Privacy Policy & Cookie Statement

The Department of Engineering Science is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website or any of our subsidiary websites (any website with an address starting with www.eng.ox.ac.uk), then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

This document is our definitive statement concerning privacy and use of cookies, so you should be prepared to check this page from time to time to ensure that you are aware of our current policy.

Collecting information via web forms

On some pages we may use web forms for a variety of purposes including course pre-registration, general contact forms, online surveys etc. In all cases the form will state clearly what the information will be used for, where the information will be stored, how long the information will be kept, and who to contact if you wish to make any enquiries about the information you have submitted.

Unless otherwise specified on the form, no personal information will be shared with any third party outside the University. In addition all personal information collected and/or processed by the Department is held in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998.

If you have any general queries, or need more information about a particular form, please contact our webmaster.

Website Cookies

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers which some websites place on your computer to distinguish you from other users or enable certain functionalities. For a more detailed explanation of website cookies, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

Our website sets two cookies in your browser. Both are completely anonymous and contain no personally identifiable data:

Analytics

We use Google Analytics to anonymously track visits to our website. From this we can analyse data about web traffic and thereby constantly improve our website for visitors. Our Google Analytics will set the following cookie on your device:

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EU Cookie Directive

In accordance with the EU Cookie Directive, on your first visit to our site you will be presented with the following message:

We use cookies to track visits to our website - we store no personal details.

This message is to inform you that our site sets cookies. In order to close this message you must choose "Accept & Close". To remember this choice the following cookie is set:

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Other cookies

Occasionally some webpages may include external content (for example we use the external Vimeo video hosting service for many of our videos). In these cases cookies may be placed on your machine by the external website (in the case of Vimeo you can read about their cookies here).

If you have any questions about cookies that are set on your computer by visiting any of our webpages, then please contact our webmaster.