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Visiting our website with your browser settings adjusted to accept cookies tells us that you want to use our products and services and that you consent to our use of cookies and other technologies to provide them to you as described in this notice and in our Privacy Policy.

See below for information on how to modify the settings in your browser to notify you when you receive a new cookie or to disable cookies completely.

 

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

 

How we use cookies

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer (further information below). This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

 

Cookies and Browser Settings

The Help menu on the menu bar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to set the browser to notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies completely. You can also disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons, such as Flash cookies, by changing the settings in the add-on or visiting the website of the manufacturer.

 

ShareThis buttons

On many of the pages of the site you will see 'ShareThis' buttons. These enable users to share or bookmark the web pages. In order to implement these buttons, and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside of ashgate.com. You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including on the Ashgate website. So if you click on any of these buttons, these sites will be registering that action and may use that information. In some cases these sites will be registering the fact that you are visiting ashgate.com, and the specific pages you are on, even if you don’t click on the button if you are logged into their services, like Google and Facebook. 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.