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What are cookies?

Cookies are little files of data that are sent from a website that you visit to your browser and are stored on the device you are using to access the internet.

Why does the Crick website use them?

Cookies allow us to perform a variety of functions that help us to provide the best user experience for visitors. This helps us to provide you with a good experience while you browse and to improve the way our sites work, for example by making sure you can find what you need.

Cookies are also set when you:

  • click on social networking buttons in our pages
  • watch videos
  • register for services
  • take part in surveys and other activities.

Third-party cookies

As well as the cookies we set, we may use third party cookies and other similar technologies set by other websites when you visit them to help us to understand some simple information about the age, location and interests of the people who visit our sites. Third parties may use these technologies to collect or recieve information from our website and elsewhere on the internet and use that information to provide measurement services and to target adverts.

We only ever use this information in aggregate, and never associate it with any personal information that might identify you.

Google analytics

We use Google Analytics, Google Analytics demographics and interest reporting, and integrated services that require Google Analytics to collect data via advertising cookies and identifiers. Google Analytics is a tool that helps website and app owners to understand how their visitors behave. It uses a set of cookies to collect information and report website usage statistics without personally identifying individual visitors to Google. It also uses some cookies set by other websites to help us understand more about our sites’ visitors.

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