Privacy statement and cookies

The Conference of Colleges is committed to ensuring that the privacy of visitors to its public website ( is protected.   This statement explains what types of personal information will be gathered when you visit the Conference of Colleges website, and how this information will be used. Further details of cookies used by this website ( and on Weblearn ( in our Members' Area are also provided below.

Cookies used on this site

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Information collected on the public web pages of the Conference of Colleges website (

On some parts of the website, you may be asked to provide some limited personal information in order to enable the provision of certain services (e.g., contacting colleges and departments with information about an event). The Conference of Colleges may store this information manually or electronically. By supplying this information, you are consenting to the Conference of Colleges holding and using it for the purposes for which it was provided. Information provided will be kept for as long as is necessary to fulfil that purpose. 

We may also collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our webmaster.  This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns which does not identify any individual and allows us to ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.

How the information collected will be used

Personal information provided to the Conference of Colleges by you will only be used for the purposes stated when the information is requested. Personal information will not be sold to third parties, or provided to direct marketing companies or other such organisations without your permission. Personal information collected and/or processed by the Conference of Colleges is held in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998. 

Demographical and statistical information about user behaviour may be collected and used to analyse the popularity and effectiveness of the Conference of Colleges website. Any disclosure of this information will be in aggregate form and will not identify individual users.

How we store information collected

Information which you provide to the Conference of Colleges Secretariat will ordinarily be stored on the University of Oxford's secure servers. However, the Conference of Colleges does work with third party contractors including Google, Inc. (Google Analytics) and Cognito LLC (Cognito Forms), which host and operate certain features of the website. Accordingly, information that we collect from you may be collected in or transferred to a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"). That information may be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of these contractors. By submitting personal information, you agree to this transfer, storing and processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Statement. We may disclose your personal information to third parties if we are under a duty to disclose or share such information in order to comply with any legal obligation or to protect the rights, property or safety of Colleges, their members, or others.

Links to websites on the domain and other external websites

All colleges, divisions, faculties, departments, schools, centres, academic services, libraries, museums and collections of the University run and maintain their own websites on the domain (these will be identified as or These sites may carry their own privacy policy or provide additional information relating to their activities.  

If you follow a link to any other websites, please check their policies before you submit any personal information to those websites.

How we use 'cookies'

Most of the pages on the Conference of Colleges website ( use "cookies". A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that the website places on your computer or mobile device if you agree. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of our website, which helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allow us to improve our website. For more detailed information on the cookies we use on the Conference of Colleges main web pages (i.e. those in and the purposes for which we use them, please see our Cookie Statement . Please refer to individual web pages for further information about the use of cookies on other web pages on the domain.

Cookies on Weblearn (

Users visiting the Members' Area of the Conference of Colleges website, including all committee pages, may wish to note the  cookies used by Weblearn (Sakai) .  Please note that none of these cookies persist after a Weblearn session has ended.

Access to information

The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to access information held about you. If you need further information or would like to make a request, please contact the Conference of Colleges Secretariat.


Any queries or concerns about privacy on this website should be sent by email to or addressed to the Conference of Colleges Secretariat, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD.

Changes to our privacy statement

Any changes we may make to our Privacy Statement in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by email.