What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are downloaded to your computer when you access a website. These cookies are then sent back to the website each time you re-visit or to another website if it recognises that cookie.

How we use cookies

We use a couple of different 3rd party cookies to measure the performance of our site so we can improve it.

Google Analytics: this is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content. For further information about the use of these cookies by Google click here.

Canddi: The cookies enabled by this program are used to collect information about companies who visit our site and how they use it.

AddThis: We allow third-party companies, including AddThis, to collect certain anonymous information when you visit our website. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information during your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or a third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioural advertising practice, you can visit www.networkadvertising.org.

Email Marketing Cookies: 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.

Disabling cookies

To opt out of AddThis data collection, please visit: http://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out.

You can prevent the use of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this or click on the links below).

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For more information about cookies, and how to disable them visit www.allaboutcookies.org

Changes

We may need to update this policy in the future. We encourage you to review it regularly.  If you have any questions regarding our Cookie Policy, please get in touch:

Your contact

Kim Walowsky

Senior Digital Marketing Manager