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Cookie Policy


Our website uses cookies, a cookie is a small text file which is downloaded and stored as text locally on the computer or device. 

By visiting this website with your browser settings adjusted to allow cookies, you are consenting to us using cookies for the purposes outlined below, specifically, these cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of our website, which helps us to provide an improved user experience when you browse our website and use our services. 

Where cookie technology is not available, an anonymous identifier may be used. An anonymous identifier is a random string of characters used for the same purposes as a cookie.

Your browser accesses the cookie file only when you visit the website that generated it.

The information stored within any given cookie can only be accessed by the website that created it and cookies are limited to communicating only the information that you have disclosed to the site.

More information about cookies can be found here.

Duration of Cookies:

Session (or Transient) Cookies

Session cookies are stored in your computer's memory for the length of your browsing session. They become inaccessible after the session has been inactive for a time and are automatically deleted from your computer when the browser is closed. They allow you to move from page to page without having to log-in repeatedly.

Persistent (or Permanent) Cookies

Persistent cookies are stored in your computer memory and are not deleted when the browser is closed. They are used to keep your preferences for the website, so they will be remembered for next time you visit the website. They are also used to collect information about the numbers of visitors, the average time spent on a particular page and analyse shopping behaviour on the website. This information is used to find out how well the website works and where it can be improved.

We use the following types of cookie:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.
  • Performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works.

The list below details the cookies used by us and trusted third parties for the proper delivery of our products and services and to improve the operation of our website:




Strictly necessary


We use cookies to enable some of the basic functionality that is required for you to use our website. The information collected through these cookies is only used for efficient website operating purposes and is never shared or sold on to third parties.


Google Analytics

Google Analytics use cookies (or, if applicable, anonymous identifiers) to collect data that helps us understand how people are using the site. We use this information to identify how and where we can improve the customer experience, and to help us determine where our ads will be most effective online.

Strictly necessary


Bizzabo help power our event ticketing and use cookies to improve their service and ensure efficient functionality of their website. Their cookie policy can be found here.

Strictly necessary


Stripe powers our card payments for our events and publication purchases. Stripe use cookies to improve their service and ensure efficient functionality of their website. Their cookie policy can be found here.

Managing Cookies

Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you may choose to modify your browser settings to decline cookies. If you choose not to accept our cookie(s) when you visit our website, you may be restricted from some of our interactive features and services, which may be rendered inoperable.

Last updated on 21 Sept 2022.