Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

Gladstone’s Library uses first-party and third-party, session and persistent cookies, tags and other similar technologies as a means of collecting non-sensitive information on general website usage so that we may improve your experience on our website.

Cookies are a small piece of information placed on your computer's hard drive via your web browser to enable the sender to identify, authenticate and maintain specific information about how users behave. Cookies make using the website's facilities quicker, easier and more convenient as well as allowing registered Gladstone’s Library users to be presented with a personalised version of the site.

For more information on the cookies used on this website and how to opt out of accepting cookies, see the list of cookies below. Please read this information in full before deciding whether to disable cookies, as doing so may reduce your enjoyment of our website.

Cookies enable us to identify you when you're logged in, how you use our website and/or which device you are using.

They are important to improve your experience on gladstoneslibrary.org. We use the following types of cookies;

  1. 'Strictly Necessary' cookies let you move around the website and use essential features such as our searches and our logged-in areas.
  2. 'Performance' cookies collect information about how you use our website e.g. which pages you visit.
  3. 'Functionality' cookies are used to provide our core services or to save settings to improve your visit.
  4. 'Targeting' cookies are deployed by third parties, such as social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, linkedin) and our advertising partners (if applicable). They may subsequently use information about your visit to target you with advertising that you may be interested in, on this and other websites.
  • acceptancecookie (3) - This persistent cookie enables you to accept our opening statement once every year. 
  • PHPSESSID - (1) - Used to identify a session instance for a user.
  • _ga (2)  2 years - Used to distinguish users.
  • _gid (2) 24 hours - Used to distinguish users.
  • _gat (2) 1 minute - Used to throttle request rate.
  • ct0          (2)          Persistant This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.
  • dnt         (2)          Never   This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.
  • eu_cn   (2)          1 Year   This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.
  • external_reference (2)  7 Days   This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.
  • guest_id (2)        2 Years This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.
  • kdt         (2)          2 Years This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.
  • lang        (2)          Session This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.
  • personalization_id           (2)          2 Years This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.
  • remember_check_on    (2)          Never   This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.
  • tfw_exp               (2)          14 Days This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.

The website aboutcookies.org gives you detailed step by step guidance on how to control and delete cookies depending on your browser type. You can adjust your browser settings to your preferred level of protection. The list below provides links to privacy controls for third-party websites that deliver cookies via our website within advertisements or widgets.