What is a cookie?
A cookie is a set of letters and numbers. Web browsers typically store each cookie as a small text that is placed on your computer or other device. The cookie is used to identify the user or device and to collect information. Cookies are typically assigned to one of four categories, depending on their function and intended purpose: strictly necessary cookies, performance cookies, functional cookies, and cookies for targeted marketing purposes.
Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies you, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
Cookie types we use
We use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. By default these cookies are active as they support necessary functionality. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block these cookies or to alert you about them, but some parts of the site will not then work.
- Performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. We use this information for general analysis. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site and will not be able to monitor its performance.
- Functional cookies. These cookies enable our website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region). If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. These cookies may be set through our site by our third-parties. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
Third party cookies
You block cookies 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 strictly necessary cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
Our site includes social networking features, such as linking to our social media channels, 'like' and 'share' buttons and other widgets. These Services may collect information such as the web pages you visited and IP addresses, and may set cookies to enable features to function properly. We are not responsible for the security or privacy of any information collected by these third-parties. You should review the privacy and cookie notices of the third-party services you connect to, use, or access. If you do not want your personal information shared with your social media account provider or other users of the social media service, please do not use any of the social media services or links on our site.
Learn more about cookies
Our website provides a tool to manage cookies.
In addition, most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary between browsers and versions of browsers. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:
Sussex Innovation Centre Management Limited ('SInC') manages the Sussex Innovation Centre and Sussex Innovation Croydon, and acts as the focus for encouraging and supporting technology and knowledge-based companies in Sussex and the South East. The company also provides business support services to assist in the commercialisation of research expertise at the University of Sussex and to encourage student entrepreneurship.
Our contact details
Sussex Innovation Centre Management Limited
The Sussex Innovation Centre
Science Park Square
+44 (0)1273 704 400
Cookies notice compliance
We have appointed a Data Protection Officer to oversee compliance with this privacy notice. If you have any questions about this privacy notice or how we handle your personal information, please contact the Data Protection Officer by email here.