Cookie Policy

Your privacy – how cookies are used on our Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult (CGTC), Advanced Therapies Apprenticeship Community (ATAC), Advanced Therapies Skills Training Network (ATSTN) and Advanced Therapy Treatment Centres (ATTC) websites. Google Analytics on our CGTC website are set and controlled by Innovate UK and we have access to this data (please refer to the Innovate UK Cookie Policy for information on how they manage cookies, this can be found on their website).  Other cookies of the CGTC website are set and controlled by Cell Therapy Catapult Ltd. trading as Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult only.  All cookies, including Google Analytics set on our other websites are set and controlled by Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult.

Our websites use small amounts of data stored on your computer called ‘cookies’ to collect information about how visitors use our websites. You can control what cookies, if any, are stored on your computer. Find out more about cookies below.

Details of how to request personal information under the Data Protection Act (2018) can be found within our Privacy Policy.
Your consent applies to the following domains:

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file placed on your device when you visit one of our websites. It often includes a unique identifier and is stored on your device’s hard drive. We do not use cookies to collect information that can be used to identify you.

Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it. Your browser is the computer program you use to access the internet. By default, your browser will only allow a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, and not the cookies sent to you by any other website. This is to protect your privacy.

Types of cookies

There are effectively four different variants of cookies that websites create:

  • Session cookies – These types of cookies are only valid when the user browses a site and are expired when the user leaves a website.
  • Persistent cookies – Persistent cookies are not cleared when a user closes their browser. They are used to remember if the user has visited the site before, whether they ticked a ‘remember me’ type checkbox when logging into the site or where the user visited the website from.
  • First party cookies – First party cookies are examples that are only used within one particular website. Data from the cookie isn’t accessible to other websites.
  • Third party cookies – These cookies are set by external companies.

What type of data do cookies collect?

The type of data cookies collect depends on which cookies are being used and their purpose. The following list contains some examples of the kind of information our cookies may collect. This list is not exhaustive.

  • the type of device you are using (laptop, phone etc)
  • your browsing history
  • pages you have visited
  • the date you visited our website
  • a unique id
  • a session Id
  • username
  • your preferences
  • your IP address

Controlling what cookies are stored on your computer and how this may affect functionality.

You can block all cookies from our websites by adjusting your browser settings. However, if you do this our websites may not be fully functional.

If you want to restrict or block the cookies on our websites you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ menu in your browser should explain how you can do this, as well as how to delete cookies from your computer. For more information, the following links provide information on how to disable cookies user your browser settings:

Rejecting cookies – Mobile devices

For information about how to reject cookies on mobile devices, please see your device manual.

Third party cookies on our websites

Google Analytics Cookies

Google Analytics are a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. which are used on out websites.  Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use of our sites.

Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using the site, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

How to reject or delete this cookie:<

Full list of cookies on our websites

The following are names of cookies that are currently witnessed on our websites. Each cookie includes a short description of what the cookie does and what type of variant the cookie falls into. As mentioned, the Google Analytic cookies on the CGTC website are open to Innovate UK, on our other websites these cookies are managed by CGTC.

The cookies used on our website are grouped into the following categories.

The below list details the cookies used in our website.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-advertisementSet by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to record the user consent for the cookies in the "Advertisement" category .
viewed_cookie_policyThe cookie is set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin and is used to store whether or not user has consented to the use of cookies. It does not store any personal data.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessaryThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Necessary".
cookielawinfo-checbox-functionalThe cookie is set by GDPR cookie consent to record the user consent for the cookies in the category "Functional".
cookielawinfo-checkbox-performanceThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Performance".
cookielawinfo-checbox-analyticsThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Analytics".
cookielawinfo-checbox-othersThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Other.
_gatThis cookie is installed by Google Universal Analytics to restrain request rate and thus limit the collection of data on high traffic sites.
_gaThe _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors.
_gidInstalled by Google Analytics, _gid cookie stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating an analytics report of the website's performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.
CONSENTThese cookies are set via embedded youtube-videos. They register anonymous statistical data on for example how many times the video is displayed and what settings are used for playback.No sensitive data is collected unless you log in to your google account, in that case your choices are linked with your account, for example if you click “like” on a video.
IDEGoogle DoubleClick IDE cookies are used to store information about how the user uses the website to present them with relevant ads and according to the user profile.
YSCYSC cookie is set by Youtube and is used to track the views of embedded videos on Youtube pages.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVEA cookie set by YouTube to measure bandwidth that determines whether the user gets the new or old player interface.
test_cookieThe test_cookie is set by and is used to determine if the user's browser supports cookies.

How can I control the cookie preferences ?

You can manage your cookies preferences by clicking on the “Settings” button and enabling or disabling the cookie categories on the popup according to your preferences.

Should you decide to change your preferences later through your browsing session, you can click on the “Privacy & Cookie Policy” tab on your screen. This will display the consent notice again enabling you to change your preferences or withdraw your consent entirely.

In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. To find out more out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit,

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