Privacy and data protection

White Rose University Press is jointly managed by the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York. The Universities recognise the importance of personal privacy and ensure that all personal data is held in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018. Compliance is managed by Data Protection colleagues across the sites, and the Data Controller for White Rose operations is the University of York, on behalf of the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York.

Under the General Data Protection Regulation, you have a right of access to your data, a right to rectification, erasure (in certain circumstances), restriction, objection or portability (in certain circumstances). You also have a right to withdraw consent. If you would like to exercise these rights, or if you have any concerns or questions relating to Data Protection, please contact, in the first instance:

Kate Petherbridge – Executive Manager: Tel: +44 (0)1904 323803 in the first instance.

You can also contact the University of York’s Acting Data Protection Officer at

If you are unhappy with the way in which the University has handled your personal information you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office. For information on reporting a concern to the Information Commissioner’s Office, see


If you email the  email address, this will seen by a member of White Rose Libraries staff. White Rose Libraries will retain emails for 12 months from the last exchange in the conversation, in case further correspondence follows.


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Cookie usage

Cookies are used to help with the planning, operation and development of the website. They are also used to target information at specific audiences. This use comes under the following lawful basis:

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Google Analytics

White Rose Libraries and WordPress use Google Analytics which generates cookies to produce statistics on website usage. The information about pages accessed is stored purely for statistical purposes. Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting has also been enabled, but this does not contain personally identifiable information. For further information, please see Google’s statement on Analytics and cookies.

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Data gathered through Google Analytics is retained for up to 12 months by White Rose University Press. After the data has been used to generate statistical reports, it is deleted.