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Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files stored on your computer, tablet or mobile phone when you visit certain pages of a website using those devices.

Changing your cookie preferences

Most browsers (Google, Safari, Chrome etc.) allow cookies to be placed on your devices when you visit websites. If you wish to change the way your browser accepts or rejects cookies, or delete cookies that have been placed on your device, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

If you remove the cookies listed below from your device, then you will only be able to browse our website. You will not be able to purchase anything.

Visiting our website

When you visit the Historic Newspapers website, we place the following cookies for the following purposes only:

Functionality

These cookies are placed so that our website works well when you visit it e.g. it keeps your products in your basket including any personalisation you request while you continue to browse our website.

We use these cookies so that you can make your purchase.

CookieNamePurposeCookie Lifespan
WordPresswordpress_hash

wp_logged_in_hash

On login, WordPress uses the wordpress_hash cookie to store your authentication details. Its use is limited to the admin console area. After login, WordPress sets the wp_logged_in_hash cookie, which indicates when you’re logged in, and who you are, for most interface use.Browser Session
WooCommercewc_cart_hash
wc_items_in_cart
wp_woocommerce_session_

 

The first two cookies contain information about the cart as a whole and helps WooCommerce know when the cart data changes. The final cookie (wp_woocommerce_session_) contains a unique code for each customer so that it knows where to find the cart data in the database for each customer. No personal information is stored within these cookies.Browser Session
Bronto
__btr_em
__btr_id
Together, these cookies track basket activity enabling us to email a customer who has not yet completed their purchase with a reminder of the contents of their basket (to make it simpler for the customer to complete the transaction). One of the cookies stores an encrypted version of the customer’s email address and the other a unique ID, in order to display the contents of the basket in the reminder email.
30 days
24 hours

Performance

These cookies are placed so that we can understand how frequently our website is visited, which pages are most visited and how visitors move between pages. They also help understand which products are most interesting so that we can ensure these are displayed prominently in response to a category or search type.

We use these cookies to continuously improve our website making your visit more user-friendly.

CookieNamePurposeCookie Lifespan
SessionCam
sc.UserId
sc.Statusid
sc.ASP_NET_SESSIONID
SessionCamTestCookie
This cookie allows us to understand how a website visitor interacts with our website including how they found our website. This information helps us to improve our website
1 year
Browser
Browser
Deleted immediately after being set
Bronto
__bron_bas
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Vsb
Cib
This cookie is placed on a device using the email delivering our e-newsletter. It is not linked to website visits and is only served on devices of those customers who have agreed to receive our e-newsletter. It is used to understand whether the email has been opened and the e-newsletter read. This helps us make our marketing emails and the e-newsletter more relevant.
Pop-Up Manager cookie that contains the number of visitor sessions anonymously. This is used to prevent a pop-up being shown more than once per session.
Pop-Up Manager cookie that contains the number of page views anonymously. This is used when determining whether to trigger a pop-up.
Pop-Up Manager cookie that contains the number of times a link was clicked. This is used when determining whether to trigger a pop-up.
1 year
Variable; based on your Pop-Up Manager configuration
Variable; based on your Pop-Up Manager configuration
Variable; based on your Pop-Up Manager configuration
Google Analytics
_utma
_utmb
_utmc
_utmz
This is a website recording service which can record mouse clicks, mouse movements, page scrolling and any text keyed into website forms. We use it to improve our product display functionality.
2 years
30 minutes
Browser session
6 months

Tracking

These cookies are placed so that we can understand how to tailor the offers we display to you. They also help understand which products are of most interest to you so that we can personalise your shopping experience.

We use these cookies to continuously improve our website making your visit more user-friendly.

CookieNamePurposeCookie Lifespan
WebGains
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wgc
wgi
This is an affiliate marketing tool we use to remember that you clicked on a link or to recognise that you viewed one of our advertisements. We use it to help personalise your shopping experience.
Browser
Browser
Browser
2 weeks

 

Targeting Cookies

So that we can increase interest in our products, we work with advertising partners that set cookies on your device when you visit websites. These cookies enable a profile of your product likes to be created. This profile can result in adverts relating to our products being shown to you when you are visiting another company’s website. If you click on these adverts you will be taken to our website. So that the effectiveness of the advertising campaign can be monitored and rewarded, some of the pages of our website contain cookies that allow our advertising partners to identify you.

They store the personal identifiers of your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising. A number of web browsers automatically block these types of cookies, however to actively remove them from your device, use the instructions in the link here.

In addition, both the Network Advertising Initiative and the Digital Advertising Alliance offer removal tools aimed at the targeting cookies that are placed by their participating member companies.

Third Party Links

Our cookie policy contains links to other websites operated by third parties which open in a new window. Please check the privacy policies for these third parties’ websites as we are not responsible for their personal data processing.