We collect information about your computer, including your IP address, operating system and browser type, in order to create reports. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual. This information is gathered in an anonymous form.
The main cookies in use on our site are for Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a web analytics tool that helps website owners understand how visitors engage with their website. Google Analytics customers can view a variety of reports about how visitors interact with their website so that they can improve it.
Like many services, Google Analytics uses first-party cookies to track visitor interactions as in our case, where they are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We then use the information to compile reports and to help us improve our site.
Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. These cookies are used to store information, such as the time that the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before and what site referred the visitor to the web page.
Again, Google Analytics collects information anonymously. It reports website trends without identifying individual visitors.
Some third party cookies are set by services that appear on our pages. They are set by the operators of that service and are not in our control. These include those added by YouTube which will be in use when playing videos embedded on our website, and those used by the third party service AddThis, if you choose to email a web page on the site. If you follow the links that we provide to the Library presence on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Tumblr, then the cookies that these services make use of will also come into play.
You can opt out of Google Analytics without affecting any site functionality – for more information on opting out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you use, visit this Google page.