Cookie Policy

For all Ex Libris Sites, we also collect « cookies. » A cookie is a tiny text document, which usually includes anonymous information about the user. Generally, when you visit any website, that site’s computer asks your computer for permission to store this text document in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. The use of cookies on the Ex Libris Sites allows you to have a better user experience because cookies help us understand your preferences. You may opt to turn off cookies, but you might not be able to access all aspects of the Ex Libris Site you are visiting.

The list below describes the cookies we use on this site and what we use them for. Currently we operate an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that we assume you are happy with this usage. If you are not happy, then you should either not use this site, or you should delete the cookies after having visited the site, or you should browse the site using your browser’s anonymous usage setting (called « Incognito » in Chrome, « InPrivate » for Internet Explorer, « Private Browsing » in Firefox and Safari etc.) For more information on what cookies are, or how to control or delete them, we recommend you visit http://www.aboutcookies.org for detailed guidance.

First Party Cookies are cookies that are set by this website directly. We use cookies in a variety of different ways, including:

Site Performance cookies: This type of cookie remembers your preferences for tools found on Ex Libris sites, so you don’t have to re-set them each time you visit. For example, our servers may automatically record, and we may collect, information that your computer’s browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as the home server (including the institution) of the user, database or profiles accessed, searches performed, portions of site visited, web request(s), Internet Protocol address, research history, keyword searched, materials accessed, downloaded or printed, usage information, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request(s) and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your computer’s browser. Our servers do not record or recognize names or email addresses of the user.

Anonymous Analytics Cookies: Every time a user visits our website, web analytics software provided by a third party generates an anonymous analytics cookie. These cookies can tell us whether or not you have visited the site before. Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies, and if you don’t, we generate new ones. This allows us to track how many individual unique users we have, and how often they visit the site. These cookies cannot be used to identify individuals; they are used for statistical purposes only.

Geotargeting cookies: These cookies are used by software which tries to determine what country you are in from information supplied by your browser when it requests a web page. This cookie is completely anonymous, and is only used to help target content.

User-input and Session cookies: When you register with Ex Libris Sites, we generate cookies that signal whether you are signed in or not. Our servers use these cookies to work out which account you are signed in with, and if you are allowed access to a particular service. It also allows us to associate any comments you post with your username. If you have not selected ‘keep me signed in,’ your cookies get deleted when you either close your browser or shut down your computer. While you are signed to Ex Libris Sites, we combine information from your user-input cookies with analytics cookies, which we could use to identify which pages you have seen on the Ex Libris Sites as an individual.

Examples include allowing you to store your password so that you may access the Ex Libris Sites without having to enter certain authenticating information each time, or to enable you to see, track and/or store such information as your log in information, previous searches and/or research sessions, databases accessed, and other information.

More information on session cookies and what they are used for at http://www.allaboutcookies.org/cookies/session-cookies-used-for.html.

Third Party Cookies

These are cookies set on your machine by external websites whose services are used on this site. Cookies of this type are the sharing buttons across the site allow visitors to share content onto social networks. In order to implement these buttons, and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside of our website. You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including on this website. You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information.

On some pages of the Ex Libris network, third parties may also set their own anonymous cookies, for the purposes of tracking the success of their application, or customizing the application for you. Because of how cookies work, Ex Libris cannot access these cookies, nor can the third parties access the data in cookies used by the Ex Libris Sites.