Cookie Policy

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Cookie types

A "cookie" is a small file that may be downloaded by a viewed website on to the device browser. The UK International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Cookie Guide classifies cookies into the four classes shown below:

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies: Enable the website to perform basic functions.
  • Functionality Cookies: Allows the website to remember choices you make when browsing
  • Performance Cookies: Collect aggregated (anonymous) information about how visitors use a website.
  • Targeting/Advertising Cookies: Set by businesses for the prime or sole purpose of managing the performance of adverts, displaying adverts, and/or building user profiles to determine the display of adverts on other websites.

Site cookies

Our site Webmaster doesn't explicitly set cookies. The first party cookies delivered to the browser are inherent to the way the site Content Management System software, WordPress, and associated pluginss function. 
The 2012 European Union (EU) e-Privacy Directive (EU cookie Law) applies to how a European website uses cookies and similar technologies for storing information on a user’s equipment. Residents in EU countries must be advised if a website uses cookies when they first visit our website. This is done by a popup message letting you know that the site sets cookies. Cookie cookie-agreed-en records how the cookies notification message has been acknowledged by an EU user. The cookie expires after a defined period, usually 12 months.

The website is not set up to deliver Performance and Targeting/Adverting cookies. Performance cookies are not needed as aggregated (anonymous) information about how visitors use a site is collected by the host server traffic monitoring software. Financial transactions, like meeting registration fees and hotel bookings, are handled by third party sites and these may deliver their own cookie set.

Cookie Control

If you do not wish cookies to be set, you can disable cookies in your browser. Most browsers give you the choice of:-

  • Accepting all cookies
  • Blocking all cookies
  • Allowing or blocking cookies from specific web sites.
  • Allowing or blocking cookies from third party sites

The following websites provide details on how to change your browser cookie settings: