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Cookies

Information on how we use cookies

Our websites use cookies to distinguish you from other users of our sites. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our web pages and allows us to improve our sites.

Use of cookies by CCFE

A cookie is a small file that we store on your computer. CCFE and its operator the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) only uses (and stores) non-essential cookies on your computer if you provide your consent.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why:

Source

Cookie

Type

Purpose

Impact of not setting this cookie

Expires

UKAEA

civicCookieControl

Functionality

Record acceptance of using cookies

Prevents being asked about cookies on every visit to site

When session finishes

UKAEA

__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmt, __utmz

Performance

Collection of information about how visitors use our site, via Google Analytics. 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

Prevents us from collecting data about your usage of our website

The longest lasting cookie expires two years after your last visit to the website

 

Third party cookies used on UKAEA-managed websites:

Source

Cookie

Type

Purpose

YouTube

Various

Performance

Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a YouTube video. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of YouTube users, including information that links your visits to our website with your Google account if you are signed in to one. Information about your use of our website, including your IP address, may be transmitted to Google and stored on servers in the United States. This cookie does not identify you personally unless you are logged into Google, in which case it is linked to your Google account

 

Cookie categories explained

Performance cookies: These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

Functionality cookies: These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, which we do not have any control over. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

You may delete and block all cookies from UKAEA sites, but parts of the sites will not work. You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

UKAEA-sourced cookies will expire after the session.