As part of the University of Edinburgh, all Business School websites are covered under the University Website Privacy Policy

Notification of changes

We may amend this policy from time to time. If we make any substantial changes we will notify you by posting a prominent notice on the website.


Information collected on our website

If you submit personal information to us using the Business School website (for example, via a sign-up form or registration at one of our events), we will ask you if you would also like to receive news and information that we think you will find interesting. You can choose whether you wish to receive such messages by email.

You can opt to stop receiving information at any time using the unsubscribe link in the footer of emails sent via Mailchimp.

Use of MailChimp and their privacy policy

The University of Edinburgh Business School use MailChimp as their bulk email service to send email communications.

Recipient lists, including email addresses, are stored on the MailChimp server in the USA for the purposes of email newsletter distribution.

If you would prefer that your data is not shared with MailChimp, you can opt out from further communications at any point by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the footer of emails sent by the Business School via Mailchimp.

Further information

Sharing information

We will not sell or rent your personal information to third parties without your consent.

Cookies and web beacons

We may use cookies and other technology to track open rates in our emails, to track online interaction with our website and to enhance or tailor the communications we send. Information gathered through usage of a cookie is not linked to any personal identifying information.

Full details of the cookies we may use are given under Use of cookies by the Business School

Opt out

You can choose to unsubscribe from receiving information from the Business School at any time either by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the footer of our email messages.


Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

We use cookies to ensure you have the best user experience when visiting our website. We don't use them to store personal information, and we only set third party cookies where we have no other option. You can disable cookies if you wish and still use the website. We would recommend against this however, as you will have a poor user experience. This is because parts of the site won't work properly.

Information about how to manage cookies is available on the AboutCookies.org and Information Commissioner's Office websites.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

N.B. You should consider this information in conjunction with our website Terms & Conditions

Cookie Name Purpose More Information
JSESSIONID
beacon-4.newrelic.com
Short lived session cookie set by the New Relic service which we use to monitor the health and performance of our web servers. See the New Relic privacy policy for more details:
http://newrelic.com/privacy
commenter_name
blogs.business-school.ed.ac.uk
A cookie set when someone logs into our blogs site to leave a comment.
mt_commenter
blogs.business-school.ed.ac.uk
A cookie set when someone logs into our blogs site to leave a comment.
__utmc
.business-school.ed.ac.uk
A Google Analytics cookie. 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 the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. To find out more about Google Analytics privacy policies or to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit:
http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
__utmb
.business-school.ed.ac.uk
A Google Analytics cookie. 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 the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. To find out more about Google Analytics privacy policies or to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit:
http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
__utmz
.business-school.ed.ac.uk
A Google Analytics cookie. 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 the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. To find out more about Google Analytics privacy policies or to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit:
http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
__utma
.business-school.ed.ac.uk
A Google Analytics cookie. 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 the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. To find out more about Google Analytics privacy policies or to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit:
http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
PREF
.google.com
This is a third party Google cookie set by our site search facility (which uses the Google CSE service) or when you recommend a page on Google+. See the Google privacy for further details:
http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
__cfduid
.pingdom.net
3rd party cookie provided by the Pingdom service which we use to monitor how quickly our pages load for our users and ensure our website remains fast. See the Pingdom Privacy Policy for further information:
https://www.pingdom.com/legal/privacy-policy/
_pk_ses.1.4696
www.business-school.ed.ac.uk
A short lived 1st party session cookie for our in-house site usage monitoring. No personal information is stored.
sq-active-remote-session
www.business-school.ed.ac.uk
Cookie set by the software we use to manage our website and essential to its operation. A system cookie which is removed when you close your browser. No personal information is stored.
SQ_SYSTEM_SESSION
www.business-school.ed.ac.uk
Cookie set by the software we use to manage our website and essential to its operation. A system cookie which is removed when you close your browser. No personal information is stored.
cosign-eucsCosign-www.business-school.ed.ac.uk
www.business-school.ed.ac.uk
Cookie set when you log in to one of our EASE protected website such our intranets. (Only affects staff and students). Visit the EASE website for more details:
http://www.ease.ed.ac.uk
PHPSESSID
www.business-school.ed.ac.uk
Session cookie essential to the operation of some parts of the website. Removed when you close your browser. No personal information is stored.
accept_cookies
www.business-school.ed.ac.uk
A persistent cookie which is set when you have read our cookie disclaimer and clicked OK I understand. Used to determine whether to show the cookie disclaimer. This cookie will persist for 3650 days after you have clicked OK I understand. No personal information is stored.
_pk_id.1.4696
www.business-school.ed.ac.uk
A 1st party cookie for our in-house site usage monitoring. No personal information is stored.
HSID
.youtube.com
A third party cookie set by YouTube when you play a video on the site. Covered under Google's privacy policies as the owners of YouTube
http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
LOGIN_INFO
.youtube.com
A third party cookie set by YouTube when you play a video on the site. Covered under Google's privacy policies as the owners of YouTube
http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
.youtube.com
A third party cookie set by YouTube when you play a video on the site. Covered under Google's privacy policies as the owners of YouTube
http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
.youtube.com
A third party cookie set by YouTube when you play a video on the site. Covered under Google's privacy policies as the owners of YouTube
http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
PREF
.youtube.com
A third party cookie set by YouTube when you play a video on the site. Covered under Google's privacy policies as the owners of YouTube
http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
SID
.youtube.com
A third party cookie set by YouTube when you play a video on the site. Covered under Google's privacy policies as the owners of YouTube
http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
use_hitbox
.youtube.com
A third party cookie set by YouTube when you play a video on the site. Covered under Google's privacy policies as the owners of YouTube
http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
demographics
.youtube.com
A third party cookie set by YouTube when you play a video on the site. Covered under Google's privacy policies as the owners of YouTube
http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
dkv
.youtube.com
A third party cookie set by YouTube when you play a video on the site. Covered under Google's privacy policies as the owners of YouTube
http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
SSID
.youtube.com
A third party cookie set by YouTube when you play a video on the site. Covered under Google's privacy policies as the owners of YouTube
http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/