Over 4000 free audio and video lectures, seminars and teaching resources from Oxford University.
Skip to Content Skip to Navigation


This policy explains what types of personal information will be gathered when you visit the Oxford University Podcasts website ("this website"), and how this information will be used.
Please note that although this website provides links to other websites, this policy only applies to the webpages hosted under The Oxford University Podcasts domain (i.e. pages with URLs containing podcasts.ox.ac.uk).

Personal Information

On some parts of this site, you may be asked to provide some limited personal information in order to enable the provision of certain services e.g. feedback, enquiries, etc. The University of Oxford may store this information manually or electronically. By supplying this information you are consenting to The University of Oxford holding and using it for the purposes for which it was provided. Information provided will be kept only for as long as is necessary to fulfil that purpose. Personal information will not be sold to third parties, or provided to direct marketing companies. Personal information collected and/or processed by The University of Oxford is held in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998.


Due to the EU Cookie Law, we are currently in the processing of auditing all cookie usage within this website.

A website cookie is a piece of text that a web server can store on a user's system for later retrieval. For example, a web site might generate a unique ID number for each visitor and store the ID number on each user's machine using a cookie file.

Your web browser will have options to show you all the cookies stored and will allow you to delete some/all of them as you wish.

Cookies may be

  • fundamentally necessary for the delivery of the web service you are using, e.g. enable tracking of items in an online shopping basket or to enable session tracking for a service that you log in to,
  • may be necessary to benefit from the full functionality of the service, but not essential for some level of service,
  • may be for the benefit of the service provider or to allow the service provider to better understand its users and hence provide a better service, e.g. analytical tools so a site can produce statistics on the types of users it has or the sections of its site that are most popular
  • but could equally be for a wide range of other purposes.

    Name Set By Description
    __utma Google Analytics Used site-wide to help us track visitor usage
    __utmb Google Analytics Used site-wide to help us track visitor usage
    __utmc Google Analytics Used site-wide to help us track visitor usage
    __utmz Google Analytics Used site-wide to help us track visitor usage
    has_js Our Content Management System Used site-wide to help determine user authentication