This policy covers the use of information collected when you use the Li-Fi Research and Development Centre (otherwise known as “The Centre”) website (http://www.lifi-centre.co.uk).
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that the websites you visit place on your computer to store information about your visit. Cookies are ‘passive’ in that they contain information your browser can retrieve, but do not contain programmes, viruses or malicious software. Cookies normally expire after a certain length of time, although that time can be anywhere from a few minutes to more than a year.
Cookies can be divided into two categories: ‘session’ and ‘persistent’. Session cookies are temporary and are deleted when you close your browser or after a period of inactivity. Persistent cookies remain on your computer until the expiration date/time set by the cookie creator.
What do cookies do?
Cookies can contain many types of information about your visit to a particular website, but most commonly are used to store the preferences you’ve selected, such as language, shopping cart contents, privacy settings and login state. Cookies do not contain personal or private data about you, but can compile information about your browsing habits. For the most part, cookies enhance your browsing experience by keeping you from having to select the same options each time you visit a site.
However, cookies can also be used by websites to serve you advertising targeted to your particular interests based on the preferences you’ve selected or the content of the pages you have visited. For this reason, some web users choose to delete or reject cookies of certain types or from certain sites.
Can I delete cookies?
Yes, you can both view the cookies stored on your computer and delete some or all of them. However, each browser has a slightly different procedure for doing so. Here are instructions for deleting cookies in some popular browsers:
Note that in some cases, deleting cookies will impact your experience in revisiting a site. For example, you may be forced to log in again, or items added to your shopping cart will have disappeared.
Can I set my browser to block cookies?
Yes, most browsers allow you to specify which types of cookies you will accept or to reject all cookies. As each browser is different, here are some of the most common ones:
As above, you may see an alert message when visiting some sites that recommends you accept cookies for an optimal browsing experience.
Which cookies does this site use?
You may encounter third party cookies when browsing this website. This simply means the website has used a feature supplied by an external provider, such as Google Analytics which sets the cookie. Third party cookies are not inherently more or less risky than first party cookies. The only thing to bear in mind is that the external provider, not the Centre, determines what type of information is stored and how it is used.
Most pages on this website contain a Google Analytics tracking code to record anonymous information about the date and time of your visit, the type of browser you are using, your approximate geographic location and the URL of any page that led you to this website. That information is aggregated and used by the Centre to identify usage trends on our site and to make decisions about which content or presentation styles are most effective.
You can find information about opting out of your browsing behaviour being shared with Google Analytics at:
Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn
If you take the opportunity to ‘share’ content from this website with other people through Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and/or LinkedIn, you may be sent cookies from Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and/or LinkedIn.
We do not control the setting of these cookies, so please check the Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and/or LinkedIn website(s) for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact
Edinburgh Research and Innovation Limited
1-7 Roxburgh Street
Edinburgh EH8 9TA
Or by email to Research.Innovation@ed.ac.uk