Website Privacy and Cookies

We are committed to protecting your privacy and keeping you informed of how your information is used.

Privacy Statement

Information about you

The information you provide will be used by the University to allow us to respond to your enquiry.

We are using information about you because you have given us your consent.

We use your personal details to provide you with information that you request from us.

Your information is securely transmitted via our website. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to prevent unauthorised access. How long we keep your data depends on the purpose for which the information was supplied.


On each of our online forms you use, there will be further details of why we are collecting the information asked for.


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

The following cookies are used on our website:

Javascript Check
Name Data stored Purpose Expires
has_js A binary value of 1 (true) or 0 (false). This cookie helps the website understand if the browser javascript functionality is enabled or not, so as to proceed accordingly. The cookie is deleted when you close your web browser.
Google Analytics
Name Data stored Purpose Expires
_ga, _gat A random unique number or string of letters and numbers to identify your browser, the times Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ('Google'), to help us see how our website is used. In doing so information about your use of our website, including your anonymised IP address, may be transmitted to Google and stored on servers in the United States. The data collected by Google Analytics is used to analyse how frequently the same people revisit the University website, how the website is found (from advertising or referring websites), and which pages are most frequently viewed. This information is combined with data from thousands of other users to create an overall picture of website use, and is never identified individually or personally and is not linked to any other information we store about you. The longest lasting cookie expires 2 years after your last visit to the website. Others are deleted 6 months, 30 minutes and the moment you close your browser.


Further Information

If you have any questions, please contact:

Nathalie Caron
School of Engineering
The University of Edinburgh
Sanderson Building
Robert Stevenson Road
The King's Buildings

This privacy statement is continued: Continued privacy statement.