Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are normally small, anonymous text files that are stored on the hard drive of a device. They are created when a browser is used to visit a website that uses cookies.

Cookies are widely used in order to make sites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the platform.

What information do cookies hold?

Cookies hold minimal information and they normally cannot be used to reveal a person’s identity or any other personal information.

Some website providers make increasingly sophisticated use of cookies to market products and services by creating a profile of your internet use.
The Faraday Institute does not make use of these targeting or advertising cookies.

See all about cookies for more.

Our use of cookies

We may use cookies to enhance your online experience (for example, by remembering your preferences) and to better understand how our site is used. Cookies may tell us, for example, whether you have visited our site before or whether you are a new visitor.

We may use cookies to remember any relevant data you voluntarily submit through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms for the purposes of future correspondence. You do not have to enter any identifying information unless you wish to.

By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on the device(s) that you use to engage with our website.

​In some special cases we may also use trusted external analysis systems which may set additional cookies to perform their analysis.

This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience.
These cookies may anonymously track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.
For more, see the official Google Analytics page.

We may also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network accounts.
For these to work Facebook and Instagram may set cookies through our site which may be used to record your engagement with us and enhance your profile on their site. This information may be linked to targeting/ advertising activities or used to contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies. Please see these privacy policies for more information including how to block these cookies should you wish to.

Do we need cookies? 

Some cookies are ​essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Others are used to improve performance and functionality of the website and therefore enhance your experience.

The majority of cookies are advantageous and pose very little risk to privacy.
However, if you wish to restrict or block any cookies you can do so by amending your browser settings to refuse cookies, or to provide a warning before they are accepted. In addition, you may opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites.

You should be aware that our site may not work correctly if cookies are disabled.