What Do We use Cookies For?

We don’t always use cookies on our website, but when we do it is for a good or specific reason.  The section below will give you some idea of some of these reasons.  You can then look at how you want to manage the cookies yourself.

Cookies enable us to identify your device, or you when you have logged in. We use cookies that are strictly necessary to enable you to move around the site or to provide certain basic features. We use cookies to enhance the functionality of the website by storing your preferences, for example. We also use cookies to help us to improve the performance of our website to provide you with a better user experience

We don’t sell the information collected by cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties, except where required by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies).

If you wish to control what cookies are set on your device through the Society website then you can find out how to do this in Managing Cookies.

Strictly necessary cookies

Some cookies are strictly necessary in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies, we will not be able to determine user numbers onsite or provide certain features, such as automatic sign in to the Society services.

Functionality cookies

Functionality cookies record information about choices you’ve made and allow us to customise the website to you. Functionality cookies may also take the form of Flash cookies, which are stored in your Adobe Flash Player rather than your browser.

Performance cookies

We use Performance cookies across Society websites for internal purposes to help us to provide you with a better user experience. Information supplied by cookies helps us to understand how our visitors use the Society website so that we can improve how we present our content to you. They also allow us to test different design ideas for particular pages, such as the Society Homepage. We generally contract with independent measurement and research companies to perform these services for us and when this is the case, these cookies may be set by a third party company (third party cookies). Third party cookies are identified in the list below, together with information as to how you can opt out of receiving them.

Examples of the types of Performance cookies we might decide to use

These are also the most commonly used cookies:

Google DoubleClick

The Society sometimes uses Google DoubleClick to measure the effectiveness of its online promotions and marketing.

Click here to opt-out of DoubleClick cookies.

Google Analytics

From time to time some Society services, use Google Analytics. This is an analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate use of those services and compile a report for us.

Opt-out of Google Analytics cookies.

Online behavioural advertising

We may use cookies, from time to time, to work out what advertising might be most relevant to you based on the areas you look at on our sites and your IP address geo-location

The advertisements seen by users of the site might be served by a number of third party ad serving providers. Some of the most common ones are listed below. The cookies accompanying the ads allow them and their advertisers to monitor the effectiveness of the ads and make the ads more relevant to you

You can choose whether or not to allow these cookies to be set in cookie settings. If you would like to opt-out of an individual organisation’s cookies, please use the links below.

Google DoubleClick
AOL Advertising
Mediaplex (ValueClick)