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Privacy Policy

In common with most web sites, this site automatically logs information about every request made of it. This information is used for system administration, for bug tracking, and for producing usage statistics. The logged information may be kept indefinitely, but is likely to be purged automatically after a period of time.

Relevant subsets of these data may be passed to computer security teams as part of investigations of computer misuse involving this site or other computing equipment in the University. Data may also on occasion be passed to the administrators of other computer systems to enable investigation of problems accessing this site or of system misconfigurations. Otherwise the logged information is not passed to any third party except if required by law. Summary statistics may be extracted from these data and some of these may be made publicly available, but those that are do not include information from which individuals could be identified.

The data collected are merely a subset of the data freely supplied by those connecting to this site. This site does not attempt to gather data in an active fashion.


This website uses (very limited) JavaScript to create an interactive experience. As far as possible the website has been created to be usable with JavaScript disabled however some content and visual aesthetic may be lost. This JavaScript does not send any non-generic information to the server and hence does not constitute a privacy risk.

Google Analytics

Further to this some personal pages hosted on this website use Google Analytics to monitor web traffic. Google Analytics uses only 1st party cookies and does not collect personally identifiable information. The information gathered will not be passed on to third parties except if required by law. The use of Google Analytics is therefore not considered a privacy risk. If you do not wish Google Analytics to gather this information please disable cookies in your browser before viewing a TCM member's personal webpages or refrain from viewing those pages.

For more information see: Google Analytics privacy policy.


Access to the internal areas of the site is controlled using Raven. Raven uses some cookies for authentication purposes. You need only be concerned about this if you are accessing the internal areas

For more information see: Raven privacy policy.

For the purpose of the UK Data Protection Act 1998, the 'Data Controller' for the processing of data collected by this site is the University of Cambridge, and the point of contact for subject access requests is the University Data Protection Officer (10 Peas Hill, Cambridge, CB2 3PN).