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Cookies Policy

WAH Clickuses cookies to improve your experience on our site. View our Cookie Policy.


How cookies are used by WAH ClickWAH Click

This website does not collect any identifiable personal information, unless you are invited to register/log on to specific sections, in which case we only collect the information you supply to enable you to use your account correctly. See our privacy policy for more information.

1. What are Cookies?

Cookies are small files which are placed on your computer as you browse the internet. They are used to enable websites to work more efficiently by remembering your activities and preferences on a site as you move through it and then using that stored information if you return at a later date. For example, if you look at a website to shop online, a cookie would store information on your computer to track what items you have looked at and then use this to produce a “recently viewed items” list as you browse. This list may then be used again when you return to the site.

Cookies can also be used by websites to help the website owners gather statistics on the use of their site or 'hits' on specific pages. This information is useful to site owners because they can use it to gauge the popularity or usefulness of a page and then adjust the content accordingly.

2. WAH Click uses the following Cookies

First Party Cookies - These are our own cookies, controlled by us to assist browsers with their browsing history and to provide information to us about site usage.

Third Party Cookies - These are cookies loaded from a server external to the WAH Click by another organisation. The WAH Click has no control over these cookies.

List of First Party Cookies

Cookie Name                                                          Purpose                                                           Expires

Session Cookies                                          Track browsing history to                        When you close your

                                                               compile 'recently viewed'                       browser, the session 

                                                               course lists                                         cookie disappears


Persistent Cookies                                        These are used to track                         Expires after 12 months 

                                                               returning visitors                                  and enable us to compare

                                                                                                                      website traffic from 

                                                                                                                      month to month



Cookies for monitoring site traffic

The WAH Click monitors how the site is viewed which enables us to monitor trends, improve content and provide relevant information to future site users. To monitor this we use Google Analytics.

Google Analytics Cookies

Provides anonymous statistical information about the use of the site.

Cookie Name                                                          Purpose                                                           Expires

_utma                                                      This cookie is used to determine               2 years

                                                              unique visitors to our site


_utmb, __utmc                                          These cookies work together to                 when you close the browser 

                                                              calculate the average length of

                                                              time users spend on our site.


__utmz                                                    This cookie records information                 6 months

                                                             about how the page was reached

                                                             (for example via a search engine

                                                             result or a direct link).


__utmmobile                                            This cookie is used to determine                2 years

                                                             unique visitors to our site.




Full details on the cookies set by Google Analytics are published on the Google website. 


Google also publishes a browser add-on to allow you to choose what information about your website visit is not sent to Google Analytics.

Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

3. Third Party Cookies

Third party Cookies are cookies found on websites external to the WAH Click which we use to enhance our services (for example those used by WAH Click library systems) or to enhance our web profile (for example the WAH Click Facebook or Twitter accounts). These services manage and control their own cookies.

WAH Click has a relationship with Hobsons Plc (Hobsons) where certain web pages and links accessible via WAH Click’s website are hosted by Hobsons. A list of the Cookies used by Hobsons for the processing of information on these pages can be found here http://www.hobsons.com/europe/cookies.php

Library Systems                    

System Name                  Cookie Name          Purpose                                                    Expires

Talis Library Catalogue                                             Uses Session Cookies to retain            Deleted upon browser closure.

                                                           "browsing history". Disabling

                                                                               cookies will block this service.      


NORA                                                    Disabling cookies will block                Deleted upon browser closure.     

                                                           this service. 


WAH Click Research Link                           Uses Session Cookies to retain            Deleted upon browser closure.

                                                           "browsing history" when user

                                                           logs on.



Social media


To view and find out how to manage cookies on Twitter and Facebook please visit the privacy sections of these websites directly: Twitter and Facebook.


Links to external websites


This website contains links to other websites. Cookies placed on your machine by these websites are out of the WAH Click’s Control.


4. How to Manage Your Cookies


To find out how to manage what cookies you allow, see your browser's help section below or your mobile phone manual.


Google Chrome http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647


Microsoft IE 9 http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows7/How-to-manage-cookies-in-Internet-Explorer-9


Mozilla Firefox http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Cookies


Apple Safari 5.0 http://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042


Opera http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/




Android  http://support.google.com/mobile/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=169022