Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file downloaded on to your computer or device when you access certain websites or receive marketing emails. For more information about cookies, please visit

You control the cookies we use

You can manage cookies by changing your browser settings to block or delete cookies. To find out how to do so visit

Please note that if you block all cookies you may not be able to access parts of our website.

How do we use them?

Cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of the website, help us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website, and allow us to improve our site. We also use cookies as part of our direct marketing emails to provide a more personalised service and to enable us to understand how you have engaged with our content.

This may involve us recording a range of personal data relating to your use of our content in connection with your name, email address, IP address, geographic location, when you opened our email and already stored personal data. Please see our Privacy Notice for information about your rights in this regard.

Please unsubscribe from our marketing lists if you are unhappy with this. You can do so by contacting us at

You can also block or delete cookies by following the instructions at

We use cookies to:

  • understand what brought you to the website and what pages you visited;
  • remember you when you return to our website;
  • provide you with safe restricted access areas.
  • We may also use cookies in our marketing emails to:
  • make sure you have a personalised page that matches the email we send you (when you click on a link to respond to an event invitation or manage your preferences directly from a marketing email);
  • understand what parts of our website you visit after receiving a marketing email;
  • enable us to unsubscribe you from our marketing emails at your request (when you click on the unsubscribe link in your email);
  • tell us when you have accepted an event invitation.

Session Cookies: these are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser during a browser session.

Analytical Cookies: Analytical cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and see how visitors move around the site when they’re using it. This helps us to improve how the website works, for example by making sure users are finding what they need easily. We do not collect information which identifies users. Information collected is aggregated and anonymous.

Third Party Cookies: Our website links to third party websites which may download cookies to your device. These cookies are not under our control and you should check the relevant third party websites for more information about the use of these third party cookies.

Persistent Cookies: these cookies remain in your browser file between browser sessions and are used to recognise you when you return to the website.