Cookie Policy

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?

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

In addition, Society Central web sites also use 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.

The Society Central web site does not use cookies for advertising or other commercial purposes.

The Society Central 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 Society Central web site (https://societycentral.ac.uk/):

Cookie Purpose
wordfence_verified Wordfence Cookie used to verify if the visitor is a human.
wfvt_ Used by WordFence to track a user for the duration of their visit so that their page views can be grouped together

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

Cookies Created by
pid, guest_id, twitter_sess, _utmx, _utmv, _utmt, _utmc, _utmb, __utma Twitter
datr, reg_fb_gate, reg_rb_ref, c_user, csm, id, locale, aut, sxs, act, fr, lu, p, presence, s, xs Facebook
_ga, _gat Google Analytics

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 Society Central 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: 2018-05-23