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What are cookies?

'Cookies' are small text files that are stored by the web browser on your computer or mobile device. Websites use these files to store information such as personalisation details or the contents of a shopping basket. Learn more about cookies.

We use cookies on for two purposes:

1. Login - these are cookies that are set by the portal directly. These cookies are used to verify whether your login has been authenticated (My Account users only). These performance cookies collect information about how you use our website. They keep track of the pages you visit and any errors you come across, for example.  They don’t collect any information which could identify you, though – all the information they collect stays anonymous.  We only use that information to improve how our website works and understand what interests our users.  By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

2. Statistics – to track how many unique users we have and how often they visit our website. These cookies are set by Google, Inc. Data we collect includes which of our pages are most frequently visited, and we use this information to continually improve our website.

What cookies are used on

Use of cookies by RIBAJ

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Cookie Name Purpose
Explore page layout archiveListView This cookie is used to set your preferred layout on the Explore page.
Device rotation rotate This cookie lets us know if your device is in landscape or portrait mode.
Cookie Policy cookieNoticeHappy If 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 _ga These 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 Dismissal activationBanner Stores that you no longer want to view the Activation Banner.
Archive List View Style archiveListView Stores your view preferences for the ‘/archive’ section.
User Session ribajs Used to store the cookie that preserves your user session across page refreshes.
Metered Content Counter mc

Stores your metered content consumption.



Hotjar is a service we use that allows us to monitor how people use our website. It collects information about what people are clicking on, what they are entering etc. so we can improve the service we provide. For further information visit:

Google stores information on servers in the USA. Google may transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

Data collected and stored by Google is anonymous and does not contain any personal data or identify you. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Information on how to reject or delete Google cookies can be found here. Please note other websites to which this website may be linked, may also make use of their own cookies. You can also opt out of a third party’s use of cookies on the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt out page.

How do I turn cookies off?

If you wish, you can disable cookies from your browser and delete all cookies currently stored on your computer. However, this may prevent websites that you visit from working correctly. Find out how to disable cookies.