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You can stop this site using non-essential cookies by updating your settings using the toggle switch above to disable/enable.
You can also decide to stop this or any site from using any cookies. To learn more about cookies and how to manage them visit AboutCookies.org.
The system that runs our website sets cookies to allow it to run smoothly.
|PHPSESSID||when you close your browser|
|visitedPreviously||randomly generated number||60 days|
|ssess||Allow the page to provide you with content|
|adaptiveLibraryDefaultState||Used to remember your display preferences|
|jisc_eprivacy||Used to remember your privacy preferences||90 days|
Logged in access
|PHPSESSID||To store a the logged in user's username and a 128bit encrypted key. This information is required to allow a user to stay logged in to a web site without needing to submit their username and password for each page visited. Without this cookie, a user is unable to proceed to areas of the web site that require authenticated access.||when you close your browser|
|loginCheck||when you close your browser|
|To store a user’s shopping basket||when you close your browser|
|_saml_idp||Allow our identity provider to recognise you||six months after last visiting the site|
|_shibsession_<number>||Allow the page to provide you with restricted content||when you close your browser|
|sso_linked||Used for linking a licence subscriptions manager local user account to an institution login. Will be set to 1 if, after authenticating, the ID returned from the IdP above was matched with a local account. If 1, shows "Login with previous IdP" button instead of asking for name / password.||3 weeks|
|Used to improve the performance of the site for logged-in users||when you close your browser|
You can tell us to stop using these at any time by updating your settings above.
Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)
We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use our site, and rough demographics as to what groups of people are using our site. We do this to make sure it’s meeting your needs and to understand how we could improve it. As well as controlling this above - you can opt out of Google Analytics tracking directly.
Google Analytics stores information about:
The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:
|_ga||This helps us count how many people visit the site by tracking if you've visited before||2 years|
|_utma||Like _ga, this lets us know if you’ve visited before, so we can count how many of our visitors are new to the site or to a certain page||2 years|
|_utmb||This works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time you spend on the site||30 minutes|
|_utmc||This works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser||when you close your browser|
|_utmz||This tells us how you reached the site (like from another website or a search engine)||6 months|
|_gat_UA-376728-1||This is used by Google Analytics to ensure its work doesn't have a big impact on the site's performance||1 day|
Gathering feedback (Hotjar widget)
We use the Feedback widget (Hotjar) to enable in-context feedback easily and anonymously by default. The following cookies are set by Hotjar for this feature:
|_hjTLDTest||When the Hotjar script executes, Hotjar try to determine the most generic cookie path to use, instead of the page hostname. This is done so that cookies can be shared across subdomains (where applicable). To determine this, they try to store the _hjTLDTest cookie for different URL substring alternatives until it fails. After this check, the cookie is removed.||when you close your browser|
|_hjLocalStorageTest||This cookie is used to check if the Hotjar Tracking Script can use local storage. If it can, a value of 1 is set in this cookie. The data stored in_hjLocalStorageTest has no expiration time, but it is deleted almost immediately after it is created.||< 100 ms (milliseconds)|
|_hjShownFeedbackMessage||Hotjar cookie that is set when a visitor minimizes or completes Incoming Feedback. This is done so that the Incoming Feedback will load as minimized immediately if the visitor navigates to another page where it is set to show.||365 days|
|_hjid||Hotjar cookie that is set when a visitor first lands on a page with the Hotjar script. It is used to persist the Hotjar User ID, unique to that site on the browser. This ensures that behaviour in subsequent visits to the same site will be attributed to the same user ID.||365 days|
|_hjIncludedInPageviewSample||This cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the data sampling defined by our site's pageview limit.||30 minutes|
|_hjIncludedInSessionSample||This cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the data sampling defined by our site's daily session limit.||30 minutes|
|_hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress||This cookie is used to detect the first pageview session of a user. This is a True/False flag set by the cookie.||30 minutes|