Cookie Policy

What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our site

Information about our use of Cookies

Our site uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our Web site. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our site and also allows us to improve our site.

All sites which operate across certain parts of the European Union are required to obtain consent using or storing cookies (or similar technologies) on your computers or mobile device. This cookie policy provides you with clear and comprehensive information about the cookies we use and the purposes for using those cookies.

To review the privacy policies that apply to users of, please read bibliotheca’s privacy policy.

Key Concepts

  • First and third-party cookies: whether a cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party refers to the domain placing the cookie. First-party cookies are those set by a website that is being visited by the user at the time (e.g. cookies placed by
  • Third-party cookies: are cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the site being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and another entity sets a cookie through that site, this would be a third-party cookie.
  • Persistent cookies: these cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.
  • Session cookies: these cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window, and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

What should you do if you don’t want cookies to be set?

How to delete and block our Cookies

You can delete or block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all, or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies), you may not be able to access all or part of our site. Unless you have adjusted your browser settings, so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our site.

Can I withdraw my Consent?

If you wish to withdraw your consent at any time, you will need to delete your cookies using your internet browser settings.

For further information about deleting or blocking cookies, please visit:

Third Party Cookies

Please note that the following third parties may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These named third parties may include, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services. These third-party cookies are likely to be analytical cookies or performance cookies or targeting cookies:

The third-parties listed have their own cookie policies, please access their websites to find out how to delete or opt-out across websites where their services are used.

Find out how to manage or turn off cookies on popular browsers:

Internet browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your internet browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful. Otherwise you should use the ‘Help’ option in your internet browser for more details.

What Cookies do we use and why?

To find out about specific cookies we use on this site, please see below for details.

The cookies used on our site are categorised as follows:

    • Strictly necessary
    • Performance

Strictly necessary

‘Strictly necessary’ cookies let you move around the site and use essential features like identifying your language settings. Without these cookies, these services cannot be provided. Please note that these cookies do not gather any information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you’ve been on the internet.

We use these strictly necessary cookies to:

  • Identify you as being logged in to our site; and
  • Enable you to submit information via online forms such as registration and feedback forms.

Accepting these cookies is a condition of using the site, so if you prevent these cookies we can’t guarantee your use of our site, or how the security on our site will perform during your visit.


‘Performance’ cookies collect information about how you use our site e.g. which pages you visit, and if you experience any errors. These cookies do not collect any information that could identify you and is only used to help us improve how our site works, understand what interests our users and measure how effective our content is.

We use Web Analytics performance cookies to provide anonymous statistics on how our site is used.

Some of our Performance cookies are managed for us by third parties. However, we don’t allow the third party to use the cookies for any purpose other than those listed above.

By using our site, you accept the use of ‘Performance’ cookies. Accepting these cookies is a condition of using the site, so if you prevent them we cannot guarantee how our site will perform for you.

We use different types of cookies across all our websites to enhance and improve your experience. The table below provides detailed information on the cookies we use across all our websites.

1st Party Cookies

Cookie NameType & Details Expiry
_gaPerformance - Used to distinguish users anonymously2 years
_gidPerformance - Used to distinguish users anonymously1 day
_gat_UA-XXXXXXXX-1Performance - These cookies track and collect anonymous information about how visitors use our website, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited. The information is used to compile reports and to help improve the website experience for users.1 minute
NIDPerformance - Google Map cookie includes a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of users.6 months
_utmaPerformance - Used to distinguish users and session. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.2 years from set/update
_utmtPerformance - Used to throttle request rate.10 minutes
_utmbPerformance - Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.30 minutes from set/update
_utmcPerformance - Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js.session
_utmzPerformance - Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached our site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.6 months from set/update
_utmvPerformance - Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.2 years from set/update

For more information on Google Analytics, see Google Analytics Cookies

3rd Party Cookies


Cookie NameType and DetailsDuration
icl_current_languagePersistent – Stores the current language24 hours
wpml_browser_redirect_testPersistent – Tests if cookies are enabled. 24 hours

For more information on WPML, see WPML Cookies


Cookie NameType and DetailsDuration
cusidPerformance – Used to establish and continue a usersession with the site. Each time a user visits a different page on the site, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals This cookie expires when a user pauses on a page on the site for longer than 30 minutes.30 minutes from set/update
cuvonPerformance – Used to signal the last time a visitor viewed a page. 30 minutes from set/update
cuvidPerformance – Used typically to write to the browser on first visit to the site from that web browser. If the cookie is deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits the site, a new __cuid cookie is written with a different visitor unique ID. This is used to determine unique visitors to the site and it is updated with each page view.2 years from set/update

For more information on ClickDimensions, see ClickDimensions Cookie Policy


Cookie NameType and DetailsDuration
VuidPerformance – Vimeo Analytics We embed Vimeo videos on our website. These cookies are used by Vimeo to collect analytics unique id tracking information.+ 2 years

For more information on Vimeo see Vimeo Cookies


Cookie NameType and DetailsDuration
JSESSIONIDPerformance – Assigns a unique ID number for the duration of a user's visit ID cookie session
leo_auth_tokenTargeting/Advertising1 minute
bscookiePerformance – Secure browser 1 year
lidcPerformance – Used for routing1 day
langPerformance – Used to store language preferences1 day
bcookiePerformance – Browser ID to identify your browser1 year

For more information on LinkedIn see LinkedIn Cookies


Cookie NameType and DetailsDuration
facebookThird party cookies set by facebook1 year

For more information on Facebook see Facebook Cookies


Cookie NameType and DetailsDuration
PREFPerformance – Allows their website to remember your preferences, language, region or font sizes9 months
YSCPerformance – To track views of embedded videossession
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVEPerformance – Keeps track of user preferences for videos embedded in sites; it can also determine whether the visitor is using the new or old version of the Youtube interface.6 months

For more information on YouTube see YouTube Cookies


Cookie NameType and DetailsDuration
_twitter_sessPerformance – Lets website visitors use Twitter-related features from within the web page they are visitingunknown
_langPerformance – Lets website visitors use Twitter-related features from within the web page they are visitingunknown

For more information on Twitter see Twitter Cookies

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