Cookies and Privacy

Maughan Library Exterior

protecting your privacy

What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files, which identify a user's computer to our server. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, just the computer used. The King's website uses cookies for collecting user information. The information that we gather from cookies may be used in the same way as detailed in our Data Protection policy.

King's website uses persistent cookies - these are used to track returning visitors. They expire after 12 months and enable us to compare website traffic from month to month.   

You can reject cookies. Most browsers allow you to refuse cookies - consult the help section of the browser toolbar. Information on controlling cookies or rejecting cookies is available from several web sites, e.g.

Session cookies used on this site

These cookies are deleted when you close your browser.  Nothing is retained on your computer.

These are session cookies that identifies a unique visit to the site.  

Persistent cookies

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These cookies allow Google Analytics to track the usage of the site. 

We use Google Analytics to better understand how our customers navigate to and through our website and how often they return. Google Analytics help us to track the effectiveness of digital marketing (advertising) campaigns.    Find out more about the Google Cookies from Google support. 

Privacy information

King's College London is committed to protecting your privacy.

This statement is made in the light of the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 in order to alert you to the data processing practices which will govern the processing of your copies.

Please click here for further information on the King’s College London Privacy Policy.

If you have any queries about this statement please contact:

Legal Compliance team
King's College London - Waterloo Campus
Room G37.  James Clerk Maxwell Building
57 Waterloo Road

For more information please see the full King's College London privacy statement.