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How does the library use cookies?

By selecting 'Accept required cookies' on the cookie consent pop-up, you are enabling the use of:
  • Strictly necessary cookies
Strictly Necessary Cookies

Delivering essential features and services requires the use of these cookies. Certain elements of the website would not function without these cookies.

consentSettingsSaves your cookie consent settings.1 year
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SVLIDA cookie that allows saved lists to be managed when not logged in.Session
SPYDUS_BRWSESSIONIDA cookie that enables borrower login and transaction activity such as reservations, bookings and event registration.Session
PBRWSESSIONA cookie that allows previous searches and saved lists to be managed when logged in.Session
SAML_SessionIdA cookie that enables borrower login via single sign on provider.Session
brief_display_gridA session storage value that controls how search results should be display; grid or list.Session
extCheckedA session storage value that records what external sites are selected on the ‘External search’ form.Session
reset_password_form_idA session storage value that manages what fields displayed on 'Forgot your password' page.Session
header_search_indexA session storage value that keeps track of what option is preselected in the quick search dropdown.Session
Cookies (or browser cookies).

A cookie is a small file or piece of data sent from a website and stored on the hard drive of your computer or mobile device.

A cookie can either be persistent or just for the current session. When you close your web browser, a session cookie that was stored on your device is removed. A persistent cookie is one that stays on your device after you close your web browser for a set duration.

On your computer, you may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser, and you may have similar capabilities on your mobile device in the preferences for your operating system or browser.

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you'd expect
  • Remember your settings during visits
  • Improve our products
  • Improve the speed/security of the site

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