Cookies

The Bodleian Libraries and Cookies

What are cookies?

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The source of cookies and how long they will stay on your computer, tablet or smartphone for can vary.

Managing your cookies

We don't recommend that you block cookies because they are linked to the usability and functionality of websites and your experience of using our websites may suffer. However, if you want to block all cookies from your computer, tablet or smartphone, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org, which gives comprehensive information on your options.

If you choose, you can set your browser to tell you when cookies are sent to your computer or to give you the option of rejecting cookies. If you haven't done this, we will issue cookies when you visit the site.

Cookies on www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk 

A visit to www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk and its child websites will generate the following cookies automatically on arrival (see our website Terms of Use):

Passive cookies 

Cookie issuer Cookie name How long will the cookie last? What does it do?
Google Analytics _ga 1 year 1 month

Anonymously tracks individual visitor behaviour on the websites so that we can see how the sites are being used. We only use this information for monitoring and improving our websites and content for the benefit of our users (you).

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies completely (from all websites) by visiting https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

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Youtube

CONSENT

2 years

We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer when you arrive on a page containing a YouTube video. The cookies do not directly identify individual users and YouTube will not store information to personalise your experience unless you are logged in to a Google account. Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

If you have a Google account and are logged in, YouTube may set cookies for analytics and advertising purposes and collect data linked to your Google account. For more information, see the Google Privacy Policy.

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VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE 6 months

Active cookies

These cookies are only generated if you choose to use the particular piece or type of content that they are associated with:

Cookie issuer Cookie name How long will the cookie last? What does it do?
LibraryH3lp libraryh3lp_jid 1 hour Provides a consistent and anonymous guest identification number for the duration of the chat and for up to 1 hour afterwards. For more information see https://docs.libraryh3lp.com/guest-cookies.html.

Cookies on Digital Bodleian

The following cookies apply to digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk in addition to those for www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Cookie issuer Cookie name How long will the cookie last? What does it do?
digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk sessionid 2 weeks Keeps you signed into your Digital Bodleian account, so you don't need to log in every time you refresh the page.
digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk wpcc 1 year Keeps the cookie notification banner hidden once you've dismissed it.
digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk crsftoken 1 year Protects from CSRF attacks.

Cookies on Manuscripts and Archives at Oxford

The following cookies apply to marco.ox.ac.uk in addition to those for www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Cookie issuer Cookie name How long will the cookie last? What does it do?
marco.ox.ac.uk wpcb 1 year Keeps the cookie notification banner hidden once you've dismissed it.
Stripe for Font Awesome __stripe_mid 1 year We use Font Awesome to deliver our icons. This cookie is collected by Font Awesome to calculate the fees for Font Awesome Pro customers. More details at https://fontawesome.com/privacy
CloudFlare Challenge Pass cf_clearance up to 45 minutes We use CloudFlare to deliver some our content. This cookie specifies the duration our website is accessible to a visitor that successfully completed a previous Captcha or JavaScript challenge. This cookie is stored temporarily to check that the user is not a robot. More details about CloudFlare Challenges

Cookies on Bodleian Webstore

The following cookies apply to tickets.ox.ac.uk/webstore (Gateway's Galaxy application) in addition to those for www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Cookie issuer Cookie name How long will the cookie last? What does it do?
tickets.ox.ac.uk

tickets.ox.ac.uk-affinity

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The Galaxy webstore is hosted on Microsoft Azure Cloud.

-affinity cookies are what the Microsoft Azure Application Gateway uses to maintain a user session and is not related to Gateway’s Galaxy applications but to the hosting provided via Microsoft Azure.  Please see details here:  https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/application-gateway/configuration-http-settings    

tickets.ox.ac.uk IsMemberPortalCategoryGroup  Session This is an essential session functional cookie to ensure the webstore works for users – such as remembering the items in your basket. The cookie is stored temporarily and no user data is passed on to us.
tickets.ox.ac.uk GTSASP.NET_SessionId Session This is an essential session functional cookie to ensure the webstore works for users – such as remembering the items in your basket. The cookie is stored temporarily and no user data is passed on to us.
tickets.ox.ac.uk RestartURL 7 days We use RestartURL to redirect the user back to a category grouping after their session expires rather than showing an error page. 

Cookies on the Bodleian Picture Library

The following cookies apply to www.bodleianimages.co.uk. All are issued by bodleianimages.co.uk, and are set to expire after one month. 

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basic Basic display of pricebook
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bgcolor Background colour of search results
caption Autozoom window of assets has caption enabled
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colorDepth Colour depth of user's browser
delta Height of similar panels
expanded Extended display of pricebook
gallery ID of the selected gallery
grid_layout Selected layout in search result
grid_thumb Selected thumb size in search result
lang Name of the selected language
lang2 Name of the selected language
lightboxSequence Sequence of items on the lightbox
maximized Similars are maximized or not
minimizeOverlayInManager Minimize the lightbox/basket overlay in lightbox manager
PLUS_LDF_Display Display of pricebook
pullout Pullover menu on the search results page
screenResolution Screen resolution of user's browser
simPan Similars preview panel enabled 
sortMode Sort order of search results
username Username of the user
zoom Autozoom of assets in the search result

Website performance

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Changes to our cookie statement

Any changes we may make to our cookie statement in the future will be posted on this page.

Contact

Any queries or concerns about the use of cookies on this website should be sent by email to data.protection@admin.ox.ac.uk or addressed to the Data Protection Office, University of Oxford, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JD.