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This website aims to be as accessible and standards-compliant as possible.

Any modern standards-compliant web browser should give you a very good browsing experience. The site is regularly tested with Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari.

All pages within this site can be displayed as largely text-only pages by clicking the link "Print this page" situated at the right of every page. All pages can be navigated and the full text read without the need for horizontal scrolling on a monitor running at 800x600 pixels.

The University-wide accessibility statement can be viewed at www.ox.ac.uk/accessibility.

This website aims to honour this statement.

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When the user visits some pages on this Website, the user's computer or mobile device (from hereon referred to as a 'device') may be issued with one or more cookies. These are text files placed on the user's device for the purposes of managing and improving the services on the Website. Cookies do not contain any personally identifying information, and the University does not link the information it stores in cookies to any personally identifiable information the user may submit via this Website. Users have the opportunity to set their devices to refuse cookies or warn the user before accepting them. For information on how to do this, the user should refer to the help menu on the browser or visit http://www.aboutcookies.org.

The site is based on Microsoft's active server pages technology and does utilise a "session cookie" with the single purpose of forcing pages with active date and time information to a UK format (DD/MM/YYYY) in preference to any internal settings on the web server. These server settings have been found to vary unexpectedly following software updates etc. and we feel justified in using this system to maintain clarity in the presentation of information.

This website also uses Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ('Google'), an organisation based in the United States but certified as a Safe Harbour for data protection purposes. Google Analytics uses 'cookies'. The information generated by the cookie about use of the Website (including the user's IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate the user's IP address with any other data held by Google.

Google details its own privacy policy relating to Google Analytics data here:
http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html

In 2011 the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations were amended to require that website operators obtain prior consent for the use of cookies. (The regulations had previously required only an ‘opt-out’.) Consent must involve some form of communication where the individual knowingly indicates their acceptance of the cookie.

This website's cookie functionality can be set by simply clicking one of the links below*:

Some of the above text is based on the advice given by the Oxford Internet Institute and the OUCS compliance group

Please contact webmaster@bioch.ox.ac.uk with any further questions.

*Storing this preference does in itself require a cookie to be set, but we believe this seemingly contradictory mechanism to be within current guidelines

 

 

 





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