Website Cookies

N8 CIR is committed to looking after any information that is made available to us when you visit our website in accordance with data protection law.

Visits to the N8 CIR website

When you visit the N8 CIR website the following information is received and stored by our web servers: anonymised details of your IP address, browser type and operating system; and the web pages you visited. This data is known as web server logs. We use this information strictly to analyse how the University websites are used by our visitors and we may archive this information in an anonymous form for historical records.


Our websites use ’cookies’ which are text files placed on your computer when you visit a site which help us understand how you use our websites. Cookies don’t collect personal data from your computer, only the data created by your browsing. Some cookies remain on your computer after you leave the website; these are called ‘persistent’ cookies. Others are deleted automatically when you close your browser and others simply expire. We use the following cookies on our websites:

Analytics cookies and advertising cookies set by Google Analytics

We may collect non-person-identifying information relating to your use of our sites via Google Analytics technology. This may include: which pages you see; how long you stay; what you click on our pages; if you visit the website again; which country and city you are browsing from; etc. This data is collected for the purpose of monitoring and understanding the effectiveness of our websites. We also collect data relating to the demographics and interests of our users via Google Analytics and cookies set by Google advertising networks. This data is used in aggregated form to help improve the site and N8 CIR's marketing efforts. Further information and instructions for opting out of Google Analytics tracking

Session cookies

JSESSIONID, ASP.NET_SessionId, PPSESSION Session cookies are set for the duration of the current browser session and are erased when you close your browser at the end of your session. Session cookies are used by services on parts of our websites to remember details of your current browser session e.g. to keep track of items in a shopping basket.

How to delete and manage cookies in your browser

You can choose not to accept cookies and delete existing cookies on your computer or mobile device using your browser settings. Please use the links below to find out how to do this for your browser: For browsers not listed here, please refer to the manufacturer's website.

E-mail marketing

We are keen to communicate our activities, organisational views, latest news and points of excellence with staff, stakeholders, students and supporters. We do this by providing information through a range of online and offline channels including publications, events, press releases, social media and e-mail. In order to do this we have a database that contains personal data collected byN8 CIR during the course of our relationship with our stakeholders, staff, students, and alumni. We aim to keep your data up to date and welcome any updates to your details or corrections to any inaccuracies you may wish to provide. You have a right to request copies of the data held about you by N8 CIR. To do so, please contact If you no longer want us to use your data, or wish to amend the type of communications you receive, then you can opt out at any time via the unsubscribe link included in every e-mail – read more about your rights. We value our relationship with you and we use your personal data to personalise our communications, improve our services and ensure we work efficiently and effectively. It is used and processed for a full range of communications and programmes involving academic and administrative departments. These include the following communications and marketing activities (by mail, email and telephone):
  • Promoting our services;
  • Notifying you of upcoming events;
  • Sending N8 CIR publications;
Tools may be used to help us improve the effectiveness of our communications with you, including tracking whether the emails we send are opened and which links are clicked within a message. Lastly, we use data to undertake analysis projects to ensure only effective and relevant communications are sent to you. A list of suppliers can be provided on request. We utilise tools and resources to help us understand our stakeholders, staff, students, and alumni and gather information from publicly available resources (eg the electoral register, press, the charity register) to assess the capacity of these groups to support the University.


This privacy notice applies to all N8 CIR websites that link to this page. Please note that some sites related to N8 CIR may collect and use data differently. These sites will have a local privacy notice explaining these practices. If the user leaves the N8 CIR website and visits a website operated by a third party, The N8 CIR cannot be held responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that users provide when visiting such third-party websites. Accordingly, users should exercise caution and review the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Public Twitter data

N8 CIR uses publicly available information, such as Twitter handles, URLs mentioned in tweets and hashtag usage, to target tweets promoting the University’s research to Twitter users who have indicated an interest in topics relevant to our research activities. This data is collected manually and through third-party analytics platforms that search for links and references to published research on Twitter.

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