Privacy & cookies
We collect information about users of this site in three different ways:
- Server logs
- Sign-up form
The web server is the computer that the website sits on. When you click on a link to go to a web page then you send requests to the server for that page, and requests for the files associated with it (like the image files in the page). The server keeps a log of all these requests and records other information such as the time and date of each request. It also registers whether the requested files could be found on the server.
This information is useful for us because it tells us how popular certain parts of the site are, and whether there is a problem with broken links (files not found). The logs do not identify individual users, and we do not try in any way to identify users through correlating the log files with other data.
Cookies are small files that are placed in your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used to do things like store preferences and to enable shopping carts and log-in areas.
Ownership. All cookies contain an 'owner' in the form of a domain name. The cookies set on the History & Policy site, for example, have the owner 'historyandpolicy.org'.
First-party vs third-party cookies. If the cookie is 'first-party' then it means the owner specified in the cookie is the same as the domain of the website that set the cookie. So, for example, if you visit mywebsite.com and the owner of the cookie placed on your computer is mywebsite.com, then this is a first-party cookie. But if you visit mywebsite.com and the cookie placed on your computer has the owner stats-tracker.com, then this is a 'third-party' cookie.
We only use first-party cookies. This means the information the cookies gather cannot be used or accessed by any other organisation (e.g. for tracking purposes).
Google Analytics. The only cookies this site uses are for Google Analytics. This is a program that sets cookies so that the site owner can see the patterns of activity on their site. We use Google Analytics so that we can then generate reports about the site, such as about how popular parts of the site are, which browsers people are using, and which countries they are viewing the site from. This helps us improve the site and ensures we cater for the browsers that most people are using.
The four cookies Google Analytics uses are: _utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz. These work together to give us information about how people use the site. This information is collected in an anonymous form and does not tell us about your web browsing outside of the History & Policy site.
Opting out. These cookies are not essential to the operation of the site. If you would like to opt-out then you can block cookies in your browser (see www.allboutcookies.org for how to do this). Alternatively, you can install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
The newsletter sign-up form requires your name, email address and organisation. History & Policy will not use your email for any other purpose than occasional mailing regarding the website. We will not divulge your address, or personal details to anybody else, for commercial purposes or otherwise. If you ask to be removed from the list, we try to do so before the next mailing. Once your address has been removed, we will not retain any of your details.
Users of the website are welcome to download and reproduce its contents consistent with the fair dealing exceptions, in particular fair dealing for the purpose of research or private study. In submitting their papers to this website authors are considered to have granted the editors a licence to reproduce their work in electronic form, but they continue to retain copyright in their work. The editors retain copyright in the website as a compilation or database, as well as in the underlying source code as a computer program.
The views expressed in papers on this website are those of the authors and are not necessarily those of the editors or other staff members of the Centre for Contemporary British History, King's College London, the Centre for History in Public Health, University of London or the Faculty of History, University of Cambridge.