Cookie Policy

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What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files stored on your computer. They relate to a specific site, and can be used to enhance that site's functionality and your interaction with it; they may also be used for usage tracking, research, targeting, etc.

Cookies may be ‘session’ or ‘persistent’ cookies. Session cookies remain in place until you close your browser. Persistent cookies remain in place until some specified date or indefinitely.

How do we use cookies?

Understanding Society Scientific Conference web sites use cookies to assist you in navigation and to logged-in users to access restricted pages.

In addition, the Understanding Society Scientific Conference web site also uses Google Analytics, which creates cookies to collect and analyse anonymous data. This helps us understand how our web sites are being used and how to make them better.

Some web pages may also offer the ability to support us by ‘liking’ us on Facebook or ‘tweeting’ about us using Twitter. If you do support us in this way, a Twitter or Facebook cookie will also be saved on your computer.

The Understanding Society Scientific Conference web site does not use cookies for advertising or other commercial purposes.

The Understanding Society Scientific Conference web site uses cookies following guidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office.

What cookies do we use?

The following cookies are created locally on the Understanding Society Scientific Conference web site (

Cookie Purpose
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In addition, the following cookies are created by linked sites for the purposes of account identification and to collect usage information:

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How can I control the use of cookies?

You can control the use of cookies on your computer by adjusting your web browser preferences, choosing to allow them, block them, only allow them from selected sites or only allow certain types of cookies, though this may affect your ability to navigate and/or access some Understanding Society Scientific Conference web pages. You may also turn off data collection by Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Where can I find more information about cookies?

For more information about cookies, please see Wikipedia’s HTTP cookie entry.

Date: 2019-05-10