Cookie Policy

Cookie Register

Below are some of the most common cookies found on UCL's web sites. We are currently conducting an audit to compile a comprehensive list of cookies used across all sub-sites.

Google Analytics

Most UCL web pages contain a Google Analytics tracking code to record anonymous information about the date and time of your visit, the type of browser you're using, your approximate geographic location and the URL of any page that led you to UCL's web site. That information is aggregated and used by UCL to identify usage trends on our site and to make decisions about which content or presentation styles are most effective.

You can find information about opting out of your browsing behaviour being shared with Google Analytics by visiting at


Some UCL sites contain a simple button/icon linked to their corresponding Facebook page, which does not set a cookie. However, other sites use Facebook features (such as the ‘Like’ button) which do store information which is retreived and used by Facebook, such as your IP address, approximate location, your browser type, the URL you're visiting, whether you're logged into Facebook, and your Facebook user ID. See for more details.

Facebook uses this information for a number of its own features and services, as well as measuring the effectiveness of advertising. For full details see


The SoundCloud media player is used to stream audio to a web page. The player sets cookies that store non-identifiable data in Google Analytics. SoundCloud also use Flash cookies to synchronise information between multiple players – for instance, when one player starts on a page, another will stop. HTML5 local storage can also be used to set the default volumes for players, as preferred by users. For more information, see


YouTube uses cookies to build video statistics, prevent fraud, and 'improve the site experience'. YouTube is now owned by Google. For more information about Google’s privacy policies, see

Google Maps

Some of our pages have Google Maps embedded in them. Google may use cookies here to store user preferences or the last location you selected. Cookies are set to expire between 6 months and two years. For more information about Google's privacy policies, see


SiteAnalyze is a web statistics service similar to Google Analytics. The SiteAnalyze cookie contains a random ID number used to recognise your browser when you view a page. The cookie stores no personally identifiable information and is used only for web analytics. The cookie is set to expire 1,000 days from the last date you visited the site.


Many web pages will have an 'AddThis' widget, which allows visitors to bookmark or share the web address via a social media site (e.g. Twitter, Delicious, etc.). AddThis do collect some non-identifiable information about users (such as which site visitors are coming from, the browser they use, and their general geographic location). AddThis will also use cookies to get information about visitors to tailor advertising content. For more information, see

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