Privacy and Cookies
Date last updated: 31 Oct 2016
The Web of Science (WoS) Service for UK Education has created a policy to show our commitment to protect the privacy of our users as well as visitors to our website. This privacy statement covers the website http://wok.mimas.ac.uk, and the text below explains how we gather and use your information. Please be aware that your use of this site constitutes your acceptance of this policy.
Collection of Information
The WoS Service at Jisc is the sole owner of the information collected on http://wok.mimas.ac.uk
Personally Identifiable Data You Choose to Provide
If you email us with a query, or to report a fault etc., we will use the personal data that you provide to reply to your message. We may retain a record of users who have contacted us in order to respond properly to questions or concerns and for the purposes of future communications. We will not share this information with any third party unless you have consented to this.
What are cookies and what are they used for?
Cookies are small text files that are stored by your web browser. They are primarily used to remember if you have visited a website before and to improve the way that sites work. For example, cookies can be used to:
- remember information such as passwords so that you don't need to keep re-entering it;
- personalise content by recording search and display choices such as layouts;
- provide social network facilities;
- record usage information to help us understand our users and ensure we are providing the right support.
There are different types of cookies, for example:
First party and third party cookies
First party cookies are set by the website you're visiting. They send data only to the servers for that domain, and the data cannot be altered or retrieved by any other website. If a user visits a website and a separate company sets a cookie through that website, this is a third party cookie. Examples of third party cookies are those set by social networks.
Session and persistent cookies
Cookies can expire at the end of a browser session or they can be stored for longer. Session cookies are not stored long-term; they are set when you visit a website, and expire as soon as the browser is closed.
Persistent cookies are stored on your device in between browser sessions and allow preferences to be remembered. They are used for a variety of reasons, including recording your preferred search results display.
Managing and deleting cookies
We use the following cookies on our web site:
Cookies for Measuring Website Usage (Google Analytics)
|Provider||Name (As of 22/05/12)||Typical content||Expires (As of 22/05/12)|
|__utma||Randomly generated number||2 years|
|__utmb||Randomly generated number||30 minutes|
|__utmc||Randomly generated number||When you close your browser|
|__utmz||Randomly generated number and information on how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search)||6 months|
The following is taken from the Google analytics Terms of Service:
If you wish, you can opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, see: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Notification of Changes
Links to Other Sites
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content and/or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website (http://wok.mimas.ac.uk).
Web of Science Web-Based Application
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this privacy statement, please contact the WoS helpdesk.