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As is the case with most web sites, our web server produces log files that record, for each HTTP request sent to it, the IP address from where our server believes the request came from (which is often the address of an intermediate proxy server), the date and time, the HTTP request itself (command and URL), our server's result code, and the number of bytes transmitted. If a user has logged into our web server, it may also record that user's identity. Such logins may be verified via the University of Cambridge  authentication service. We may enable the recording of additional data from time to time as the need arises.

All data is available to the server's administrators and will be used primarily to monitor the server's performance, to optimize the content of our web site, and to detect malfunctions or malicious behaviour. Log files may also be made available to College officers and staff or University Computing Service staff, for similar purposes. We may keep our log files indefinitely. Our detailed log files are not normally available to anyone outside the College or Computing Service, unless we are required to transfer such data by UK law. We may publish summary statistics generated from our web-server logs, which do not contain information related to individual users.

This site may store HTTP cookies in your web browser as part of user authentication (login) and to store information needed by other facilities.

As is the case with most web sites, individual pages on this site may contain links to data on other web sites. If your web browser is configured to fetch embedded images, objects or iframes automatically, similar data may be recorded by these other web servers as well as these items are being loaded.

Individual pages on this web site may contain forms for interacting with databases and other interactive services. Any data entered into such forms may be recorded by the respective server and, where personal data is collected, we ask the operator of such a service to provide a link to a privacy policy for this service.


  • These pages provide information about Data Protection, Freedom of Information, and offer guidance on Records Management related to both Acts