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The cookies we set, and what they do

Internet Archaeology (IA) uses a small number of cookies to improve and enhance the efficiency and function of our website. This page contains information on what cookies may be set when you visit the Internet Archaeology website and how to reject or delete those cookies. You may also wish to read the University of York's own Legal statements on privacy and data protection, under which the journal also operates.

The Cookies we Set

The following cookies enable our website to function properly.

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These cookies are Coldfusion session cookies used to enhance the functionality of our website, specifically within articles that have embedded searchable datasets. Disabling the ColdFusion cookies may disrupt some functionality.

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IA uses these Matomo Web Analytics cookies for the purposes of collecting statistics about how visitors use our website. Matomo uses cookies to collect non-personally-identifying information, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify individuals. We use the information to evaluate the use of the website and for the compilation of internal reports on website activity. We do not make, and do not allow Matomo to make, or attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. You can read Matomo's Privacy Policy on their website.

Matomo may also collect potentially personally-identifying information in the form of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is stored only on our web servers, however IP information is only stored for a maximum of 6 months. Non-personally-identifying information will be stored indefinitely. We will not use potentially personally-identifying information to identify visitors and will not disclose, rent or sell this information to anyone. The IA website will still work if 'Matomo' cookies are diasabled (see declaration below).

Social Media Cookies

We may from time to time embed "widgets" from social media sites into our pages. These sites use cookies to track who is logged in and identify which IA pages use these "widgets". Examples of social media sites include Facebook, Twitter and YouTube (see individual policies via links).

Disabling Cookies

If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by IA, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser will tell you how. Unfortunately restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the IA website and so it is recommended that you leave the small number of cookies we use, turned on.

None of these cookies give Internet Archaeology access to your computer and do not reveal any information other than whatever data you choose to share with us via search forms or other inputs. Web browsers are usually set to accept all cookies automatically, but you can modify your browser to decline or query cookies. Find out more about cookies at

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