Version 1.0.1

Dated: 06th January 2021

MRC Harwell’s website ( puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site.

How cookies are used on

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use our site ( This data is used to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.

Data Collection

MRC Harwell has integrated the use of Google Analytics with the anonymizer function. This data is only used for statistical purposes and to improve our internet presence. IP addresses are anonymized so this information cannot be associated with individual visitors. 


If you wish to restrict, delete or block the cookies which are set by our website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how.

You can also use Google Analytics’ currently available opt-outs for the web to disable tracking by Google analytics.

Cookie IDDurationProviderDescription
ccbcookie50 the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain
_ga2 yearsGoogle Analytics Used to distinguish users.
_gid24 hoursGoogle Analytics Used to distinguish users.
_gat1 minuteGoogle AnalyticsUsed to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _gtag_<property-id>.