What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of data given to your web browser by a website which may be stored as text files on your computer. Cookies are not programs and cannot collect information from your computer. They do not damage your computer and are defined as "a piece of text stored on a user's computer by their web browser".
A website may send cookie data to your web browser which may save it if your web browser's preferences allow it to do so. To protect your privacy your web browser only returns a cookie to the website that sent you the cookie and does not send it to any other website. A website cannot access your cookie directory or information on your computer, instead relevant cookies are included by your web browser within each request you make to the website. A website can only obtain cookie data that your web browser sends to it.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
Cookies used by the LSHTM website
The table below explains the cookies we use and why.
|Google Analytics||These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website and we use this information to help us improve our website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form such as the number of visitors to our website, where visitors have come to the website from, the pages they visited and what web browser was used. Google Analytics cookies do not collect personal data about website visitors.|
|Low Bandwidth||These cookies are used to record if a user has decided to view the low bandwidth version of our website and to remember the users choice and deliver low bandwidth web pages as they browse our website.||Low Bandwidth Website|
|AddThis||These cookies are used in some areas of our website by the AddThis widget to collect information about how visitors are sharing our website pages. These cookies collect information in an anonymous form.||AddThis privacy and data practices|
We embed videos from YouTube which set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player. To find out more please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page
What if you do not want to accept our cookies
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but you do not have to accept our cookies and you can change the settings within your web browser to decline our cookies if you prefer. However, this may prevent you from taking full advantage of our website.