Use of Cookies by this Site

This website uses cookies, as most websites do, to make the site work efficiently and give you the best experience. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites. For more information on our use of cookies please see our privacy policy.

How this site uses cookies

All cookies are either session (deleted from your device after you leave the website) or permanent (not deleted from your device after you leave the website. They remain on your device for a longer period of time).

The cookies used on this website are as follows:

Cookie Type Purpose Data Collection
Strictly Necessary 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. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing cannot be provided.

These cookies don’t identify you as an individual.

If you do not accept these cookies, it may affect the performance of the website, or parts of it.

Performance These cookies collect information about how visitors use the site, for example which pages are most clicked on. They help us to improve the site by giving us insights into how the various sections of the website are used.

These cookies don’t identify you as an individual. All data is collected and aggregated anonymously.

Functionality Functionality These cookies allow our websites to remember the choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) to provide a more personalised online experience. They can also enable visitors to watch videos and engage with social tools, such as blogs and forums.

These cookies collect details that may include personally identifiable information that you have disclosed, such as your username.

If you do not accept these cookies, it may affect the performance and functionality of the website and may restrict access to content on the website.

Targeting/advertising These cookies are used to deliver content that is more relevant to you and your interests. They may be used to deliver targeted advertising or to limit the number of times you see an advertisement. They also help us measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns on Elsevier websites. We may use these cookies to remember websites you have visited and we may share this information with other parties, including advertisers and our agencies.

Most types of these cookies track consumers via their IP address so may collect some personal identifying information.

Controlling or Deleting Cookies

Most internet browsers are initially set up to automatically accept cookies. You can change the settings to block cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent to your device. There are a number of ways to manage cookies. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about how to adjust or modify your browser settings.

If you disable the cookies that we use, this may impact your experience while on the Site, for example you may not be able to visit certain areas of the Site or you may not receive personalized information when you visit the Site.

If you use different devices to view and access the Site (e.g. your computer, smartphone, tablet etc) you will need to ensure that each browser on each device is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences.

For information on how to opt-out of cookies set by our suppliers, please visit the applicable links listed in the tables below.

Strictly Necessary

The table below explains the strictly necessary cookies set by this site and their purpose.

Service Cookie Name Description More Information
X-Mapping Used to route data and page requests to the correct server where a site is hosted on multiple servers. https://splash.riverbed.com/docs/DOC-1515
connect.sid This cookie is necessary for the site to work by maintaining your session. It contains no personal information.

Performance

The table below explains the performance cookies set by this site and their purpose.

Service Cookie Name Description More Information
Google Analytics _utma
_utmb
_utmc
_utmt
_utmz
These web analytics cookies, provided by Google Inc., 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. https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245
Visual Website Optimizer _vwo_uuid_v2
analyticsCampId
Allows for more accurate campaign source tracking and ensures a consistant campaign experience. https://vwo.com/opt-out/
Mixpanel _mp Mixpanel is an advanced analytics service provided by Mixpanel Inc. It uses cookies to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information. Usage information and personal data is transferred to and stored by Mixpanel and is subject to their privacy policy. Mixpanel will not share your personally identifiable information (PII) or associate your PII with any other data held by Mixpanel. https://mixpanel.com/privacy
https://mixpanel.com/optout
Adobe Omniture SiteCatalyst s_cc
s_pers
s_sess
_AMVC
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. http://www.adobe.com/privacy.html

Functionality

The table below explains the functionality cookies set by this site and their purpose.

Service Cookie Name Description More Information
X-Mapping Used to route data and page requests to the correct server where a site is hosted on multiple servers. https://splash.riverbed.com/docs/DOC-1515
connect.sid This cookie is necessary for the site to work by maintaining your session. It contains no personal information.

Targeting/Advertising

The table below explains the targeting/advertising cookies set by this site and their purpose.

Service Cookie Name Description More Information
Google Analytics _utma
_utmb
_utmc
_utmt
_utmz
These web analytics cookies, provided by Google Inc., 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. https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245
Visual Website Optimizer _vwo_uuid_v2
analyticsCampId
Allows for more accurate campaign source tracking and ensures a consistant campaign experience. https://vwo.com/opt-out/
Mixpanel _mp Mixpanel is an advanced analytics service provided by Mixpanel Inc. It uses cookies to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information. Usage information and personal data is transferred to and stored by Mixpanel and is subject to their privacy policy. Mixpanel will not share your personally identifiable information (PII) or associate your PII with any other data held by Mixpanel. https://mixpanel.com/privacy
https://mixpanel.com/optout