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The table below shows the cookies that are used on the Birkbeck Computer Science public website. On our public-facing pages we do not use any cookies that are essential for those pages to operate. You can use various tools to block those cookies if you wish, including adjusting your browser settings or using browser add-ons (such as the Privacy Dashboard Firefox Add-on).

We do not store any data relating to the personal identity of general site visitors in cookies.

We use Google Analytics to gather information concerning the way in which visitors use our web sites and the pages that they view, to help inform the future development of our sites. No personal information can be tracked in this way.

You can opt out of tailored Google ads and/or the DoubleClick cookie using the links shown at the bottom of this page.

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