cookies used on this site are there to:

1. authenticate you for accessing restricted content (your Raven
2. measure how you use the website (using Google Analytics) so we can improve

Only the cookies associated with Raven identify you personally, when you request
authentication; other cookies used on this site do not collect personal

Raven Authentication

This site uses the University's Raven authentication service if it needs to
identify you to give you access to restricted content. This may lead to two
cookies being set:

1. One is set by and only returned to this server. It manages your
authentication to this site. If you reject this cookie you will not be able to
access restricted content on this site.
2. The other is set by and returned to the server at This is
used to implement Raven's 'single sign-on' function and allows Raven to identify
you to other web sites without you having to re-enter your Raven password. Further
information about this cookie, including how to disable it, can be found in the
Raven Privacy and cookie policy at

Google Analytics

This site runs Google Analytics, which uses four cookies for tracking visitors to
the site.

* These cookies store information about what time the current visit occurred,
whether the visitor has been to the site before, and what site referred the
visitor to the web page.
* No data specific to any identifiable user is retained, and we do not share
our data with any other Google services.
* With the values gained from these cookies Google Analytics can interpret
journeys through our website content, give us information about how people use our
site and so present an opportunity to improve it.
* Google Analytics information about privacy and cookies may be found at and
* As a user you may opt out of the process Google Analytics uses to collect
traffic log data (should your web browser be compatible). Google provides a
browser add-on that enables a user to opt out of receiving Google Analytics
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Links to other websites

This website contains links to and from other sites. This policy only covers
use of cookies on this site. You should consult privacy and cookie policies on
other sites before you submit any personal data. The Department of
Biochemistry is not responsible for any cookies that may be set by other
websites that are linked to from pages on

Access to personal data

For the purpose of the UK Data Protection Act 1998, the 'Data Controller' for the
processing of data collected by this site is the University of Cambridge, and the
point of contact for subject access requests is the University Data Protection
Officer (The Old Schools, Trinity Lane, Cambridge CB2 1TN, tel. 01223 332320, fax
01223 332332 E-mail:

The University is also Data Controller in respect of any personal data served as
content by this site.