Terms of use & cookies

These Terms of Use apply to your access to and use of the Site.  All material and electronic files displayed on this web site belong to the UKAEA and are displayed here under the UKRI terms of reference for open access compliance as per the guidelines issued by https://www.ukri.org/funding/information-for-award-holders/open-access/. They may be downloaded and reproduced under the open access policy terms and conditions but credit must be acknowledged to UKAEA if used as a reference source

The UKAEA reserves the right, at its discretion, to make changes to any part of the Site and its related services. Due to its policy of updating and improving the Site, the UKAEA may wish to change Terms of use. If You use the Site or related service after the UKAEA has published or notified You of the changes, You are agreeing now to be bound by those terms

You agree to use the Sites only for lawful purposes and you acknowledge that your failure to do so may subject you to civil and criminal liability.

You agree not to disrupt, modify or interfere with the sites or its associated software, hardware and servers in any way, and you agree not to impede or interfere with others’ use of the sites. You further agree not to alter or tamper with any information or materials on, or associated with, the Sites.

Your use of this service is expressly conditioned upon your agreement to these Terms of Use. If you do not consent to these Terms of Use, you are not permitted to use the site

Information on how we use cookies

On 26 May 2011, the rules about cookies on websites changed. This site uses cookies. Some of the cookies we use are essential for parts of the site to operate and have already been set. Other cookies, such as the ones associated with Google Analytics, are used to monitor the usage and performance of this web site. You may delete and block all cookies from this site, but parts of the site will not work. You can turn cookies on and off by using the cookie control panel.

Our websites use cookies to distinguish you from other users of our sites. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our web pages and allows us to improve our sites.

Use of cookies 

A cookie is a small file that we store on your computer. This site only uses (and stores) non-essential cookies on your computer if you provide your consent.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why:

Source Cookie Type Purpose Impact of not setting this cookie Expires
UKAEA civicCookieControl Functionality Record acceptance of using cookies Prevents being asked about cookies on every visit to site When session finishes
UKAEA __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmt, __utmz Performance Collection of information about how visitors use our site, via Google Analytics. 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 Prevents us from collecting data about your usage of our website The longest lasting cookie expires two years after your last visit to the website


Third party cookies used on UKAEA-managed websites:

Source Cookie Type Purpose
YouTube Various Performance Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a YouTube video. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of YouTube users, including information that links your visits to our website with your Google account if you are signed in to one. Information about your use of our website, including your IP address, may be transmitted to Google and stored on servers in the United States. This cookie does not identify you personally unless you are logged into Google, in which case it is linked to your Google account

Cookie categories explained

Performance cookies: These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

Functionality cookies: These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, which we do not have any control over. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

You may delete and block all cookies from UKAEA sites, but parts of the sites will not work. You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.