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Cookie Policy


How Informa Uses Cookies On Its Websites

Whenever you visit our websites, information may be collected using cookies and similar tools to improve your user experience and to enhance the performance of the website.


What Are Cookies?

A cookie is a small text file which a website’s server may put on your computer, mobile phone or similar device when you first visit a site or page. Only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie and each cookie is unique to your web browser.

Cookies have many functions which help to enhance your user experience. For example they allow us to recognise you and remember your user preferences, they allow us to analyse the performance of the website and recommend content we believe will be most relevant to you.

Most cookies do not collect information that identifies you, but instead collect general data about how a user uses a website and possibly their location. However, some cookies may collect personal information.

Cookies can last for different durations and will otherwise be known as ‘Session’ or ‘Persistent’ cookies depending on how long they are used:

  • Session cookies only last for your online session and disappear from your computer or device when you close your browser.
  • Persistent cookies stay on your computer or device after the browser has been closed and last for the period of time specified in the cookie. These persistent cookies are activated each time you visit the site where the cookie was generated.

Our Use Of Cookies

In General Terms, Our Cookies Perform The Following Functions:

  1. Essential Cookies
  2. Some cookies are strictly necessary in order to enable you to move around the website and use all of its features. They allow you to log into secure areas of our website and access all of the content to which you have subscribed.

  3. Performance Cookies
  4. These cookies allow us to analyse how our users use our websites and to monitor website performance. This allows us to quickly identify and fix any issues that arise and analyse patterns of user activity to develop a better user experience.

  5. Functionality Cookies
  6. We use functionality cookies to allow us to remember your preferences, such as your username and any choices you have made in your subscription settings. We also use functionality cookies to allow you to watch a video online or comment on a blog.

  7. Targeted Advertising Cookies
  8. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and any advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.


You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie Name

Purpose

Duration

90393649_clogin This cookie is used to manage sessions for logged in users. This cookie is essential to the use of the site by logged in users. The cookie stores parameters about your logged in session. Session

ASP.NET_SessionId This cookie is used to manage the session associated with a user visit. This cookie is essential to the use of the site by all visitors. Session

__utma
__utmb
__utmc
__utmz
These cookies are used to analyse how our users use our website and to monitor website performance. 2 years
8 hours
Session
6 months

collector
ptwty_snid
ptwty_snid
ptwty_txid
ptwty_txid
These cookies are used to analyse how our users use our website and to monitor website performance. 9 years
8 hours
8 hours
8 hours
8 hours

{f28a5033-d228-4159-947e-2f22f28b2adc} To remember the users’ “Remember Me” status for login. 1 year

.InformaAuth To remember the user’s login status 1 year

{A807F588-D5D3-43F0-A49C-9B45A0C5BDDF} To remember items placed in the user’s shopping cart. 10 days

cookieNotification To remember if the user has accepted the site’s cookie policy. 10 years

ebi-textsize To remember the user’s text size preference. 3 years

gpv
prevPage
s_cc
s_invisit
s_nr
s_ppv
s_sq
s_vi
s_vi_* (randomized value)
s_vnum
undefined_s
These cookies are used to analyse how our users use our website and to monitor website performance. 30 minutes
30 minutes
Session
30 minutes
2 days
Session
Session
2 years
2 years 5 days
30 minutes

Third Party Cookies

Some of our websites contain cookies from third parties. These may fall into the functions outlined above, for example Google Analytics. We may also use third party cookies to help us with market research, revenue tracking, improving site functionality and monitoring compliance with our terms and conditions and copyright policy.

In addition, advertisers sometimes use their own cookies to provide you with relevant advertisements. If you are based in the European Union and would like to learn more about how advertisers use these types of cookies or to choose not to receive them, please visit www.youronlinechoices.eu. If you are based in the United States and would like to learn more, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/



Some of the third parties that may set cookies on our website include:

Third Party name

Purpose

90393649_clogin These cookies are used to analyse how our users use our website and to monitor website performance.

By using our websites you agree to our use of cookies as described in this Cookie Policy. If you wish to disable any of our cookies, then please follow the instructions on our ‘How to Manage Cookies’ page. Please note, that disabling cookies may mean some areas of the site are unable to function properly.