Cookies we use

Information about cookies used on the School of Physics & Astronomy website.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file downloaded on to your device when you access certain websites. Cookies allow sites to recognise your device when you make a return visit.

What is a cookie? (on the University of Edinburgh website)

What cookies do we use?

The School of Physics & Astronomy uses a small subset of the cookies that are used elsewhere on the University of Edinburgh website. These are listed below.

Full details of all cookies used on the University of Edinburgh website, as well as general information about cookies and how you can control them, can be found on the University website:

Types of cookies used on the University of Edinburgh website

Cookies used on the School of Physics & Astronomy website

The cookies currently in use on the School of Physics & Astronomy website are listed in the following table:

Strictly necessary cookies
  • Cookie preferences
  • Javascript check
  • Google reCaptcha
  • Google Analytics
Performance cookies None
Third-party cookies

Google Analytics

Advertising cookies None

More information about our cookies

  • Some of our pages contain embedded YouTube videos. These use a cookie-free embedding that doesn't set a cookie in your browser when the video is viewed within our page. However if you follow a link from the video to the YouTube website then you will end up receiving cookies from YouTube (Google).
  • We do not embed any other social media content into our pages. However some pages contain links to our social media channels (e.g. Facebook & Twitter) and, if you follow these links, then you will receive cookies from those sites.
  • If you follow a link to another website  - including the University of Edinburgh website - then you will receive any cookies set by that site.
  • General information and advice about cookies can be found on the University of Edinburgh website.

Cookies we use on the University of Edinburgh website

Managing your cookie preferences

The University of Edinburgh website provides a mechanism for controlling whether you wish to accept Advertising cookies or not. This is advertised via a banner shown when you first visit the site, which can then be accessed again via the "Change Cookie Settings" button at the bottom of each page.

The School of Physics & Astronomy website reuses the same mechanism, and any preferences you set apply to both sites.