Listening Experience Database - Cookie Policy


We use a number of different cookies on our site. If you do not know what cookies are, or how to control or delete them, then we recommend you visit for detailed guidance.

The list below describes the cookies we use on this site and what we use them for. Currently we operate an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that we assume you are happy with this usage. If you are not happy, then you should either not use this site, or you should delete the cookies having visited the site, or you should browse the site using your browser’s anonymous usage setting (called “Incognito” in Chrome, “InPrivate” for Internet Explorer, “Private Browsing” in Firefox and Safari etc.)

First Party Cookies

These are cookies that are set by this website directly.

Piwik: We use Piwik to collect information about visitor behaviour on our website. Piwik stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. Unlike websites that use cloud-based systems such as Google Analytics, our Piwik installation stores these data on our own servers. These Analytics data are collected via a JavaScript tag in the pages of our site and are not tied to personally identifiable information. We therefore do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.

Drupal: Our website runs the popular Drupal CMS and cookies are used to store basic data on your interactions with Drupal, and whether you have logged into LED. We use a session cookie to remember your log-in for you if you are a registered user and we deem these as being strictly necessary to the working of the website. If these are disabled then various functionalities on the site will be broken.

More information on session cookies and what they are used for at

Third Party Cookies

These are cookies set on your machine by external websites whose services are used on this site. Cookies of this type are the sharing buttons across the site allow visitors to share content onto social networks. Cookies are currently set by Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest and Reddit. In order to implement these buttons, and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside of our website. You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including on this website.

You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information.

Cookies and Open Data

This policy only applies to users of the Listening Experience Database website. It does not extend to the usage of our Open Data. Please refer to the privacy statement of Open University websites for the use of cookies in the open data browser.