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Cookies and privacy policy

Cambridge Governance Labs is committed to protecting the privacy of individuals who visit our website.  This policy is limited to pages within the Cambridge Governance Labs website.  Our pages may contain links to other websites, and you should be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices on other websites.

This Privacy Policy is intended to describe how your personal information is processed and used.  Please note that by visiting and using www.governancelabs.org, you are accepting the practices described.


Visitor Information

Every computer connected to the Internet is provided with a domain name and an IP Address.  When a visitor requests a web page from within the Cambridge Governance Labs website, our hosting servers automatically identify and log the HTTP request that is made.

This information reveals nothing personal about you.  In fact, the only information that we automatically gather and log is as follows: the IP address of the site that may have referred you; your IP address; the web page that you may have linked to us from, if any; the product identifier for version and make of browser (e.g. Internet Explorer 8); the operating system platform that you may be running (e.g. Macintosh or Windows); search words or terms that are passed from a search engine (e.g. Google or Yahoo).

Cambridge Governance Labs finds it helpful to examine visitor traffic so that we can ensure maximum compatibility for the various browsers and operating systems that visit our site.  By analysing visiting patterns, referring URLs and search engine terms, we can enhance accessibility.  For more information about the statistical data that is collected visit www.google.com/analytics.



When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable.  Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, your computer or mobile phone.  These include small files known as cookies.  They cannot be used to identify you personally.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

  • recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested
  • measuring how many people are using services so they can be made easier to use
  • analysing anonymous data to help us understand how people interact with our website so we can make it better

Learn how to remove cookies set on your device.


Third party cookies

This website uses third party components which may also use cookies.  The Cambridge Governance Labs website does not control the dissemination of these cookies.  You should check the third party websites for more information about these.

Provider Name Purpose More info
Google Analytics _utma
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. Google Privacy policy


What other information does Cambridge Governance Labs request?

Cambridge Governance Labs may request that you voluntarily supply us with personal information via this website that we may need, such as your email address, contact numbers and postal address.  Such personal information may be used for internal administrative purposes such as corresponding with you or to fulfil your request to be added to our mailing list.  Whenever we request the identity of a visitor to our website, we will clearly indicate the purpose of the inquiry before the information is requested.  We will never ask you for any passwords or account details.


Anti-Spam Policy

We enforce a strict 'Anti-Spam' policy that means we do not intend to sell, rent, or otherwise give your e-mail address to a third-party without your consent.


Third Parties

Cambridge Governance Labs will only disclose your personal information or any of its log file information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such actions are necessary.