What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files containing user IDs that are automatically placed on your computer or other device by when you visit a website. The Cookies are stored by the internet browser. The browser sends the Cookies back to the website on each subsequent visit, allowing the website to recognise your computer or device. This recognition enables the website provider to observe your activity on the website, deliver a personalised, responsive service and improve the website.
Cookies can be ‘Session Cookies’ or ‘Persistent Cookies’. Session Cookies allow a website to link a series of your actions during one browser session, for example to remember the items you have added to a shopping basket. Session Cookies expire after a browser session and are therefore not stored on your computer or device afterwards. Persistent Cookies are stored on your computer or device between browser sessions and can be used when you make subsequent visits to the website, for example to remember your website preferences, such as language or font size.
Cookies We Use and Their Purpose
We use two types of Cookies – ‘Strictly Necessary’ Cookies and ‘Third Party (Analytics)’ Cookies. Each type of Cookies and the purposes for which we use them are described in this section.
Strictly Necessary Cookies are necessary for our Website to provide you with a full service. If you disable them, certain essential features of the Website will not be available to you and the performance of the Website will be impeded.
|Title||Purpose||Type||Duration||First party/Third party|
|PHPSESSID||This session cookie maintains information about each visit to the website and enables core site functionality.||Essential||Session||First Party|
|cookieconsent_status||Used by the site to remember cookie consent||Essential||1 Year||First Party|
Third Party Analytics Cookies
|Title||Purpose||Type||Duration||First party/third party|
|_ga||Allows us to count page visits and traffic sources using a service provided by Google Analytics.||Traffic analysis||2 years||Third Party|
|__utmc||Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.||Traffic analysis||Session||Third Party|
|HSID||Used by Google to store user preferences and information of Google maps||Traffic analysis||Session||Third Party|
|SSID||Used by Google to store user preferences and information of Google maps||Traffic analysis||Session||Third Party|
|NID||Used by Google to store user preferences and information of Google maps||Traffic analysis||Session||Third Party|
|1P_JAR||Used by Google to store user preferences and information of Google maps||Traffic analysis||Session||Third Party|
|SID||Used by Google to store user preferences and information of Google maps||Traffic analysis||Session||Third Party|
|SAPISID||Used by Google to store user preferences and information of Google maps||Traffic analysis||Session||Third Party|
Security cookie to protect users data fromunauthorisedaccess
|Traffic analysis||Session||Third Party|
|__utmxx||Used to determine the expiry of experiments a user has been included in.||Traffic analysis||18 months||Third Party|
|__utmx||Used to determine a user’s inclusion in an experiment.||Traffic analysis||18 months||Third Party|
|APISID||Used by Google to store user preferences and information of Google maps||Traffic analysis||Session||Third Party|
You can manage Cookies through the settings of your internet browser. You can choose to block or restrict Cookies from being placed on your computer or device. You can also review periodically review the Cookies that have been placed there and disable some or all of them.
Please be aware that if you choose not to accept certain Cookies, it may mean we are unable to provide you with some services or features of the Website.
Flash Cookies and How to Manage Them
We may provide videos and other content through the Website using Adobe Flash Player, which uses ‘Flash Cookies’ (also known as ‘Local Shared Objects’) to provide useful features such as auto-resume and the ability to save your preferences. Flash Cookies are placed on your computer or device in much the same as other Cookies. However, it is not possible to manage them in the same way through your internet browser settings. You can learn more about how to manage Flash Cookies on www.allaboutcookies.org. Please be aware that if you choose not to accept Flash Cookies, you will be unable to view certain content, such as videos.
Questions or Concerns
Taylor & Francis Group
4 Park Square, Milton Park
You can also contact the Privacy Officer for the Informa plc group at [email protected].