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Cookie Policy

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

List of cookies we use:

Cookie

Name

Purpose

Cookie preference

cb-enabled

This cookie is used to remember a user’s choice about cookies on the website. Where users have previously indicated a preference, that user’s preference will be stored in this cookie.

Universal Analytics (Google)

_ga
_gali
_gat
_gid

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.

Read Google's overview of privacy and safeguarding data

CMS

exp_last_visit

End of session. Contains the last 5 pages viewed. Typically used for form or error message returns.

CMS

exp_last_activity

Date of the user’s last visit. Can be shown as a statistic for logged in members.

CMS

exp_tracker

Records the time of the last page load. Used in conjunction with the last_visit cookie.

CMS

exp_csrf_token

CSFR. This cookie is issued by the CMS and contains a unique ID that is used to verify that any form requests to the site are coming from valid user sessions. This cookie contains no personally identifiable information.

PHP Session ID

PHPSESSID

This cookie is native to PHP applications. The cookie is used to store and identify a users' unique session ID for the purpose of managing user sessions on the website. The cookie is a session cookie and is deleted when all the browser windows are closed.

YouTube cookies

PREF*
VSC*
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE*
remote_sid*

We occasionally embed videos supplied to us from partner organisations from the YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.

Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

PREF - * Expires after eight months

VSC - * expires at the end of your session

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE - *expires after eight months

remote_sid - * expires at the end of your session

Recite

Recite.Persist
Recite_Session

Recite state cookie for providing accessibility features for the website
 

BrowseAloud cookies

_ba*
rwebooks-x
rwebooks-y

These cookies are set for customers who use the Browsealoud service, to read aloud and translate content on our site. The cookies enable the service to function by storing the user’s selections and preferences as they move around the site, including their settings for the tool, any language selection they might have made, the position of the toolbar, and their acceptance of the disclaimers.

Vimeo cookies

player
vuid

We embed videos from our official Vimeo channel. When you press play Vimeo will drop third party cookies to enable the video to play and to collect analytics data such as how long a viewer has watched the video. These cookies do not track individuals. 

 

How do I change my cookie settings?

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:


To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.
To opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.