Cookies Notice

If you visit this website, files called “cookies” may be saved to your computer. A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns.

We use two different types of cookies on this website: functional cookies and tracking cookies. We’ll explain what both of these types of cookies do.

Functional cookies

Functional cookies are necessary to allow registered users to sign in and edit this website. Most regular visitors are not affected; at most, our CMS sets a cookie that tells the website that users that are not logged in should be treated as “guests” in the sense that they are only allowed to view pages instead of edit them.

These functional cookies do not contain any personal data. If you block the functional cookies, Ancient World Magazine may not work correctly. If you have an account with us, you may experience problems if you have functional cookies blocked.

Tracking cookies

We use Google Analytics to get an idea of how many visitors we get each day and to better understand how visitors use our website. Google Analytics does this using so-called “tracking cookies”. The software registers your IP address, but this information is anonymized: two bytes are obscured at the moment of collection, which means that an IP address reads e.g. instead of all numbers. Because we are based in the European Union, Google Analytics should be GDPR compliant.

We embed videos and sound files from third parties, namely YouTube and Vimeo (in our videos section), LibSyn (our podcast), and SoundCloud (our audio articles). These third parties set their own cookies. These third parties may set more than one cookie. For example, an embedded YouTube video also adds cookies for Doubleclick ad tracking (despite the fact that Ancient World Magazine is an ad-free website).

Please be aware that loading a page with embedded content means that the party in question will set a cookie and that they may track you across this website and beyond. Unfortunately, we cannot control what these third parties do with the information, but if you have any concerns, please read their respective privacy policies.

How to block cookies

If you do not wish to have cookies placed on your computer, you should set your browser to refuse cookies before using our website. Many modern browsers tend to disable third-party trackers by default, but do check to make sure. For more information, refer to

If you use a modern browser, you can also install extensions that block (tracking) cookies. For added security, you can also use a VPN to ensure that data you send and receive via the internet is secure and private.


If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to contact us.