Cookies Policy

Wellcome Sanger Institute Web Cookies Policy

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‡ A full description of these cookies can be found at the following website

In addition to the cookies set above further “strictly necessary” cookies are set for various web applications on other Wellcome Sanger Institute hosted websites. The usage and description of these cookies can be found on each individual website.

These are used to provide session ‘state’ information i.e. authentication and user session identification but not for data collection. Their usage is described on the host website in question.

ii. How to control and delete cookies

The Wellcome Sanger Institute does not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our websites, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

Wellcome Sanger Institute-hosted websites honour browsers that have the “do not track” (DNT) feature set.

Further information can be found at

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the Wellcome Sanger Institute website.

iii. Cookies set by Third Party sites

To support our research and public engagement, we may embed photos and/or video content from websites such as YouTube and Flickr. When you visit a page with content embedded as above, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. The Wellcome Sanger Institute does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.