What are cookies?
Cookies are text files that are placed on your computer when you visit a website which identify your computer to the server. Cookies do not identify the individual user, just the computer used.
Cookies provide information to the website owner and some are essential to allow parts of the website to operate.
To find out more about cookies you can visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
When you log into our sites, your computer will automatically be issued with a cookie.
How you can control cookies
You have the opportunity to set your computer to accept all cookies, to notify you when a cookie is issued or to choose not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these options may limit the sites' operation and prevent you from accessing all functions/services of our sites.
For further information as to how to disable cookies, please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org/Default.aspx?page=2.
To find out more about cookies please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
Cookies for Wellcome Library
|Name of cookie||Expiry period||Purpose||Description
|__utma||Persistent - 2 years||Analytics||Collects data such as number of times a visitor has been to the site, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred. This information is used by Google Analytics.
|__utmb||Persistent - 30 minutes||Analytics||Takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters the site. Used by Google Analytics to calculate how long a website visit takes.
|__utmc||Session cookie||Analytics||Takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves the site. Used by Google Analytics to calculate how long a website visit takes.
|__utmz||Persistent - 6 months||Analytics||Collects data about where the visitor came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked on, what keywords used, and where in the world the site was accessed from. Used by Google Analytics.
|JSESSIONID||Session cookie||Your visit||Stores session data during a website visit, issued by Microsoft's ASP.NET Application, a framework for building websites.
|ASPSESSIONIDCADTBCQD||Session cookie||Your visit||Stores session data during a website visit, issued by Microsoft's ASP.NET Application, a framework for building websites.
|NID||Persistent - 6 months ||Media||Set by pages embedding content from Google Maps.
|PREF||Session cookie||User preferences||Stores user preferences for Google.
Persistent - 2 years
However you still need to log in again to view protected content if your session has been inactive for more than 10 minutes.
|Access control, session management||Set when you log in with a Library account or social login. It contains an access token, in encrypted form, that allows you to view protected content in the digital library and manage your bookmarks.
|wlauthdisp||Persistent - 2 years||Personalisation||This contains your display name (not your username or other login details). It is made available for client-side script to use, e.g., to display a welcome message.
|wlredirect||Session cookie||Personalisation||Stores the address of the page you are on when you initiate the login process, so that you can be returned to the same page once you have completed login.
Use of Flash
Across our website we may make use of flash files which present information, allow integration with third parties (such as YouTube) and can offer a richer online experience. We have strived to identify any Flash elements that are likely to set cookies but, at this point in time, we cannot guarantee the status of every Flash file. Adobe offers a tool to monitor, prevent and remove 'flash cookies'; more information is available from Adobe.