1. What are cookies? 

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device when you visit a website or app. Cookies help to make websites work. They can also improve the performance of a site and some provide information to the owners of the site. Cookies do not store or collect information about you like your name. But they do collect information that relates to, for example, the devices you use to access the internet and your browsing history. In this cookies policy, we'll refer to cookies as shorthand for any technology that stores information on your device or gains access to information on your device (for example pixels and tags). 

2. Who we are 

Cancer Grand Challenges is a global funding platform founded by Cancer Research UK and the National Cancer Institute. Cancer Research UK provides and is responsible for the Cancer Grand Challenges website. When you use our website or our other online portals and provide information to us, Cancer Research UK is the data controller of your personal information. 

3. The cookies we use 

There's more information about the cookies we use in section 5 of this policy. There are also details about why we use them, where they appear and how long they stay on your device. We use ‘first party cookies’. Cancer Grand Challenges sets these when you visit our website. These allow us to understand how our website is used through services such as Google Analytics. We also use ‘third party cookies’. Third parties set and use these on websites other than Cancer Grand Challenges. Third parties include our advertising partners and social media providers, such as Facebook. We do not govern the use of third-party cookies. To understand more about these third party cookies and their privacy policies please visit their websites. 

4. Managing your cookie settings 

Some of the cookies we use are essential for parts of our website to work properly. These are called strictly necessary cookies. For all non-essential cookies, you can choose whether we use them or not. You can change your cookie preferences in our preference panel. For chrome users you will need to be using a browser version of 67 and later in order for your settings to be applied. We will ask you to re-consent to your cookie preferences every 90 days. Or you can change your cookie settings in your web browser. 

5. Changes to this policy 

We may update how we use cookies (and this policy) from time to time. So please check regularly to keep up to date with any changes. 

6. List of cookies 

The cookies we use on our website fall into one of these categories: 

  • Strictly necessary 
  • Performance 

Strictly Necessary Cookies 

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off. They do not store any information that we can use to identify you. 

We use them for things like remembering your privacy settings or any information that you enter into online forms. 

You can set your browser to block these cookies, but then some parts of the website won’t work. 

Are necessary for the website to function properly 

Can be blocked but will then impact the performance of the website 

Do not store any personal information 

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We use performance cookies to track how many people are visiting the website so we can measure and improve its performance. They help us to know which pages are popular and to see how you move around the website.

You can still use the site without performance cookies. But we won’t know when you’ve visited and won’t be able to monitor and improve its performance.

  • Record visits and behaviour on the website
  • Help us understand which pages are the most and least popular
  • Help us to improve this website’s performance


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