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Cookies are text files placed on your computer or other device to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. When you visit our websites, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology.

Cookies do not place viruses on your computer and cannot run programs.

Our cookies do not provide us with any private or personally identifiable information about you. All data that is gathered is anonymous.

For further information, visit the All About Cookies website:

How do we use them?

This website only uses cookies that are essential to its use, or which record your use of the website to help us understand how it’s used.

Our cookies

Cookie DomainDescriptionType
AcceptCookies birminghambrc.nihr.ac.uk Persistent for one year. Used to store whether you have agreed to receive cookies. (Strictly necessary cookie.) Necessary 
WordPress_[hash] birminghambrc.nihr.ac.uk This cookie is used to store your authentication details upon login and is limited to the admin area. Necessary 
wordpress_logged_in_[hash] birminghambrc.nihr.ac.uk This cookie enables the interface to recognize you as a logged-in user and determine which account and preferences to use for various features. This is only for certain users who log-in. Necessary 
elementor birminghambrc.nihr.ac.uk The website’s WordPress theme uses this cookie. It allows the website owner to implement or change the website’s content in real-time. Necessary 
_GRECAPTCHA google.com Google Recaptcha service sets this cookie to identify bots to protect the website against malicious spam attacks. Necessary 
_ga google.com  Google Analytics sets this cookie to calculate visitor, session and campaign data and track site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognise unique visitors. 3rd Party 
NID google.com Google uses NID, based on recent searches and interactions, to customise ads on Google websites. 3rd Party 
1P_JAR google.com Google uses 1P_JAR, based on recent searches and interactions, to customise ads on Google websites. 3rd Party 
SOCS, and CONSENT google.com Google uses the ‘CONSENT’ cookie, which lasts for 2 years, to store a user’s state regarding their cookies choices. Another cookie, ‘SOCS’, lasts for 13 months and is also used to store a user’s state regarding their cookies choices. 3rd Party 
AEC google.com Some cookies such as AEC and other technologies are used to prevent spam, fraud, and abuse. 3rd Party 
personalization_id twitter.com personalization_id allows the sharing of content on Twitter. 3rd Party 
guest_id* twitter.com guest_id collects anonymous data related to the user’s visits to the website, such as the number of visits, and average time spent on the web site, with the purpose of personalising and improving the Twitter service. 3rd Party 
twid twitter.com This cookie is for authentication 3rd Party 
auth_token twitter.com This cookie is for account login and authentication 3rd Party 
kdt twitter.com This cookie is to authenticate a known device 3rd Party 
ct0 twitter.com This cookie is for authentication 3rd Party 

For further information on Google Analytics cookies, please visit the Google Analytics page on cookie usage.

Our forms may ask you to complete a reCAPTCHA field. reCAPTCHA helps with website security by preventing malicious computer programmes from submitting form data. Using reCAPTCHA may install additional cookies on your device. For further details, please see Google’s privacy policy.

We also embed our twitter posts into certain sections of our website. Please visit twitters cookie policy for further information about their cookie usage.

How to manage cookies

You can set your browser not to accept cookies, and you can remove those that have already been installed. However, this may mean that some of our website won’t work correctly.

The Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on may help if you would like to prevent Google Analytics cookies from being installed.

Last reviewed: 07.03.24