Visitors to our website

When someone visits Historic Newspapers we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns.

We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting any of our websites. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source.

If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

Use of cookies by Historic Newspapers

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Cookie Name Purpose More Information
  • ASP.NET_SessionId
  • Stores a unique identifier for a user session.
  • Used by forms authentication to store the authentication ticket.
  • Used to cache role names.
  • Used to manage the user's anonymous identifier.
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Google Analytics
  • _utma
  • _utmb
  • _utmc
  • _utmz
  • These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
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Yahoo! Web Analytics
  • fpc10001472853583
  • ywadp10001472853583
  • fpc10001143457149
  • ywadp10001143457149
  • fpc1000963430781
  • ywadp1000963430781
  • fpc10001597033998
  • ywadp10001597033998
  • All of these cookies are used to collect web analytics data.
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  • reg_ext_ref
  • Referring page URL
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  • bvgacefRatingsAndReviews
  • BIGipServerprod-c5a-prr-http
  • Manages the linked content
  • Manages the linked content
  • Contains the encoded IP address and port of the destination server
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Web Site
  • is_returning
  • Indicator that user has previously visited the site.

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