Privacy and Cookies

This policy covers UCL Business PLC’s use of information collected when you use

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that the web sites you visit place on your computer to store information about your visit. Cookies are ‘passive’ in that they contain information your browser can retrieve, but do not contain programmes, viruses or malicious software. Cookies normally expire after a certain length of time, although that time can be anywhere from a few minutes to more than a year.

Cookies can be divided into two categories: ‘session’ and ‘persistent’. Session cookies are temporary and are deleted when you close your browser or after a period of inactivity. Persistent cookies remain on your computer until the expiration date/time set by the cookie creator.

What do cookies do?

Cookies can contain many types of information about your visit to a particular web site, but most commonly are used to store the preferences you’ve selected, such as language, shopping cart contents, privacy settings and login state. Cookies do not contain personal or private data about you, but can compile information about your browsing habits. For the most part, cookies enhance your browsing experience by keeping you from having to select the same options each time you visit a site.

However, cookies can also be used by web sites to serve you advertising targeted to your particular interests based on the preferences you’ve selected or the content of the pages you have visited. For this reason, some web users choose to delete or reject cookies of certain types or from certain sites.

Can I delete cookies?

Yes, you can both view the cookies stored on your computer and delete some or all of them. However, each browser has a slightly different procedure for doing so. Here are instructions for deleting cookies in some popular browsers:

Note that in some cases, deleting cookies will impact your experience in revisiting a site. For example, you may be forced to log in again, or items added to your shopping cart will have disappeared.

Can I set my browser to block cookies?

Yes, most browsers allow you to specify which types of cookies you will accept or to reject all cookies. As each browser is different, here are some of the most common ones:


Internet Explorer


As above, you may see an alert message when visiting some sites that recommends you accept cookies for an optimal browsing experience.

Which cookies does UCLB use?

We use cookies only to enable your browsers to remember your preferences and make your experience on the site better. We do not use cookies to store personal information for use by third parties. We will not collect any personally identifiable information about you (i.e. your name, address, telephone number or email address) unless you provide it to us voluntarily. In some cases, we may collect information about you that is not personally identifiable. This type of information includes the type of Internet browser you are using, the type of computer operating system you are using, and the domain name of the website from which you linked to our site.

You may encounter third party cookies when browsing this website. This simply means the UCLB website has used a feature supplied by an external provider, such as Google Analytics which sets the cookie. Third party cookies are not inherently more or less risky than first party cookies. The only thing to bear in mind is that the external provider, not UCL Business, determines what type of information is stored and how it is used.

Google Analytics

Most UCLB 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 are using, your approximate geographic location and the URL of any page that led you to UCLB’s web site. That information is aggregated and used by UCLB 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

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


If you take the opportunity to ‘share’ content with other people through Linkedin, you may be sent cookies from Linkedin. We do not control the setting of these cookies, so please check the Linkedin website for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact

Head of Business & Legal Affairs

UCL Business PLC

The Network Building

97 Tottenham Court Road

London W1T 4TP

United Kingdom