As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information may include Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, the files viewed on our Site (e.g., HTML pages, graphics, etc.), operating system, date/time stamp, and/or web analytics data to analyze trends in the aggregate and administer the Site. To the extent that we link this non-personal data with your personal data, UCAR’s Privacy Notice shall govern our use of such information.


A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier, that is sent to your browser from a website's computers and stored on your computer's hard drive.

Cookies or similar technologies are used to store session information, analyze trends, administer the Site, and track users' movements around the Site.

The length of time a cookie stays on your device or computer depends on its type. “Session” cookies will only stay on your device or computer for as long as you are on the Site. “Persistent” cookies stay on your device or computer until they expire or are deleted.

First-party cookies are set by and belong to the website owner. Third-party cookies are placed on your device or computer by a third party through Services we leverage on our Sites.


We use session cookies and may use persistent cookies on our Site. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing and do not remember where you have been on the internet.

We also use Google Analytics, which uses cookies to collect summary information about how visitors use our website. These cookies collect information in the aggregate to give us insight into how our website is being used. You may choose to opt out of Google Analytics and still have full access to the Sites. For further information, including instructions for opting out, see "Data privacy and security" on the Google support website.

Third-party cookies are also used on our Sites. When using our website, you may encounter embedded content, such as YouTube videos, or you may be directed to other websites for activities such as sharing content or sending an email, etc. These websites and embedded content may use their own cookies. We do not have control over the type or placement of cookies by other websites, even if you are directed to them from our website.

The first time you visit our Site, you will be asked to acknowledge our Cookie Notice. You will be asked to acknowledge annually to ensure you stay up-to-date with changes to our Cookie Notice.


You can modify your cookie settings by following the instructions provided by your browser. These instructions are usually found in the “Tools,” “Help,” or “Edit” tabs. If you set your browser to disable cookies, you may not be able to fully access and use our Sites.

Our Sites do not publish commercial advertising. For third-party cookies, you can learn more about the choices provided by advertisers that allow individuals to decide how their information is collected and used by visiting the third-party site directly, or the Digital Advertising Alliance (www.aboutads.info), the Network Advertising Initiative (www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp) or the European Digital Advertising Alliance (www.youronlinechoices.eu).


If you have any questions about this Notice, the practices of the Sites, or your dealings with us, please contact us at:

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

Office of General Counsel

3090 Center Green Drive

Boulder, CO 80301, USA

Tel: +1 303-497-8874

Email: privacy@ucar.edu

Updated: July 2019