Our Cookie Policy

Cookies are small text files that most websites place on your computer when you visit. They’re used to make websites work efficiently and to provide useful information to website operators.

Cookies used on this website

  • These cookies collect information about how visitors use our site. We use this information to prepare reports and improve the site. This information is anonymous. The information includes the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Read more about Google’s privacy and safeguarding policies. You can opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
  • This is a session cookie and it allows the site to track pages visited to enable us to ensure that we can record your preferences and personalise your following visits to our site.
  • This cookie is used to identify repeat visits from a single visitor and it expires one year after the last page requested from the site by the visitor. We use this cookie to ensure we serve you with the latest content each time you visit our site.
  • This cookie identifies the sequence of HTTP requests from a single user. This cookie expires when the visitor closes the web session. We use this cookie to understand your level of interest in a topic area and/ or related content.

Cookies and email marketing

Where you receive a marketing email, event invitation or other direct mailing from us, we may collect information about you in the following ways.

  • View as a web page: If you click on the “view as a web page” link, a session cookie is recorded by us so that the web page is personalised in the same way as the email.
  • Links to web pages: If you click on any web link, we will record a session cookie and will automatically log such activity on our database.
  • Unsubscribe: If you click unsubscribe, we will automatically log this information on our database. If you unsubscribe from any email invitation or alert, we will continue to store your personal data on a ‘marketing suppression list’ so as to record your preferences.
  • Event RSVP buttons: In our event invitations and confirmations we provide buttons to allow you to accept, decline, cancel and register for that event. Clicking on these buttons will generate session cookies and your choice will be recorded in our database to help us manage the event.

More information

Many web browsers allow users to control most cookies through their browser settings. More information about cookies, including details on viewing what cookies have been set and how to delete them is available at http://www.allaboutcookies.org