Cookies are small text files placed on your computer by websites you visit. Cookies can be deleted or disabled at any time by using the privacy settings in your browser. However, if you disable cookies completely this may mean that you will not be able to use some of the services offered by our websites. Below is an overview of the types of cookies we use on Wiley's websites. For more information about cookies, go to

Session cookies and persistent cookies

Most of the cookies we use are session cookies.

Session cookies are stored only for as long as you stay on a site. When you leave, the cookie is removed from your computer. This type of cookie is usually placed as soon as you arrive on the site and is used to identify you uniquely as you navigate so that we can ensure that any choices you make are correctly applied to you.

As an example, a session cookie from the Wiley Maestro is randomly generated and looks like this: A91E8880091LKJDDBB533D55930G2F9D9

Persistent cookies are placed on your computer and stay there when you leave a site. We use them to remember, for example, your login details for the site if you click 'Remember me', or any personalisation settings you make such as My Profile, or My Account. You can delete or disable this type of cookie at any time by adjusting the privacy settings on your browser.


First-party cookies and third-party cookies

First-party cookies are those placed on your computer by the sites you visit. This type of cookie is set by Wiley and used for security services such as login and shopping carts, and additional functional services such as personal settings.

Third-party cookies are those placed by other websites or organisations when you visit a site. For example, if you visit website A, organisations B and C who provide services for website A and its users may place a cookie on your computer. This type of cookie is most commonly used for tracking and analysis - for example, to provide data back to the operator of website A about which pages are visited most frequently. As you navigate a Wiley website you may receive third-party cookies such as those described below.

Analytics cookies are set by companies who give us specialised tracking data so that we can improve the way our websites work, and count the number of visitors or gauge the popularity of a particular feature. These cookies do not collect personal information; they allocate a number to identify each individual user and the user's navigation route through the site is recorded against that number. These analytics cookies expire at the end of any session.

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Some social networking and sharing sites such as AddThis may place cookies or web beacons on our sites to collect certain anonymous information when you visit our site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information during your visits to our sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of interest to you. To learn more about this sort of advertising practice visit:

AddThis provides an opt out - you can find details about this and about how AddThis uses cookies at

We use Google technologies to serve advertisements and to track and report on advertising response rates. No personal information is collected or reported. Information and opt-out tools can be found at: or

To change your browser's cookie and privacy settings

Your browser will enable you to customize your cookie settings. Typically, you will find the controls under the browser's 'Options' or 'Preferences' menu. The exact level of customization will depend on your browser; refer to your browser's help or for detailed instructions.

Changing your cookie settings may affect functionality of the site and your ability to use some of its features.

Wiley's privacy policy

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