Privacy policy

This website is operated by University of Reading in collaboration with Wageningen University. As a provider of education, research and related services and facilities, Reading University may collect and store personal information which you submit to the university via this website or via other means. This privacy policy explains how we use the personal information we collect.

What information do we collect about you?

We collect personal information that you voluntarily provide us with in order to enquire about, or volunteer to get involved with, the Cities on the Grow research. We will also collect personal information about website usage through cookies (see the section on Cookies below) and server logs, which track the IP addresses of users visiting our site and the pages they visit.


What is a cookie

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.

You can find more information about cookies at:

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience.

They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

Useful information

  • A number of websites provide detailed information on cookies, including AllAboutCookies
  • The Internet Advertising Bureau website Your Online Choices allows you to install opt-out cookies across different advertising networks
  • Google has developed a browser add-on to allow users to opt-out of Google Analytics across all websites which use this popular analytics product.
  • New technologies such as Mozilla’s Do Not Track allow you to tell websites not to track you.
  • Internet Explorer has a feature called Tracking Protection Lists which allows you to import a list of websites you want to block.


By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

Full cookie details

Category 2: performance cookies

_ga Google 2 years The 4 Google Analytics cookies provide us with data about visitor usage patterns on our site. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they’re using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by making sure users are finding what they need easily. The visitor remains anonymous.

How will we use the information about you?

We collect and store information about you in order to respond to your enquiry.

We will also use the information we gather to improve your experience of using our website.

We will not share your information with third parties unless this is permitted or required by law.

Access to your information and contacting us

You have the right to request a copy of the personal information that we hold about you. You may also withdraw from the project at any point and request that any data held about you be removed.

If you would like a copy of the information we hold about you, if you would like your data removed or if you have any questions about this privacy policy or how we handle your personal information, please email us at[AT] or contact the Project Administrator, Cities on the Grow,

Dr. Richard J. Nunes
Lecturer in Real Estate and Planning
Henley Business School
University of Reading
Whiteknights Campus
Tel: +44(0) 118 378 6229

Other websites

Our website contains links to other websites. This privacy policy only applies to this website. When you link to other websites you should read their own privacy policies.

Changes to our privacy policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and we will place any updates on this web page.

This privacy policy was last updated on 4 August 2014.