Privacy Policy

Who we are

This website is the WordPress blog for the UCL Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences.

This website address is: and we also have a website here:


We have decided to turn off the comment functionality for this blog.

If used, we would collect the data shown in the comments form, in addition to the visitor's IP address and the browser user agent string, to enable commenting and detect and prevent spam.

The Gravatar service uses an anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash). This service is not used on this website.


Users may not upload media to this website. Should you upload media to this, or any other website, ensure personally identifiable meta data (e.g. a geolocated photograph taken at home) is removed first.


Comments are not enabled on this website. If comments were enabled on our site, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. This applies to blog administrators and authors, and other visitors may not login.

When authors and administrators log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

This blog uses Google Analytics, a free service which tracks users on this website. Demographic and other user information is collected and stored.

You can disable cookies in your browser, and/or install browser plugins, in order to opt-out of Google Analytics cookies.

By continuing to use this website, you consent to the use of cookies, including cookies generated by third-party services such as Google Analytics.

In addition to Google Analytics, this website also uses JetPack, which as well as collecting and storing information on web traffic, decreases page/image load times.

Embedded content from other websites

Blog posts may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

For example, if you watch an embedded YouTube video on this website, you will likely receive the same cookies as if you visited YouTube.

Who we share your data with

Google Analytics store data on visits to this website and information about each visitor. This data/information is not personally identifiable.

Data may be shared internally within UCL, including a summary of blog posts or a web analytics report for example. No personally identifiable data collected about this websites visitors will be shared internally or externally. Such information is not recorded or stored.

How long we retain your data

We do not retain any data about visitors to this website, except for the data retained within Google Analytics. This non-identifiable data may be held indefinitely.

What rights you have over your data

Commenting and user accounts are not enabled in this WordPress blog and we therefore do not store any personally identifiable data.

We will continue to hold data on website traffic/visitors gathered via Google Analytics.

Last updated: Friday 26th March 2021