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1. How to control and delete cookies

EMBL will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by EMBL websites, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.

To control cookies yourself see the following:

Using Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer:

Using Mozilla Firefox:

Using Apple Safari:

Using Google Chrome:

For other browsers please consult the documentation or visit the web site of the provider or maintainer.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact the functionality of the EMBL website for you as a user.


2. List of the main EMBL cookies

This is a list of the main cookies set by EMBL’s web pages, and what each is used for:

Cookie ID Description
Email Maintains email from client if provided



3. Third-party cookies

EMBL uses suppliers who set cookies on the EMBL website on its behalf in order to deliver the services that they are providing. If you would like more information about the cookies used by these suppliers, as well as information on how to opt-out, please see their individual privacy policies.

Cookie ID Description
Google Analytics

EMBL uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use of the EMBL website and to compile reports for us on activity over all of EMBL’s web pages.

Google has established a comprehensive set of principles, practices and processes governing data privacy and security in respect of Google Analytics. These can be found here:

For visitors that do not want their visit data used by Google Analytics, Google developed the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. Browsers that have this add-on installed communicate with the Google Analytics JavaScript to indicate that information about the website visit should not be sent to Google Analytics. The Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on does not prevent information from being sent to the website itself or to other web analytics services. The Add-on can be found here:

Sharing tools EMBL websites carry embedded ‘share’ buttons to enable users of the site to easily share information with their friends through a number of popular social networks. These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service. EMBL does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.
YouTube On the EMBL websites we sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such as YouTube. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. EMBL does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

How to reject or delete this cookie:


Last update: 30 October 2012