What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files containing user IDs that are automatically placed on your computer or device by when you visit a website. The Cookies are stored by the internet browser. The browser sends the Cookies back to the website on each subsequent visit, allowing the website to recognise your computer or device. This recognition enables the website provider to observe your activity on the website, deliver a personalised, responsive service and improve the website.
Cookies can be ‘Session Cookies’ or ‘Persistent Cookies’. Session Cookies allow a website to link a series of your actions during one browser session, for example, to remember the items you have added to a shopping basket. Session Cookies expire after a browser session and are therefore not stored on your computer or device afterward. Persistent Cookies are stored on your computer or device between browser sessions and can be used when you make subsequent visits to the website, for example, to remember your website preferences, such as language or font size.
|Cookie name||Lifespan of cookie||Description|
|JSESSIONID||Session||Performance optimization & currently also used to collect information on how site is used by user.|
|PLUID||1 year||Previous person user ID: Targeting relevant content/services|
|SERVER||Session||Performance optimization & currently also used to collect information on how site is used by user|
|AUTO_SIGNIN||1 year||Set when the user explicitly requests that the website "remember me"|
|Timezone||Session||Records the timezone of the user's machine|
|I2KBRCK||1 year||Tests browser's support for cookies|
|LoginFailedCookie||30 minutes||Failed login attempt number records|
|MACHINE_LAST_SEEN||1 year||Records the last visit by the user 's machine|
|PU_LAST_LOGIN||1 year||Analytics: encoded last login date|
|SSO_IDP||1 year||Stores the user's preferred Shibboleth Identity provider|
|SSO_INST||1 year||User's preferred SSO institution name|
|displayMathJaxFormula||1 year||Used by tandfonline to store mathjax preferences|
You can manage Cookies through the settings of your internet browser. You can choose to block or restrict Cookies from being placed on your computer or device. You can also periodically review the Cookies that have been placed there and disable some or all of them.
The following links may be helpful, or you can use the “Help” option in your browser.
- Internet Explorer – http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-10
- Firefox – http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/
- Chrome – https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en&ref_topic=14666
- Safari web – https://support.apple.com/kb/PH17191?locale=en_US
- iOS – http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677
Please be aware that if you choose not to accept certain Cookies, it may mean we are unable to provide you with some services or features of the Website.
Flash Cookies and how to manage them
We may provide videos and other content through the Website using Adobe Flash Player, which uses ‘Flash Cookies’ (also known as ‘Local Shared Objects’) to provide useful features such as auto-resume and the ability to save your preferences. Flash Cookies are placed on your computer or device in much the same as other Cookies. However, it is not possible to manage them in the same way through your internet browser settings. You can learn more about how to manage Flash Cookies on www.allaboutcookies.org. Please be aware that if you choose not to accept Flash Cookies, you will be unable to view certain content, such as videos.
Questions or concerns
You can also contact the Privacy Officer for the Informa plc group at email@example.com