Privacy and Cookies Policy
The information you provide to us is needed for us to manage your membership of, and / or participation in, the UK Access Management federation, operated by Jisc. We’ll use it, as described in our standard privacy notice (at https://www.jisc.ac.uk/website/privacy-notice), to provide the service you’ve requested, as well as to identify problems or ways to make the service better. We’ll keep the information until we are told that you no longer wish to be a member and / or participant. This service is covered by Jisc’s ISO`27001 Information Security certification.
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your device if you agree. The Central Discovery Service (WAYF) uses a cookie to remember your choice of host institution. This cookie enables us to store information about your choice of host institution, and so allow us to customise the Site by creating a shortcut to your choice of home institution.
We employ security measures to protect your information from access by unauthorised persons and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction or damage.
Please help us keep our records updated by informing us of any changes to your e-mail address and other contact details.
You have the right to ask for a copy of the personal information about you which is held by us in our records, in return for which we are permitted to charge a small fee.
The Sites may, from time to time, contain links to websites of third parties. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
If you have any queries concerning your personal information or any questions on our use of the information, then please contact the UK federation helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Types of Cookies We Use
We set a cookie in the Central Discovery Service to remember your choice of home institution.This allows us to present a shortcut to your identity provider when you next visit the Central Discovery Service.
This cookie is placed on your device by the UK federation and is retained in your browser for six months.
How to block cookies
You can restrict or block cookies which are set during your use of the website by changing your browser's settings. Some pages may not work if you completely disable cookies, but many third party cookies can be safely blocked.
Check information in your browser's help section for specific instructions on how to manage cookies. Alternatively, websites such as "All About Cookies" provide comprehensive guidance.
Cookies set across the UK federation Services and Sites
We set the following cookies.
|Cookie||Cookie name(s)||Data stored||When does it expire?||Description|
|Discovery History Cookie||_saml_idp||Character string.||This cookie expires 6 months after your last visit to the website.||This cookie enables us to store information about your host institution, and so allow us to customise the Site by creating a shortcut to your home institution.|
|Session ID||JSESSIONID||A random unique number or string of letters and numbers.||A session cookie is required to follow your progress through the Services and Sites. It is essential to ensure that any information you enter or routes you take are remembered by the Services and Sites. Without this cookie, every page you visited would treat you as a completely new visitor. This cookie does not identify you personally and is not linked to any other information we store about you.|