Privacy and Cookies

Privacy and Cookies Notice

Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA) and Data Protection

At STFC (being a Council under, and part of, United Kingdom Research and Innovation), we intend to make sure that we maintain the UK as a world-leader in science and technology research - integral to this is our commitment to protecting and safeguarding your data privacy.

It is part of STFC’s public purpose to provide services such as the CEDA Archive and services and JASMIN Services, including the JASMIN Cloud service. In order to effectively provide that service to you, we need to collect information about you and may need to contact you from time to time with regards to its provision.

However, you must not sign up for a CEDA User or JASMIN User account if you are under the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18 you must get someone with parental responsibility to open and manage an account on your behalf.

STFC considers it to be in its legitimate interest that it should be able to efficiently manage the CEDA and JASMIN services for the benefit of anyone who has signed up to access them. STFC therefore requests and securely holds the data which it requires for these purposes. Please ensure that, for so long as you are accessing these service, the information that you have provided to us is kept up to date via the CEDA and JASMIN user accounts or that you notify us if your information needs to be updated by contacting us.

We may share your details with others outside CEDA's host organisation, STFC, to aid in the provision of data and services; for example: to gain third-party approval for your access to particular data and services; for external assistance in resolving user issues/answering enquiries.

UKRI and Data Protection

UKRI and STFC comply with the requirements of the GDPR with regard to the collection, storage, processing and disclosure of personal information and we are committed to upholding the GDPR's core data protection principles.

A full notice of UKRI’s position with regards to Freedom of Information and the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) (EU) (2016/679) can be found at:


As is common practice with websites, CEDA and JASMIN websites may place small files known as “cookies” on your device (e.g. computer or smartphone) in order to improve your user experience.

Our use of cookies

CEDA and JASMIN websites themselves set ‘first-party’ cookies in order to identify you as you travel around the sites. This enables us to provide services that are tailored to your account, such as applying for access to a resource. These cookies will usually be deleted when you log out, however in some cases they may remain afterwards to remember your site preferences.

CEDA and JASMIN sites may also make use of ‘third-party’ cookies from the following services:

  • Google Analytics
  • Google Maps
  • YouTube (owned by Google)
  • Help Scout

We use these services to monitor the usage of our websites in order to continue to improve the services we offer, and to provide effective user support. For more information about cookies set by Google services, see the Google Cookie Policy, and for Help Scout services see the Help Scout Privacy Policy.

Disabling cookies

CEDA and JASMIN websites will 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 the About Cookies website, 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 machine as well as more general information about cookies.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may have an impact upon the functionality of CEDA and JASMIN websites.


If you have any questions about this policy, please contact us.

Current version: 1

Published on: 23 May 2018

Last revision: 23 May 2018

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