Privacy Policy

Website Privacy Policy and Data Protection

The University is a Registered Data Controller as defined by the Data Protection Act 1998. Any personal details collected through this web site and provided by you will be processed in accordance with the Act, and will only be used for the purpose or purposes stated on the relevant page.

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Website Privacy and cookies

On most of the pages on our official websites we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out the number of visitors to the various parts of the University’s websites. We collect this information in a way that does not identify anyone. We make no attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will tell you about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it. An example of this would be where we use a form to allow you to contact us with a request. Note to Gareth – if this is the University’s approach we should add some copy to the contact us and news sign up functions to say what the University will do with the data. Or we simply incorporate this information into this privacy policy instead which would be the easiest to implement.  


Use of cookies by the Laboratory of Consumer Psychology website

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by 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. By using our website(s) you are agreeing that we can place cookies on your device. If you do not wish us to store any cookies during your visit please see the ‘rejecting and disabling cookies via your browser settings‘ section of this page and the links to specific cookies that can be rejected. Please note however that this may have a significant impact on your experience.

The table below explains the sitewide cookies we use and why.

Cookie Name Purpose How long the cookies last





We use Google Analytics to help analyse use of our website. This analytical tool uses cookies to collect standard web log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Laboratory of Consumer Psychology website is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors’ use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for the University.

To find out more about Google Analytics, visit:

If you wish to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit:

_ga – 2 years

_gat, _gid, collect, r/collect – End of browser session


Local Shared Objects (Flash Cookies)

We may make occasional and limited use of the Adobe Flash Player to deliver services. To improve user experience, Local Shared Objects – or Flash Cookies as they are commonly known – are employed to provide some features. Flash Cookies are stored on a user’s terminal much the same as cookies are, however it is not possible to manage them at browser level in the same way.

The Adobe website provides comprehensive information on how to delete or disable Flash cookies either for a specific domain like or for all websites – see for details. Please be aware that restricting the use of Flash Cookies may affect the features available to you for Flash based applications.


Cookies set for embedded social web content

To support our information provision and engagement, we sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such as YouTube and Flickr. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Flickr, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. We do not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the third party websites for more information about these.

Cookies of this nature on our websites include:

 SERVICE  COOKIE NAME  datr  lsd  lu  gz
 Flickr  localization
 Flickr  B  guest_id  guest_id  _twitter_sess  original_referer  VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE  PREF  GEO  PREF

Some of our websites also carry embedded ‘share’ buttons to enable users of the site to easily share articles with their peers through a number of popular social networks. These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to or otherwise using their service.


YouTube cookies – set using Privacy Enhanced Mode

On some pages we embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. To find out more please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page.


Rejecting and disabling cookies via your browser settings

You can choose not to accept cookies and still use the Bangor University web site, but some essential functionality may be lost. For example, user preferences will not be retained if cookies are disabled, and some parts of the site may not function as intended.

The documentation for your web browser will provide you with instructions on how to disable cookies you could visit this About Cookies webpage..

Alternatively please visit this site for further information.


Other cookies on our public websites

As functionality and new services are added/integrated into our website we may need to use additional cookies. This page of our site will be updated as a when we make use of new cookies or categories of cookies.