How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. We do not use tracking cookies which follow your actions to other sites or continue to gather information about your on-line activities..

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies by altering the switches on the right hand column. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website as some features may require cookies to be enabled before full functionality applies.

Which cookies we use

We use the following cookies:

Essential cookies

These cookies are considered essential for the use of this website. They store values indicating your preference for the use of further cookies on our website.

  • cookie_policy: Used to acknowledge that you have read our cookie notice and by continuing to use our site accept our use of cookies. This also stores values for your preference of using web analytics and social media cookies (described below).
  • survey: Used to acknowledge your participation in a survey, or your desire to not see the popup again.

Interaction cookies

We also set cookies if you sign up for our comment sheet alert service. We will assume that you accept these cookies being set if you click the link to sign up for our comment sheets. We will remind you that these cookies will be set before you click on this link.

  • ASPSESSIONID: Required to use ASP Session Management
  • RSPWDTMP: Session cookie for login
  • RSLOGINEVENT: Session cookie to remember event ID on login (to enable new contacts get back to right event)
  • RSGENPAGEEVENT: Session cookie to remember original event ID on page generate call
  • RSGENPAGEEVENTLAST: Session cookie to remember most recent event ID on page generate call
  • RSPROCESSEVENT: Session cookie to remember event ID on process call

Web analytics cookies

We use Google Analytics as our website analytics provider. They set a number of cookies, and may be used to track you beyond this website. You can read more about the cookies Google sets here.

Social media cookies

Throughout our website, we provide you with the opportunity to share our stories through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+. Each service sets a number of cookies which, again, may be used to track you beyond this website. You can read about the cookies each service sets below:

Your choice

If you are unhappy about how we use web analytics and social media cookies, you can always alter your preferences. By continuing to use this site, we will assume implicit use of cookies on this site.