Privacy policy and cookies

Privacy policy

Taylor & Francis Group website privacy statement

This online privacy policy is designed to tell you about how we collect and use information so that you (“User” or “you”) can make an informed choice about using the website identified by the URL and/or any website which is automatically redirected to that website (together, the “Website”) operated by Taylor & Francis Group (“our”, “we” or “us”) on behalf of Informa plc (registered in the UK).

What information do we collect?

When you submit a request for Author Services Alerts or a Contact form on this Website we ask for your full name, job title, organisation, e-mail address, subject discipline and, if you are an existing author, the ID of your manuscript and title of the journal it was published in (“Personal Data”).

Use of Personal Data

Any Personal Data that you give us will be treated with the utmost care and security. It will not be used in ways to which you have not consented.

The Personal Data we collect is used to provide you with the service that you have requested or to respond to an enquiry that you have made.

We will not sell, rent or loan any Personal Data or identifiable information collected on this Website, except that we may pass or sell your Personal Data outside our corporate group to third parties in the event that we sell the whole or part of our business.

The information collected from this Website could be stored for as long as is required for the uses stated above.

Users’ right to opt-out

If you do not want to receive any e-mail communications from us please let us know by sending an e-mail to

Period of grace

Should you request that we amend or suppress records containing your Personal Data we will endeavour to do so as promptly as practical; however you may receive communications for a transitional period whilst we process your records.


When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful, and reliable. Where services are delivered on the Internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through (for example):

  • enabling a service to recognize your device so you don’t have to give the same information several times during one task
  • recognizing that you may already have given a username and password so you don’t need to do it for every web page requested
  • measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there’s enough capacity to ensure they are fast.

If you do not accept cookies you will be unable to use this website. You can, however, manage these small files yourself and learn more about them through Internet browser cookies – what they are and how to manage them.

Our use of cookies

Title of cookiePurpose of cookieType of cookieDoes the cookie link to other data the provider holds on the individual?Lifespan of cookieFirst party/third party
_pk_sesUsed to count page viewsTraffic analysisNoSessionFirst party
_pk_idUsed to recognise a returning visitorTraffic analysisNo1 yearFirst party
GEUPThis cookie allows YouTube to collect usage information for YouTube hosted videosTraffic analysisNo2 yearsThird party
PREFThis cookie allows YouTube to save user preferencesUser preferencesNo1 yearThird party
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVEThis cookie allows YouTube to set user preferences according to their personal settings for Google servicesVisitor info if user logged in to Google servicesYes180 daysThird party
YSCCookie used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interestsRe-marketingYesSessionThird party
uvcUsed to track usage of the service. It allows a user to share a webpage with many social sitesSocial media sharingNo24hThird party
__utmaThis cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site pertaining to the cookie, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurredTraffic analysisNo2 yearsThird party
__utmbTakes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters a siteTraffic analysisNo30minThird party
__utmcTakes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves a siteTraffic analysisNoSessionThird party
_hjIncludedInSampleThis session cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate funnels.Traffic analysisNoThird party