Cookie Policy

Oxford Biomedica plc

This Cookie Policy describes the different types of cookies that we use in connection with the website owned and controlled by Oxford Biomedica plc (“Oxford Biomedica”, referred to also as “we”, “us” and “our”) from which you are accessing this Cookie Policy (the “Site”), and how you can manage them. Note that to the extent information collected through cookies constitutes personal data, the provisions in our Privacy Notice apply and complement this Cookie Policy.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device by websites, apps, online media, and advertisements that “remember” that your computer or device has accessed the Site. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work in a better, more efficient way. They can do this because websites can read and write these files, enabling them to recognize you and remember important information that will make your use of a website more convenient (e.g., by remembering preference settings). Cookies are often used in conjunction with “pixel tags” (also known as “web beacons” or “clear gifs”). Pixel tags are small images that we, our analytics providers, advertisers, and other third parties can use to interact with cookies and other tracking technologies.

For more information about cookies, please see

What cookies do we use?

Below we list the different types of cookies that are or may be used on the Site and the purposes for which they are or may be used.

Cookie (Duration)



cookie-agreed (100 days)

cookie-agreed-version (10 days)


Sets if you have seen and agreed to the cookie banner.

SES XXX (session)


Stores specific session details, for example, settings from the country-restricted content.

restrict_content_access (1 year)


Sets your country access location when viewing country-restricted content.

Drupal.tableDrag.showWeight (1 year)

has_js (session)


Remembers your user interface preferences.

_cf_bm (30 minutes)


Set by Cloudflare to identify and mitigate automated traffic to protect our Site from bad bots.

ASP.NET_SessionId (session)




AWS cookies set to store the user’s preferences and for load balancing in relation to the regulatory news and share price information sections.


(expires instantly)


Used when displaying google maps on the addresses page.

YSC (session)


Placed only on webpages with YouTube video to store user preferences.



Placed only on webpages with YouTube video for analytics.

_ga (2 years)

_gat_gtag_XXX (1min)

_gid (24 hours)


These cookies are used to collect information about how you use our website. The information collected includes number of visitors, pages visited and time spent on the website. The information is collected by Google Analytics in aggregated and anonymous form, and we use the data to help us make improvements to the website. For more information see

_dd_s (15 minutes)


(expires instantly)


Datadog Real User Monitoring (RUM) provides insights into our website’s front-end performance from the perspective users. For more information see



How do I manage cookies?

Our Site has a cookie consent banner you can use to select whether you want to accept or decline cookies. In addition, you may refuse or accept cookies from the Site at any time by activating the setting on your browser. Information about the procedure to follow in order to enable or disable cookies can be found on your Internet browser provider’s website via your help screen. You may wish to refer to for information on commonly used browsers. Please be aware that if cookies are disabled, not all features of the Site may operate as intended.

If you want to clean out all cookies left behind by the websites you have visited, here are links where you can download three programs that clean out tracking cookies:,, and

If you have any further queries, please contact us at the details below:

Oxford BioMedica Data Protection group


Windrush Court, Transport way, Oxford, OX4 6LT, United Kingdom

+44 (0) 1865 783 000

Updates to this Cookie Policy

We may change this Cookie Policy at any time. Any changes in this Cookie Policy will become effective when we make the updated Cookie Policy available on or through the Site.

LAST UPDATED: 23 March, 2022