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What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer when you visit websites. They are widely used across the Internet in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as provide performance information to the owner of the site.

The British Psychological Society websites uses cookies to collect standard Internet log information, visitor behaviour patterns and ensure that any user services you request function correctly (for example, to temporarily track your selections on the BPS Shop website so that the checkout service work correctly, or request to login to the site and access your user account).

How to control and delete cookies

The British Psychological Society will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our websites, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.allaboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our (and other) websites and you may not be able to login if you have set up a website account.

We use a number of other thirrd party Internet services companies who also set cookies in order to provide additional functionality and performance monitoring. If you would like more information about the cookies used by these suppliers, as well as information on how to opt-out, please see the relevant notes in the cookie lists below.

Cookie Categories

Cookies have been categorise by the International Chamber of Commerce UK as set out below. We may use cookies in none, any or all of these categories from time to time, but where we do, we will inform you by updating the cookie tables on this webpage.

 

  • Strictly necessary cookies – These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, services you have asked for or selected cannot be provided
  • Performance cookies – These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect informationthat identifies a visitor. All these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. This information is only used to improve content and how a website works.
  • Functionality cookies – These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personalized features. For instance, they may be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a news item or blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
  • Targeting or advertising cookies – These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of time you see an advertisement as well as help to measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. Quite often targeting and advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by other organisations.

 

Lists of cookies on this website set by us

Strictly necessary cookies

CookieNamePurposeMore information
Content Management System cookieSESS[unique string]Maintains visitor session, enabling basic functionality such as navigation, access to secure areas. 
Content Management System cookieSERVERIDMaintains visitor session with relevant server in a multi-server environment. 
Cookie ComplianceCookieLawCompliance

Cookie content = Y when 3rd party cookies have been allowed by the user.

Cookie content = N when 3rd party cookies have not allowed by the user.

Persistent cookie used to keep track of a user preference to allow or deny 3rd party cookies.

If deleted the cookie consent banner will appear at the next visit to the website.

Cross sub-domain session cookieBPS_TOKENMaintains logged in status and profile availability when moving between BPS main site and PsychSource sub-domain (different hosts)Session cookie - expires on logout or browser close.
Content Management System cookieJSESSIONIDRequired on some of our older sub-domain sites (something.bps.org.uk) to track and maintain a visitors session. Removed on exit.Sub domain sites are managed by our legacy content management systems. Our lagacy sites are being moved to our new platform and scheduled to be completed during 2014/15 and will be as the two cookies above.
Content Management System cookieCFIDRequired on some of our older sub-domain sites (something.bps.org.uk) to track and maintain a visitors session. This cookie is persistent and not removed on exit.The legacy forum system is scheduled to be replaced by our new platform during 2014/15.
Content Management System cookieCFTOKENRequired on some of our older sub-domain sites (something.bps.org.uk) to track and maintain a visitors session. This cookie is persistent.The legacy forum system is scheduled to be replaced by our new platform during 2014/15.
Content Management System cookieCFLOCALSESSIONRequired on some of our older sub-domain sites (something.bps.org.uk) to track and maintain a visitors session. Removed on exit.The legacy forum system is scheduled to be replaced by our new platform during 2014/15.

 

 

 

 

Performance Cookies

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Google Analytics

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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors come from and the pages they visit.

Click here for an overview of privacy at Google

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics visit http://www.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

 

 

 

Functionality cookies

CookieNamePurposeMore information
Content Management System Cookie

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Informs batch process routines (file upload and download) that the visitor has javascript enabled in their browser. Deleted on exit from the site. 

 

 

 

 

Tracking or advertising cookies

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We do not set any tracking cookies.   

 

 

List of cookies on this website set by third parties

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Addthis.com

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Non-personally identifiable data collection cookies used for targeting advertising. These cookies are persistent.

Click here to view the Add This privacy policy

To opt out of being tracked by Add This visit http://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out
Facebook.com

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These cookies track the user action on their Facebook account. They also contain information about the visitor's browser when they leave our site and go directly to facebook, the first and last page visited and a random security value to prevent cross-site request forgery. These cookies do not collect personally identifiable data. Unless stated these cookies are session cookies and are removed on exit.Click here to view the Facebook privacy policy
Twitter.com

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Clarity on these cookies is being sourced.Click here to view the Twitter privacy policy
YouTube.com

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Clarity on these cookies is being sourced.

Click here for an overview of privacy at Google

 

Cookies set by third party sites

To support our content and provide richer information, we sometimes embed content from websites such as YouTube. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube you may be presented with cookies from these websites. The British Psychological Society does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

 

Sharing Tools

We would like to draw your attention to the fact that our website carries ‘share’ buttons from AddThis.com to enable users of the site to easily share articles with their friends through a number of popular social networks. This service may set cookies when you visit their service and sets some cookies on our site. The British Psychological Society does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

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