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The following table explains which types of cookies we use and why we use them:




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These cookies are set and used by our content management system when you visit our website. It is not used for any other purpose.

We use the Drupal CMS (http://drupal.org). We have disabled the has_js cookie where possible.

Google Analytics


These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where vistors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

For full details of the Google Analytics privacy site visit http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html

If you would like more information about cookies and controlling your information online, please visit the IHR Cookie policy information at http://www.history.ac.uk/legal/privacy#cookies.

Policy last updated: 2012-05-14 – EU Cookie law update