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.

Cookie Name Purpose Cookie Lifespan
ASP.Net
ASP.NET_SessionId
.ASPXFORMSAUTH
.ASPXROLES
.ASPXANONYMOUS
This cookie allows the website to respond to your requests and actions including placing an item in your basket and responding to search requests. The website would not work without this cookie.
Browser session
Browser session
Browser session
Browser session
Snapt This is a load-balancing cookie. It balances the browser requests across our servers to make sure our website loads quickly when you want to visit it.
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

ASP.Net

Cookie NameLifespan
ASP.NET_SessionIdBrowser session
.ASPXFORMSAUTHBrowser session
.ASPXROLESBrowser session
.ASPXANONYMOUSBrowser session
Purpose
This cookie allows the website to respond to your requests and actions including placing an item in your basket and responding to search requests. The website would not work without this cookie.

Snapt

Lifespan
Browser session
Purpose
This is a load-balancing cookie. It balances the browser requests across our servers to make sure our website loads quickly when you want to visit it.

Bronto

Cookie NameLifespan
__btr_em30 days
__btr_id24 hours
Purpose
This cookie allows the website to respond to your requests and actions including placing an item in your basket and responding to search requests. The website would not work without this cookie.

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.

Cookie Name Purpose Cookie Lifespan
SessionCam
sc.UserId
sc.Statusid
sc.ASP_NET_SESSIONID
SessionCamTestCookie
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.
1 year
Browser
Browser
Deleted immediately after being set
Bronto
__bron_bas
vib_
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

SessionCam

Cookie NameLifespan
sc.UserId1 year
sc.StatusidBrowser session
sc.ASP_NET_SESSIONIDBrowser session
SessionCamTestCookieDeleted immediately after being set
Purpose
This cookie allows the website to respond to your requests and actions including placing an item in your basket and responding to search requests. The website would not work without this cookie.

Bronto

Cookie NameLifespan
__bron_bas1 year
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.
Cookie NameLifespan
vib_Variable; based on your Pop-Up Manager configuration
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.
Cookie NameLifespan
VsbVariable; based on your Pop-Up Manager configuration
Pop-Up Manager cookie that contains the number of page views anonymously. This is used when determining whether to trigger a pop-up.
Cookie NameLifespan
CibVariable; based on your Pop-Up Manager configuration
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.

Google Analytics

Cookie NameLifespan
_utma2 years
_utmb30 minutes
_utmcBrowser session
_utmz6 months
Purpose
This cookie allows the website to respond to your requests and actions including placing an item in your basket and responding to search requests. The website would not work without this cookie.