Privacy policy and cookies

Privacy policy and cookies

Protecting your personal information

Privacy policy for the University of Cambridge alumni and development websites and all their subdomains (‘our/the site’) at alumni.cam.ac.uk, philanthropy.cam.ac.uk and my.homerton.cam.ac.uk.

This privacy policy supplements the University of Cambridge websites privacy policy.

How we protect your information and credit card transactions

We use technical and organisational security measures to keep your information secure. This site uses specialist third party services to process your payments securely. We use industry standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates to encrypt your information when it is passed to these providers. Shortly after a purchase or refund is processed, you will receive a confirmation via email. You are advised to print out and save a copy of the order confirmation for verification necessary to request refunds or resolve any disputes.

Cookies and web storage

This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. These 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. Cookies also allow websites to respond to you as an individual.

This site uses cookies to recognise you and allow you to automatically log in without re-entering your username and password each time you visit. The cookies are encrypted and do not save any Personally Identifiable Information or Personal Information about you. If you do not enable cookies, you can still use the site but you will be required to enter your password each time you visit. If you enable cookies you can block or remove them at any time using the settings in your browser. If you block cookies, this may prevent you from taking full advantage of our website.

Alongside cookies, our website and the services we use may utilise 'web storage'. Web storage is more secure and performant than using cookies to store pieces of information.

We maintain a list of cookies which may be set on our websites, depending on the content you visit, which also describes how you can opt out of certain sets of cookies.