What are cookies ?
The UK Web Archive currently creates 4 cookies:
JSESSIONID - this is created at the start of every session, when you open your browser and navigate to our website. Session cookies enables the website to keep track of your movement from page to page so you don't get asked for the same information you've already given to the site. These cookies allow you to be recognized within the website so any page changes or item or data selection you do is remembered from page to page. Your web browser will normally delete session cookies as it is closed down.
collections_display - this cookie allows our website to rememember how you want the Special collections to be displayed - as thumbnails or as a list. It is created the first time you navigate to Topics and Themes page.
cookies_accepted - this is used to identify if you viewed and accepted the cookie acknowledgement message. It is created once you confirmed you saw the message by clicking the "OK" button. The cookie acknowledgement message is displayed only once for each user.
survey_viewed - this indicates that you viewed a user survey that we have temporarily put onto the website.
To measure website performance we use Google Analytics. This service will create cookies the usage of which is explained here: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
Where can I find more about cookies and how to turn-off or delete them ?
Find out more about cookies at www.aboutcookies.org including information on how to control and delete them in all major web browsers.
For information about deleting cookies from the browser on your mobile phone, refer to your handset manual.