School of Mathematics

Privacy and Cookies

The School of Mathematics is committed to protecting your privacy and keeping you informed of how your information is used. This page details how and where our activities may differ from the University Privacy Policy and how you can contact us in this regard.

Privacy overview

The School of Mathematics manages personal information in compliance with the University's privacy policy.

We operate several websites in the maths.ed.ac.uk subdomain. Privacy and Cookies information specific to each of our websites is in the course of being provided on the respective website.

www.maths.ed.ac.uk website

This website may make use of a subset of the cookies described in the University's privacy policy. For further information about such cookies, please refer to the University's privacy policy.

Where this website uses additional cookies, these are described below.

Work is underway to adapt this website to seek your consent to set cookies, where it may be necessary to do so.

Strictly necessary cookies

Cookie name Notes
SNalphanumeric

A session cookie set by the site content management system as part of its functioning.

This cookie is used to ensure that the website can remember that you are the same person (as opposed to a different person visiting the website) during the duration of your visit, such as when you use interactive parts of the website. Without this cookie, every page you visit would treat you as a completely new visitor.

This cookie does not identify you personally and is not linked to any other information we store about you.

This cookie is deleted when you close your web browser.

Functionality cookies

Cookie name Notes
maths_accept_cookies

This cookie is used to store the names of the web services used on this website for which you have agreed to allow content to be loaded on the website. This allows the website to load content from these services on subsequent occasions without needing to ask for your consent again. If you have not permitted any services to load content, then this cookie is not set.

This cookie does not identify you personally and is not linked to any other information we store about you.

This cookie expires 4 years after the date that you last gave permission for a new service to be loaded.

Performance (web analysis) cookies

Cookie name Notes

_pk_ref*,_pk_cvar*,_pk_id*,_pk_ses*

This website uses the Piwik web analysis system, hosted locally on a School of Mathematics webserver, to analyse the usage of our website and to help to inform improvements to the website. The IP address of visiting devices is partially-anonymised when generating reports, and no data from this system is shared with any third-party outwith the University. 

These cookies are used to ensure that the website can remember that you are the same person (as opposed to a different person) when analysing which pages are viewed by different people visiting the website.

These cookies do not identify you personally and are not linked to any other information we store about you.

 

Other websites in the University may use different web analysis systems, and you should refer to their privacy policies.

Third-party cookies

  • Google Calendar
  • Google Maps

Please refer to the University privacy policy for further information about cookies that may be set by these services.

Personal webpages (Homepages)

This webserver also serves personal webpages (also known as homepages) belonging to members of the School. All content on personal webpages is the responsibility of the page author.

Privacy queries

If you have any questions about how the School of Mathematics uses your data, please contact us as described on our Contact Us webpage. If sending an enquiry via email, please use the General Queries email address.