Cookie policy

1.      Introduction

1.1    Our website uses cookies.

1.2    Insofar as those cookies are not strictly necessary for the provision of our website, we will ask you to consent to our use of cookies when you first visit our website.

2.      About cookies

2.1    A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

2.2    Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

2.3    Cookies may not contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal data that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

3.      Cookies that we use

3.1    We use cookies for the following purposes:

(a)    authentication and status - we use cookies to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website, and to help us determine if you are logged into our website;

(b)    personalisation - we use cookies to store information about your preferences and to personalise our website for you;

(c)    security - we use cookies as an element of the security measures used to protect user accounts, including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our website and services generally;

(d)    analysis - we use cookies to help us to analyse the use and performance of our website and services (cookies used for this purpose are: Google Analytics); and

(e)    cookie consent - we use cookies to store your preferences in relation to the use of cookies more generally (cookies used for this purpose are: CookieControl).

4.      Cookies used by our service providers

4.1    Our service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website.

4.2    We use Google Analytics. Google Analytics gathers information about the use of our website by means of cookies. The information gathered is used to create reports about the use of our website. You can find out more about Google's use of information by visiting and you can review Google's privacy policy at The relevant cookies are: _ga_ gali _gat _gid.

4.3    We use to host audio files. This service uses cookies for the purpose of remembering information about your current session (for instance, how much of an audio file you have listened to. You can view the privacy policy of this service provider at The relevant cookies are: _buzzsprout_session.

4.4    ‌We use Google Adwords Conversion tracking to track conversions of our online advertising. This service uses cookies for the purpose of recognising when you have interacted with our website after clicking on one of our online adverts. You can view Google's privacy policy at

4.5    ‌We embed videos using Vimeo. When you press play Vimeo will load third party cookies to enable the the video to play and to collect analytics data such as how long a viewer has watched the video. These cookies do not track individuals.

4.6    ‌‌We embed videos using YouTube. When you view a YouTube video on our website, YouTube will set a cookie to measure how you interact with that video.

5.      Managing cookies

5.1    Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

(a) (Chrome);

(b) (Firefox);

(c) (Opera);

(d) (Internet Explorer);

(e) (Safari); and

(f) (Edge).

5.2    Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

5.3    If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.

6.      Cookie preferences

6.1    You can manage your preferences relating to the use of cookies on our website by visiting: and using the cookie control icon in the bottom left hand corner of the screen.

7.      Our details

7.1    This website is owned and operated by Gresham College.

7.2    We are registered in England and Wales under registration number 2953431, and our registered office is at Barnard’s Inn Hall, Holborn, London, EC1N 2HH.

7.3    Our principal place of business is at Barnard’s Inn Hall, Holborn, London, EC1N 2HH.

7.4    You can contact us:

(a)    by post, to the postal address given above;

(b)    by telephone, on 020 7831 0575; or

(c)    by email, using