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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
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.
WAH Click Research Link Uses Session Cookies to retain Deleted upon browser closure.
"browsing history" when user
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.
Mozilla Firefox http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Cookies
Apple Safari 5.0 http://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042