What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device. Their purpose is to collect information relating to how you use our website, how you reached it, what sort of device you were using and your internet browser type.
The types of cookie we use
The different types of cookie on our site are explained below.
These are like the short-term memory of our website. They last only as long as your current internet session, and will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser.
We use session cookies to:
- Keep you logged in while you move through pages and services on our site,
- Enable you to complete transactions on the site
- Pre-populate forms with information to save you typing in information that you have already provided.
These cookies allow our website to recognise you when you visit, and help save you time.
Persistent cookies are used to “remember” you when you return to your Informi user login. They also enable basic web traffic analysis using Google Analytics.
If you don’t want our website to remember you, make sure you log out and close your browser after each visit.
These cookies remain stored on your computer until you delete them, or they reach a specified expiry date.
We use retargeting cookies to deliver dynamic adverts based on webpages you’ve visited. Many third parties such as blogs, search engines and other websites will use these cookies to check if you’ve visited the Informi website lately. If you’ve visited us, the third party will show you an Informi advert on their website.
You can opt out of these, and a number of targeted advertising cookies, by visiting the National Advertising Initiative and Google. This won’t stop companies from showing you ads, but it will prevent them from personalising their ads to you specifically.
Analytical/performance cookies are used to monitor the performance of our website: for example, to determine the number of page views and the number of unique users who have visited the website.
The information these cookies provide allows us to analyse patterns of user behaviour. This is anonymous – it can’t be used to identify you and doesn’t contain any personal information, and is only used for statistical analysis purposes.
During your visit to our website, you may notice some cookies that are not related to Informi.
We sometimes embed content from social media and other third-party websites, including Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. This meanswhen you visit a page on our website containing such content, you may be presented with third-party cookies that track your use of our website.
Informi doesn’t control these cookies, but you can find out more about them in the table below.
|Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager||These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website and allows us to set rules to help target relevant adverts. We use the information to compile reports and to help is improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.|
|Facebook connect, Facebook Custom Audience, Facebook Pixel||Facilities social sharing and login via Facebook credentials. These cookies also retarget you to our website via Facebook advertising and tracts the conversation via the advertising.|
|IDE||Used to improve advertising relevance and reporting on campaigns, and to avoid showing adverts you’ve already seen.|
|DoubleClick, DoubleClick Ad Exchange||Used to improve advertising relevance and reporting on campaigns, and to avoid showing adverts you’ve already seen. It also allows our developers to carry [out admin on the DoubleClick account and access reports|
|ShareThis||Facilitate social sharing of online content from our website, to other approved social channels, such as Facebook, Twitter and email. These cookies also facilitate the delivery of relevant targeted advertising.|
|comScore||Used to collect anonymous information about how visitors use our website, including where visitors have come from, pages viewed and devises used to access our website|
|Drupal – Browser session storage||These are used to store login information and visitor preferences.|
We use different types of cookie for different things, such as:
- analysing how you use the Informi website
- giving you a better, more personalised experience
- recognising you and keeping you signed in as you move around the site.
What happens if you turn off Informi cookies
You’re unable to opt out of essential cookies, as these are an important part of providing you with an effective service. If you choose to opt out of non-essential cookies, you may find your experience across our website isn’t as useful and informative as it could be. We’ll no longer be able to offer you the same level of tailored, personalised services and you may not be able to access some of the services on our website.
How to change your cookie settings
Web browser settings
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all the cookies (including essential cookies or those that Informi do not have control over) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
Please use the links below to get instructions on how to remove third-party cookies managed by organisations outside Informi’s control from your browser.