This is the homepage of an academic lab. We are not a big processor of personal information.
If you are a visitor to the site then the site will not set any cookies.
If you are a collaborator or group member with a login, the site will set a session cookie when you log in. Session cookies should be deleted automatically by your browser when you close it. The cookie only contains your login information and ensures the basic functionality and security of the site. It basically is what keps you logged in as you navigate from page to page. The session cookie is only sent back to this site so other sites cannot exploit it to track you.
Certain actions you have with the site, both as visitor or group memeber, may be logged. Log entries can contain identifying information such as login ids and ip addresses. This information is kept only for the purpose of ensuring site security.
As a member or collaborator you may chose to provide certain other information. We will not process the data in any way other than to provide the obvious function of the site.