Privacy and cookies

This is a privacy notice for the Bowel Cancer Intelligence UK website. This notice has been updated in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Please note our website uses Google Analytics. You can prevent your data being used by Google Analytics via an Opt-out Browser Add-on.

What is the purpose of this notice?
This notice tells you how the University of Leeds (University) will collect and use your personal data when you access this website. The University is a Controller of this personal data for the purposes of data protection legislation.

 What happens when the notice is updated?
We keep the information provided in this notice under review. If we make any substantial updates, we will draw these to your attention via the website news section.

What information do we collect?
When you access our web pages your browser provides information to us. This means your Internet Protocol address, browser type, and potentially the address of the page you last visited, will be automatically recorded by the University. This data may be used to aid detection in the event of a security breach. The legal basis for this processing is necessity to pursue our legitimate interests to keep our website secure. The University retains this data in a form from which you may be identifiable for a period of up to one month. We also use Google Analytics cookies.

 What Google Analytics cookies do we use?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device by websites that you visit. We use these Google Analytics cookies:


These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information on the number of visitors, where they have come to the website from, and which pages they have visited. Google provides information on how it uses information from sites that use its services.

 How can I prevent my data being used by Google Analytics?
You can prevent your data being used by Google Analytics via an Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Where can I learn more about my rights under the DPA 2018 and GDPR?
The ICO website provides information on your rights.
If you are concerned about the way your personal data may have been processed you can contact the University Data Protection Officer:

David Wardle (
University of Leeds
Room 11.72 EC Stoner Building

If you remain dissatisfied then you have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner’s Office,
Wycliffe House,
Water Lane,
Cheshire SK9 5AF

This notice was last updated on 05/10/2020.