Cookie Information

Some of the features on the Emerald websites require the use of "cookies".

Cookies enhance your experience using our website and help to personalise the service you receive.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. You can find more information about cookies at:

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. The cookies used on this website have been categorised based on the categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide. A list of all the cookies used on this website by category is set out below.

Cookies may be stored by the browser for a single session or for a longer period of time:

  • Session cookies are deleted every time the browser is closed down.

  • Persistent cookies are not deleted but will be stored for a set duration. Your browser will provide tools to manage cookies, including the option to delete persistent cookies.

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website.

By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device. Without these cookies, services you have asked for cannot be provided.

Cookie name Purpose Type Origin

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as setting your preferred currency and viewing your previously viewed titles.

ASPSESSIONID{X} This cookie is used as an authenticator to the bibdsl image service to display product images Session bibdsl
PHPSESSID Used to main your session throughout your visit to the website, this will store your preferences such as your currency toggle and previously viewed and searched terms. Session Emerald bookstore
emerald2_loc This cookie is used to track your currency toggle Session Emerald Bookstore
cb-enabled This cookie is used to track if you have acknowleged the site uses cookies, Persistent Emerald Bookstore
cst This cookie is used to store your previously searched terms Session Emerald Bookstore
pvt This cookie stores your previously viewed titles, for displaying on the website Session Emerald Bookstore
eh1 This cookie stores your previously view titles, search terms and location preferences so they are applied each time you visit the site persistent Emerald Bookstore

Performance Cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.







Google Analytics cookies. These track number and duration of visits to the Emerald website as well as details and keywords of searches that led the user to the site. Google Analytics cookies do not identify individual users and every website using Google Analytics deploys a different set of cookies - visitors are not tracked across multiple sites.








Targeting Cookies

These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are placed on our website by our chosen advertising, marketing and analytics providers, social media platforms and search engines with our permission. These cookies remember that you have visited our website and this information is shared with our chosen providers. They collect information about your browsing activities on our website and allow our providers to track you when you visit other websites, platforms or search engines, so that they can serve our adverts to you. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.









The Emerald website allows users to post links to Emerald content on their social networking profiles via the AddThis service. AddThis cookies record which sites and pages have been "shared" and advertisements that users see on subsequent sites may reflect this. On clicking the AddThis icon, users can update their cookie preferences by visiting the AddThis website. See the AddThis privacy policy for more information. Persistent AddThis










The Emerald website uses an embedded twitter feed on the homepage and subject pages. for more information on how to opt out of cookies from twitter please refer to their privacy policy.











Managing/Blocking cookies

You can manage cookies from this site, including blocking or deleting them, by changing the settings in the browser you use, e.g. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, etc.

Find out how you can do this by visiting