Cookie Information

Most websites you visit will use cookies in order to improve your user experience by enabling that website to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’).

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, storing your preferences, and generally improving your experience of a website. Cookies make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier. If a website doesn’t use cookies, it will think you are a new visitor every time you move to a new page on the site – for example, when you enter your login details and move to another page it won’t recognise you and it won’t be able to keep you logged in.

Some websites will also use cookies to enable them to target their advertising or marketing messages based for example, on your location and/or browsing habits.

Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (‘first party cookies’) or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing (‘third party cookies’).

What is in a cookie?

A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what’s in your shopping basket.

What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set

Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their computer or mobile device a bit intrusive, particularly when this information is stored and used by a third party without them knowing. Although this is generally quite harmless you may not, for example, want to see advertising that has been targeted to your interests. If you prefer, it is possible to block some or all cookies, or even to delete cookies that have already been set; but you need to be aware that you might lose some functions of that website.

Use of cookies by RIBAJ

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Explore page layoutarchiveListViewThis cookie is used to set your preferred layout on the Explore page.
Device rotationrotateThis cookie lets us know if your device is in landscape or portrait mode.
Cookie Policy cookieNoticeHappyIf you accept our use of cookies on this site we set one so that you will no longer see the cookie policy message.
Google analytics_gaThese cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
Click here for an overview of privacy at Google.
Youtube / Vimeo / Buto We embed videos from YouTube, Vimeo and Buto. They may set cookies on your computer.
Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page.
Read more at Vimeo’s embedding videos information page.
Read more at Buto’s embedding videos information page.
Activation Banner DismissalactivationBannerStores that you no longer want to view the Activation Banner.
Archive List View StylearchiveListViewStores your view preferences for the ‘/archive’ section.
User SessionribajsUsed to store the cookie that preserves your user session across page refreshes.
Metered Content CountermcStores your metered content consumption.