Cookie Policy

Cookies used by Merton College on our website

(An excerpt from our Website Privacy Notice.)

All of our webpages use “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by the websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

Different types of cookies have different purposes and operate for different amounts of time.

  • Session cookies are stored in temporary files on your device and are erased from your device when you close your browser. Session cookies allow websites to link the actions of a website visitor during a single browser session, so that any page changes or selections are remembered as you move form page to page. For example, session cookies will make sure items you put into virtual ‘shopping baskets’ are transferred to ‘checkout’, or keep you logged in as you move within private sections of a website.
  • Persistent cookies are stored on your device between browser sessions, either for a long term or time-limited period. They are only deleted when they ’expire’ or when you or your browser delete cookies from your device. Persistent cookies are used so that a website ‘remembers’ inputs and settings, including recalling log-in data so that you do not have to log in again when you next visit. Persistent cookies may also recall which areas of a website interested you, in order to help you access those areas more easily in the future.
  • Third party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than the one being visited by the user. For details of any third party cookies we include in our domain, please consult the table below.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit

Cookie Duration Purpose
Three months These cookies are used to remember a user's acknowledgement of cookies on the website.
Google Analytics


Session Cookie
Two years
One day

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
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Vimeo cookies


Two years
One year
We embed videos from our official Vimeo channel.

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Changes to our Cookie Statement

Any changes we may make to our Cookie Statement in the future will be posted at