IALS privacy and cookies

IALS privacy and cookie usage policies

This privacy policy sets out how the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) uses and protects any information that you provide to us when you use the IALS website and IALS online services. This page ensures that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we may share it with other parties.

By continuing your navigation of this site and IALS online services provided by it you are consenting to the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and School of Advanced Study, University of London collecting and using your information for the purposes stated below.

Privacy commitment and Personal information statement

IALS may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:

Information about your computer and about your visits to and use of our websites. This data includes your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views, website navigation, and download activity from our websites
Information provided by you to us for the purpose of registration such as events. Registration requires that you provide us with your First Name; Surname; email address; and usually Professional Status; Country; and Institutional Affiliation
Any other information that you choose to send to us.

The information is gathered purely for statistical and archival purposes. We will not use this data for profit or disclose any information to third parties unless required to do so by law. The general statistics we collect regarding user activity do not disclose private or specific information regarding individual users.

Please see also the Privacy Statement of the School of Advanced Study, University of London.

Cookies - Information automatically collected from your computer

When you visit www.ials.sas.ac.uk and our associated online services the IALS may store some information commonly known as a "cookie"

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files used by a website to 'request' information from your website or mobile device browser, return the information to the website and then store the information. Cookies can be requested by any website and are placed on your device's hard drive. Cookies allow the web application to tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

You can control cookies through your web browser settings. Find out more about cookies and how to manage them on the Directgov website.

Use of cookies by the IALS

We only collect personally non-identifiable information for reporting and analysis purposes. We may collect the following information:

  • number of visitors including unique visitors to the site
  • number of page views
  • time spent viewing pages
  • type of browsers used to view the site
  • number of document and/or video downloads

We collect and analyse this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service by making improvements to our website and IALS online services.

We also use these statistics in reporting on our activities to our UK funders i.e. Higher Education Funding Council for England.

We will not disclose this information to third parties (except as specified above)

Other / 3rd Party cookies

Cookie Name Purpose More information
Google analytics

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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve our site and services. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of and type of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited .Please see the Privacy Notice of Google for more information

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Fbm_xxxxxxxxxxx, Fbsr_xxxxxxxxxxx

he information that is collected is a session ID to enable further Facebook connectivity Please see the Privacy Notice of Facebook for more information
Twitter widgets + tweet buttons


Set by Twitter when we use the Twitter widgets and the 'Tweet' social bookmarking links. Please see the Twitter Privacy and cookie policies for full information

Wordpress blog System cookies


These cookies are set by the SAS Wordpress blog server, for logged in users and for commenters.

The IALS Blog and several of our research centre blogs run on Wordpress. See here for more information about Wordpress cookie usage.

 Addthis.com social bookmark links service uid
On some menu pages of our sites we include the AddThis social media sharing widgets Please see the Addthis.com Privacy policy for full information

To opt out of being tracked by AddThis.com social links service see https://datacloudoptout.oracle.com/

Links to other websites

Our website and online service also contain links to other websites. Once you have followed these links to leave our site, please remember that IALS privacy and cookie policies no longer apply and we are not responsible for the privacy notices and practices of other websites linked from our own.

If you have any further questions about the information collected please contact the IALS Digital Manager: narayana.harave@sas.ac.uk

Page last updated: 24th November 2020