Cookies Policy

Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website (the “Site”). This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our Site and also allows us to improve our Site. 

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your bowser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

We may use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our Site. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our Site.
  • Analytical or performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our Site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our Site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our Site. This enables us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences.
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our Site, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our Site more relevant to your interests.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie title & name Purpose
Site Preference Cookies

We provide the functionality to set your own personal preferences for how this Site runs when you use it.

In order to remember your chosen preferences, we need to set cookies so that this information can be recalled whenever you interact with a page affected by your preferences.

Third Party Cookies

In some instances, we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties.

Our Site uses Google Analytics, one of the internet’s most widespread and trusted analytics solutions, which enables us to understand how you use our Site and how we can improve your user experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on our Site and which pages you visit, so that we can continue to produce engaging content. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, please visit the official Google Analytics page. 

Other third-party analytics are used to track and measure users' usage of this Site.

From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that our Site is delivered. When we are still testing new features, cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst using the Site, whilst ensuring we understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most.

The Google AdSense service we may use to serve advertising uses a DoubleClick cookie to serve more relevant ads across the web and limit the number of times that a given ad is shown to you. For more information on Google AdSense, please visit the official Google AdSense privacy FAQ page.

Several partners may advertise on our behalf and the affiliate tracking cookies used simply allow us to see if our users have come to the Site via one of our partner sites. This enables us to credit them appropriately and, where applicable, allow our affiliate partners to provide any bonus that they may provide you for making a purchase.

We use social media buttons and plug-ins on this Site. These allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work, social media sites including, but not limited to, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube, will set cookies through our Site which may be used to enhance your profile on their respective websites, or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies. For more information, please visit the privacy policies of each of the above-mentioned social media sites.

Please note that some third parties may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These named third parties may include, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services. These third-party cookies are likely to be analytical cookies or performance cookies or targeting cookies.

To deactivate the use of third-party advertising cookies, you may visit the consumer page to manage the use of these types of cookies.

You can choose which analytical, functionality and targeting cookies we can set by clicking on the cookies bar the first time you visit the site.

However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our Site.

Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after 12 months.

We use cookies to improve our site experience. Press accept to agree to our Cookie Policy. If you decline, your information won’t be tracked when you visit this website. A single cookie will be used in your browser to remember your preference not to be tracked.