Lady Margaret Hall believes in only using website cookies when strictly necessary and will not use cookies for any targeted or advertising purposes. By using the Lady Margaret Hall website you are agreeing to allow the use of the cookies as defined by the College.


What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. You can find more information about cookies at

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience.


How do I control cookies on my device?

You can find more information on how to delete and control cookies using your browser at


Cookies used on the Lady Margaret Hall Website

  • ‘cookieconsent_dismissed’
    • functional cookie, records user dismissal of cookies warning banner
    • expiry time- 365 days
  • Google Analytics- _ga, _gat, _gat_oxRollUpTracker and _gat_UA-1979755-1
    • These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
  • Google Maps- NID, PREF and khcookie
    • These cookies are used by Google to track how many people are using their maps.
  • YouTube- use_hitbox, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
    • YouTube may still set cookies on the user's computer once the visitor clicks on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.


Please see the following summary on the role of the category of cookies. The categories come from the ICC UK Cookie Guide.

Category 1: Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping cart or e-billing, cannot be provided.

Category 2: 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.

Category 3: 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.

Category 4: Targeting cookies or advertising cookies (not used at all on the LMH website)
These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.