Cookies on our Website

This site, like many other sites, uses small text files called cookies to help customize your experience. Cookies are placed on your computer by websites you visit and are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.  The information below explains the cookies we use and how you can manage them.

What are cookies?

'Cookies' are small text files that are stored by the browser (e.g. Chrome, Edge, Firefox or Safari) or by a mobile phone (e.g. Android or iPhone) on your computer or mobile device. They allow websites to store such things as user preferences. You can think of cookies as providing a "memory" for the Website, enabling it to recognize a user and respond appropriately.

How do we use cookies?

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the tables below.

Strictly necessary cookies

These are cookies that are required for the operation of our Website and cannot be switched off. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our Website or use a shopping cart.

Cookie Name Purpose Duration
__RequestVerificationToken This cookie is essential for our site to stop cross-site request forgery. Session
login This cookie stores your authentication status after login. Session
This cookie stores login information when you choose to login using Facebook or LinkedIn.
This cookie stores additional information about your authentication status Session 
This cookie stores a value indicating whether or not your browser allows cookies. Session
This cookie stores your response when you choose to accept or reject cookies. 12 months
AnonymousCartId This cookie stores cart information when you choose to add an item to the cart before logging in. 14 days

Analytical/performance cookies 

These cookies allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our Website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our Website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. When you reject cookies on our site these cookies will not be placed.

We use Google Analytics to collect anonymized data about users in order to help us improve our website. These cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone, including the number of visitors, where the visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.  You may also choose to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics cookies across all websites.

Cookie Name Purpose Duration
_ga Google Analytics. Used to distinguish users. Session
_gid Google Analytics. Used to distinguish users. Session
Google Analytics. Used to throttle request rate. Session
Google Analytics. Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Session 
Google Analytics. Contains campaign related information for the user. Session

iMIS Implementer: Replace the <property-id> above with your Google analytics property ID.
If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, the _gat cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id>. Please rename accordingly.

Functionality cookies

These cookies are used to provide enhanced functionality of our website, to make it easier to use, and to recognize you when you return to our Website. This enables us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region). When you reject cookies on our site these cookies will not be placed.

Targeting cookies

These cookies record your visit to our Website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. When you reject cookies on our site these cookies will not be placed.

Third-party cookies

Our Website may contain links to other third party websites or technologies that may place additional cookies that are out of our control and not covered by this cookie policy. These third-parties may set cookies on your computer once you click on the link or video player.  Please read the Privacy Policy for each of these sites to learn more.

How do I change my cookie settings?

When you choose to reject cookies on our Website we will block all cookies not considered strictly necessary. You can change your cookie preferences at any time by using the Manage Preferences Tool to revoke the cookie and saving your selections. Alternatively, most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. For more information about how to control cookies visit or Please note that disabling or deleting cookies placed by our website my result in reduced functionality.

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit

If you are concerned about third party cookies generated by advertisers from Europe, you can turn some of these off by going to the Your Online Choices site.

School Library Association Guest Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy governs the collection and use of personal information relating to potential and existing Guests and Members.
The School Library Association is committed to abiding by this Privacy Policy, as well as the requirements of applicable laws, in the operation of its business. Please read this policy carefully as it explains the kinds of personal information we collect about you and how it is handled.
By your continued use of our web site, you consent to the collection and use of your personal information for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy.
We will generally let you know at the time of collection how we intend to use your personal information. Usually, we collect personal information about you which we require to respond to your inquires for payment processing and for the provision of goods and services to you. We also process your personal information where we are required to do so by law, and for the exercise or defence of legal claims. From time to time, we may contact you for research purposes, or to tell you about our special offers and other services in accordance with your contact preferences. Where appropriate, we will obtain your consent to do so. Personal information collected from you may include your name, payment processing information, postal address, email address, landline or mobile telephone number, delivery details as well as other non sensitive personal information.

We will never sell this information on, or provide access to it for other companies where it is not logistically required, and then we will put a non disclosure and privacy agreement in place beforehand. 
We will only disclose personal information about you internally and to third parties for processing purposes associated with payment processing, the supply of goods and services, for web site administration, or elsewhere when you have consented to such disclosures, or where such disclosures are required or permitted by law. These third parties we contractually bound only to use personal information to perform the services that we hire them to provide. Where you have agreed that we may do so, we may lease or rent your personal information to selected third parties for their postal or telephone marketing use.
We use administrative, technical, and physical measures to safeguard personal information against loss, theft and unauthorised uses, access or modifications. Certain areas of our web sites may be password protected. If you are a user of our web sites and have a password, you can help to preserve your privacy by ensuring that you do not share your password with anyone else.
We take steps to regularly validate the personal information we hold to ensure that the information is accurate and, where necessary, up to date. Information that is no longer required for any valid business purpose, and that we are not required to keep pursuant to any applicable law, will be routinely destroyed by secure means.
You may renew and update personal information that we hold about you by contacting us as detailed below.
If you have any questions about this privacy policy, you can email at [email protected]  or write to School Library Association, 1 Pine Court, Swindon, Wiltshire. SN2 8AD, UK
We reserve the right to add to or amend this privacy policy at our sole discretion, without prior notice to you. Please review our privacy policy on a regular basis to make sure you have read the latest version and you understand what we do with your personal information. Your continued use of our services or our web sites following the posting of changes to these terms means that you consent to those changes.

The SLA holds minimal information about its members, and that information which it does hold is purely to enable it to carry out its duty to its members. The SLA treats all information it holds confidentially and with utmost care. We seek to maintain the highest standards in all aspects of our work, and this is no different.

The SLA seeks to minimise arrangements where we share data, but this is sometimes necessary in order to efficiently carry out services to members. However, where these arrangements are in place we have agreements to ensure that your data is secure and protected.

You can withdraw your consent for us to have and use your data at any time. We will act on these requests in good time, and will seek to mitigate an impact to the services that this would have. Where the services we provide will be impacted we will explain the implications, so that each member can make an informed decision.

You can opt out of receiving any of these services by contacting the SLA office via [email protected] with the subject 'Opt Out'. If you require any further information about anything at all please call the office on 01793 530166.  
This version of the privacy policy is effective as of 1st November 2023.

Our full Data Protection policy is available here.

More information

If you still have questions, please contact us.