Cookies Policy

How we use cookies

Gwent Archives uses cookies for security, to personalise user experience on the website, and to track how our site is being used.  Here you can find out more about how we use them.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small, harmless files placed on your computer’s hard drive or in your browser memory when you visit a website

What do cookies do?

Cookies help to make the interaction between users and websites faster, safer and easier. What cookies don't do is store any personal or confidential information about you.

Are cookies safe?

Yes, cookies are harmless text files. They can’t look into your computer or read any personal information or other material on your hard drive. Cookies can’t carry viruses or install anything harmful on your computer.

Why should I keep cookies switched on?

We advise you to keep cookies active during your visits to our website because parts of the site rely on them to work properly.

Types of cookies we use

Like most websites, Gwent Archives uses session cookies and persistent cookies. Neither session cookies nor persistent cookies collect any personally identifiable information.

Session cookies

We use session cookies, which last only for the duration of your visit (your 'session') and are deleted when you close your browser. These simply enable us to identify that the same person is moving from page to page.

Persistent cookies

We also use certain cookies that are persistent, meaning that they last beyond your session. Persistent cookies help our website remember you as a user each time you use the same computer to revisit us.

Cookies currently used

This website uses cookies in several places – we’ve listed each of them below along with more details about why we use them and how long they will last.


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An anti-forgery token to protect against cross-site request forgery attacks. 

1 day

ARRAffinity and ARRAffinitySameSite


These cookies are set by websites run on the Windows Azure cloud platform. They are used for load balancing to make sure the visitor page requests are routed to the same server in any browsing session.



To store cookie consent preferences

1 year

 Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics cookies to collect information about how visitors use this site and when issues are encountered (such as broken links). Google analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you were on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not store your personal information so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. We do not allow Google to use or share our data.


We use Google Analytics to make sure our website is meeting our users’ needs and to help prioritise improvements. Google provides more details on the Google privacy and cookie policy page. Google also provides a browser add-on which allows you to opt out of Google Analytics across all websites.


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To store and count pageviews

1 day


To store and count pageviews

2 years


To read and filter requests from bots

1 minute


Turning cookies on or off

You have a number of options when it comes to receiving cookies. You can set your browser either to reject all cookies, to allow only ‘trusted’ sites to send them, or to accept only those cookies from websites you are currently using.  We recommend that you don’t block all cookies because parts of our website rely on them to work properly.


To find out how to turn cookies on and off in your browser, select your browser below:


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