Cookie information

Information on our cookie policy.

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 All About Cookies 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 third 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 information that identifies a visitor. All the information 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 times 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
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If deleted the cookie consent banner will appear at the next visit to the website.

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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.

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List of cookies on this website set by third parties

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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 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.

Version: October 2022