Cookie policy


This page explains how we, the Independent Care Review at the University of Strathclyde, use cookies and similar technologies on our website and how we use any information you may provide when using this website.

Your privacy is very important to us and we will always aim to be transparent about why we use cookies in compliance with data protection legislation.

Read our Privacy notice

We also want to explain the choices you have as a user of this website so you can have a personalised experience that best meets your needs.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files that are downloaded onto a computer or device when someone visits a website. Cookies are widely used and help websites to recognise a device, and store some information about preferences and past actions.

Cookies can be set by the owners of a website you visit, and also by third parties who provide specific functions of a website. Third party cookies could be set by playing a video or sharing a blog post on social media for example.

Learn more about cookies from the Information Commissioner’s Office

Why we use cookies

Like most websites, we use cookies that allow us to continue to improve the site and enhance your experience when you visit. If we didn’t use cookies, this website wouldn’t work in the way you would expect. Browsing the site would take longer, you wouldn’t be able to properly view all the different parts of the site, and we would be less clear about how to make changes that all users benefit from.

Cookies help us:

  • Provide a website that works the way you would expect
  • Remember your preferences between visits
  • Improve the speed and security of the site
  • Remember what’s been added to your shopping basket
  • Make logging in to your account quicker and easier
  • Allow you to share information on social media accounts
  • Improve your overall website experience

What cookies do we use?

Session cookies

These cookies usually last for the duration that a user reads or browses a website. When you leave a web page or close your browser, our session cookies should be removed from your computer or device.

Persistent cookies

A persistent cookie for a website exists on a computer or device until a future date. Our persistent cookies may be set to expire in days, months, or years. These cookies will remember your settings to make return visits easier.


We use Google Analytics to help us understand what web pages are popular and how users navigate our site. The information provided by analytics is anonymous and gives us a general picture of activity.

Opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics

Manage cookies using your browser

Your internet browser on a PC or laptop should have settings that let you manage cookies, giving you options to block and delete them. However, doing this could affect how well a website functions.

Every browser is different and some may offer more levels of control than others. Smartphone and tablet users will also be able to manage cookies using browser settings or device settings.

Below are links to cookie settings on some popular browsers

If your browser is not listed here, try searching for the manufacturer’s documentation on cookies or visit the settings or tools option where a range of controls will be listed.

Will cookies on this website change?

If there’s a way to further improve your experience of visiting this website in future, we may install or add on new elements. This could result in more, or different, cookies being used.

In the event of this, protecting your privacy and data will remain our priority. Please visit this policy page regularly to keep up to date with any changes.

If you have any questions about our cookies, email: