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Payment security

If you use a payment card to make a donation or purchase an event ticket, we will pass your payment card details securely to our payment provider.

We comply with the payment card industry data security standard (PCI-DSS) published by the PCI Security Standards Council. All electronic forms that ask you for your financial data will use the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol to encrypt the data between your browser and our servers.

Cookies and web storage

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. These are widely used to make websites work, or work more efficiently, and to provide information to the owners of the site. Cookies also allow websites to respond to you as an individual.

Cookies are encrypted and do not save any Personally Identifiable Information or Personal Information about you. If you enable cookies you can block or remove them at any time using the settings in your browser. If you block cookies, this may prevent you from taking full advantage of our website. Most web browsers allow some control of cookies through browser settings. Find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them.

The table below explains the first-party cookies that the Blackbaud Netcommunity section of our site may use depending on active services and actions by website visitors.

ASP.NET_SessionIdGeneral purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written with Miscrosoft .NET based technologies. Usually used to maintain an anonymised user session by the server.When the browsing session ends
CSRF_TOKENThis cookie is used by Cloudflare to identify trusted web traffic.When the browsing session ends
NSC_xxxxxThis cookie is used to ensure traffic and user data is routed to the correct locations where a site is hosted on multiple servers, so that the end user has a consistent experience.When the browsing session ends
SalesOrderIDThis cookie is essential for the operation of transactional forms. 

Google Analytics

This site runs Google Analytics, which uses four cookies for tracking visitors to the site.

These cookies store information about what time the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before, and what site referred the visitor to the web page.

No data specific to any identifiable user is retained, and we do not share our data with any other Google services.

With the values gained from these cookies, Google Analytics can interpret journeys through our website content and give us information about how people use our site, which in turn allows us to improve it.

You can read more about Google Analytics’ cookie usage and terms of service.

As a user you may opt out of the process Google Analytics uses to collect traffic log data (should your web browser be compatible). Google provides a browser add-on that enables a user to opt out of receiving Google Analytics cookies.

_gaPersistent for 2 years
_gatPersistent for 10 minutes
_gid   Persistent for 1 day

Contact forms

If you submit personal data through one of the contact forms on this WordPress website, it will be stored for 60 days in the site in order for us to action the request and update our records as required. After 60 days the data will be deleted from the site.

Embedded content from other sites

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


This site has an embedded feed from the College’s Twitter account. Read Twitter’s privacy policy for more information.


We will occasionally embed a link to YouTube videos on the St John’s College Cambridge YouTube channel or other channels that we believe may be relevant or interesting to you. Read Google’s privacy policy for more information.


We use Calameo to share digital versions of some of our publications. Read Calameo’s privacy policy for more information.


We will occasionally share audio files on our website via Soundcloud. Read Soundcloud’s cookie policy for more information.

This site includes an embedded feed of News articles from the College’s main website. Read the privacy policy for for more information.

Web storage

Alongside cookies, our website and the services we use may utilise ‘web storage’. Web storage is more secure than using cookies to store pieces of information.