Reading Lists 'Illegal Institution' error

Posted on 13 October 2017

Some people accessing Reading Lists via the VLE have seen an 'Illegal Institution' error which prevents you from viewing your lists.

This is a known issue, related to the way that web browsers store third-party cookies, which we're working to resolve as soon as possible.

In the meantime, please follow these instructions to resolve the problem:

We apologise for the inconvenience that this may have caused you - if you have any further problems please email

For general information about using Reading Lists, see: