Privacy and cookie policy

Privacy notice

The Macaque Website is curated by the NC3Rs.

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 all of its websites (including the Macaque 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.

The following cookies are used on The Macaque Website:


Name Type Purpose Expires
PHPSESSID Essential Essential wordpress cookie that holds a users session Session
_ga Analytics Google analytics cookie. Used for visitor identification. Helps count how many people visit the site by tracking if the user has visited before 2 years
_gid Analytics Google analytics cookie. Used to track user behaviour/journeys on the site 24 hours
_gat Analytics Google analytics cookie. Used for throttling requests to Google Analytics to increase the efficiency of network calls. 1 minute
csbwfs_show_hide_status Preferences Cookie to set the show hide status of the share block on the right of each page 24 hours
wordpress_* Essential Essential wordpress functionality cookies 30 days
wordpress_logged_in Essential Is present is the user is logged in
CookieControl Essential Civic cookie control to remember users cookie preferences 90 days
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