Privacy & cookie policy

Privacy notice

Though managed independently, the NC3Rs is represented legally by the Medical Research Council which is part of UK Research and Innovation.

The privacy notice and policies of the NC3Rs and its website fall within the scope of the MRC/UKRI Data Protection Policy and Privacy Notice. Your use of this website is subject to the following Terms and conditions of website use.


When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. This sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

 These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

  • Enabling a service to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information during one task.
  • Recognising that you have already given a username and password so you don't need to enter it for every web page requested.
  • Measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and that there is enough capacity to ensure they are fast.

You can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them from: and

The list below shows all of the cookies that are set by the NC3Rs and the third-party services we use. If you have any queries about these cookies or would like more information about them, please get in touch.

Our use of cookies

The list below shows all of the cookies that are set by the NC3Rs and the third-party services we use. 

Name Typical Content   Expires
__atvuc AddThis: small JavaScript cookie to make sure users see an updated count if they share a page on social media and return to it before the share count cache is updated. No data is sent back to AddThis. Users can opt-out through the AddThis site: 2 years
Google Analytics: randomly generated numbers and information on how the site was reached (i.e. directly or via a link, organic search or paid search). Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage. This is to ensure that the website is available when you want it and to help us understand what you want to use. For further details on the cookies set by Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Code website. 30 minutes - 2 years
_utmc is deleted when you close your browser
has_js Drupal: session cookie used to determine whether a browser has JavaScript enabled. when you close your browser


Further information

If you have further questions about this policy, please contact: