Cookies Policy


Cookies are small text files that are sent to and stored on your computer, smartphone or other device for accessing the internet, whenever you visit a website. At The Association for art history, we may use analytics cookies to help us understand users’ behaviour on our website so that we can improve their online experience. Cookies can also be used to remember preferences, to let users navigate between pages efficiently, verify the user and for carrying out essential security checks. Some of the functions that cookies perform can also be achieved by using similar technologies. This policy refers to ‘cookies’ throughout, however it also includes these alternate mechanisms (eg Flash cookies or Local Shared Objects, also known as LSOs).

How to manage cookies

The browsers of most computers, smartphones and other web-enabled devices will typically accept cookies.

Cookies are often used to enable and improve certain functions on our website. If you choose to switch certain cookies off, it is likely to affect how websites work. If you block cookies completely, many websites will not work properly. Any settings that you change in your browser will not just affect The Association for Art History cookies but will also apply to all websites that you visit (unless you choose to block cookies from particular sites).

The Association for Art History does not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you; although we may combine information that we collect from the web analytics services we use and their cookies or similar technologies to analyse how you and other people use our website.

Most modern browsers will allow you to:

  • See the cookies that have been set and delete them on an individual basis
  • Block third party cookies
  • Block cookies from particular sites
  • Block all cookies from being set
  • Delete all cookies when you close your browser
  • Analytics cookies

It is possible to opt out of having your anonymised browsing activity within websites recorded by analytics cookies. The Association for Art History uses Google Analytics and you can opt out of our cookies here. Please note, this will take you to the relevant third party’s website and generate a ‘no thanks’ cookie, which will stop any further cookies being set by third parties.