Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

As is common practice with almost all professional websites the DEBS website uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve the efficiency of the DEBS website. By using our website and services, you are consenting to the use of cookies.

This Cookie Policy covers the DEBS website and the services that we provide. It describes what information our cookies gather, how we use that information and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or 'break' certain elements of the site's functionality.

What are Cookies

A cookie is a small text file which helps your web browser navigate through our website. The cookie can then be read back later by the web browser as required. The use of cookies is a convenient way of allowing your computer to remember information relating to a website which has been visited. A cookies may be either "persistent", meaning it is stored by your web browser until an expiry date is passed or until deletion by you, or they can be "session" cookies, meaning they expire when the web browser is closed.

For further information about cookies including a detailed definition, please consult All About Cookies.

How DEBS uses Cookies

DEBS uses both session and persitent cookies to enhance the functionality of our website and services and to track visitor behaviors, such as popular resources or case studies.

The Cookies we Set

Functionality Cookies

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This cookie records that you have clicked to accept our Cookie Policy so that you don't repeatedly get challenged by our cookie banner.

Analytics Cookies

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DEBS is hosted by the Archaeology Data Service (ADS), which uses these Matomo Web Analytics cookies for the purposes of collecting statistics about how visitors use our website. Matomo uses cookies to collect non-personally-identifying information, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify individuals. We do not make, and do not allow Motomo to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. You can read Matomo's Privacy Policy on their website.

Third Party Cookies

We use a Google Maps 'widget' to display the location of our offices. Google uses cookies to track who is logged in and identify which pages from DEBS use these "widgets". The Google cookie policy is available via this link:

Cookies with the domain '' also originate from Google.

Disabling Cookies

If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by DEBS, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser will tell you how. Unfortunately restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the DEBS website. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.