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Privacy and cookies on the cs4fn website

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Websites, including the cs4fn website, collect information. Some of this information comes to us through web forms you may fill in, and other information is gathered as you browse the website. The law says that you are entitled to know what information we gather and what we do with it, so you can choose whether you want us to have it.

This privacy notice informs you of what to expect when the cs4fn project at Queen Mary, University of London collects personal information via this website. It applies to information we collect about visitors to the cs4fn website.

What information do we collect and how do we use it?

When someone visits our website we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. This is to help us analyse visitor behaviour patterns and track visitor numbers. We collect this information in a way which does not personally identify those using our websites. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will make this clear and will explain what we intend to do with it.

Submitting personal information

If you would like to tell us what you think of cs4fn, or why you want a copy of the magazine, you can do so. Doing so gives us permission to use your comments anonymously in our evaluation and research about cs4fn's effectiveness. We will publish our analysis of the combined data from the forms returned in evaluation reports and academic papers about the cs4fn project. We will not pass on your personal details to third parties, nor use them for other purposes than to send copies of cs4fn and related material. Data will be stored on password-protected computers or in locked containers. If you are under 16 then you must get the permission of your parent or guardian. By clicking submit you are confirming you have done so.

Use of cookies by cs4fn

Cookies are small text files placed on a website visitor's computer, which identify it to our server. Cookies do not identify individual users, only the computer used. They are widely used in order to make websites work more efficiently, as well as to provide certain information to the owners of the site.

You may delete and block all cookies from this site. Most web browsers allow some control of cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them from your computer, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

Please see the table below for details of the cookies we use on cs4fn and their purpose.

Cookie Name Purpose Expires
(you may control these through your browser settings)
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Google Analytics _utma These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. 2 days Click here for an overview of privacy at Google
_utmb 30 minutes
_utmc On closing browser
_utmz 6 months

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Contact us

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us: cs4fn@eecs.qmul.ac.uk