Oxford Wave Research Cookie Policy

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What’s a cookie?

A “cookie” is a piece of information that is stored on your computer’s hard drive and which records how you move your way around a website so that, when you revisit that website, it can present tailored options based on the information stored about your last visit. Cookies can also be used to analyse traffic and for advertising and marketing purposes. Cookies are used by nearly all websites and do not harm your system.

If you want to check or change what types of cookies you accept, this can usually be altered within your browser settings. You can block cookies at any time by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

How do we use cookies?

We use cookies to track your use of our website. This enables us to understand how you use the site and track any patterns with regards how you are using our website. This helps us to develop and improve our website as well as products and / or services in response to what you might need or want.

Cookies are either:

  • Session cookies: these are only stored on your computer during your web session and are automatically deleted when you close your browser – they usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page but they do not collect any personal data from your computer; or
  • Persistent cookies: a persistent cookie is stored as a file on your computer and it remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again.

Cookies can also be categorised as follows:

Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential to enable you to use the website effectively, such as when buying a product and / or service, and therefore cannot be turned off. Without these cookies, the services available to you on our website cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.

– Performance cookies: These cookies enable us to monitor and improve the performance of our website. For example, they allow us to count visits, identify traffic sources and see which parts of the site are most popular.

– Functionality cookies: These cookies allow our website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced features. For instance, we may be able to provide you with news or updates relevant to the services you use. They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as viewing a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymised.

We use cookies (set by us) on www.oxfordwaveresearch.com and all web URLs ending in oxfordwaveresearch.com.

Cookie Name Purpose
ASPNET_Sessionid This is the identifier to your current session in ASP.net and is required mainly to interact with our technology demonstrators and online services
WordPress This is the identifier to your current session in WordPress and is fundamental to the sites function.

We also use third party cookies on www.oxfordwaveresearch.com and all web URLs ending in oxfordwaveresearch.com as described below;

Cookie Name Purpose
Google Analytics Google analytics collects statistical data about how you use oxfordwaveresearch.com  The information is used to track performance of oxfordwaveresearch.com and to help us improve the service we offer to you. For more information on the privacy practices of Google Analytics please visit


Intercom We use Intercom to provide live and off-line chat support on oxfordwaveresearch.com. By using Intercom we provide a limited amount of your information (such as sign-up date and some personal information like your email address) to Intercom, Inc. (“Intercom”) and utilize Intercom to collect data for analytics purposes when you visit our website or use our product. As a data processor acting on our behalf, Intercom analyzes your use of our website and/or product and tracks our relationship by way of cookies and similar technologies so that we can improve our service to you. For more information on Intercom’s use of cookies, please visit https://www.intercom.com/terms-and-policies#cookie-policy. We may also use Intercom as a medium for communications, either through email, or through messages within our product(s). As part of our service agreements, Intercom collects publicly available contact and social information related to you, such as your email address, gender, company, job title, photos, website URLs, social network handles and physical addresses, to enhance your user experience. For more information on the privacy practices of Intercom, please visit https://www.intercom.com/terms-and-policies#privacy. Intercom’s services are governed by Intercom’s terms of use which can be found at https://www.intercom.com/terms-and-policies#terms. If you would like to opt out of having this information collected by or submitted to Intercom, please contact us.
YouTube Some of the videos you may view on oxfordwaveresearch.com are made available through YouTube, which collects statistical  information and data about the videos you have viewed. YouTube does not have an independent cookie policy, but uses the privacy policy of Google, it’s parent company http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html.
Twitter If you ‘Tweet’ by using a link on oxfordwaveresearch.com to share content on twitter, twitter sets a cookie to remember that you’ve already shared this information. For more information on the privacy practices of Twitter  please visit  http://twitter.com/privacy.
SoundCloud Some audio recordings you may listen to on oxfordwaveresearch.com are made available through SoundCloud which collects statistical  information and data about the audio you have listened to. For more information on the privacy practices of SoundCloud please visit https://pages.soundcloud.com/geo/uk_us_ie/legal/privacy-policy