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Cookie Policy

Like most websites, this one uses cookies.

Cookies are small text files stored on your computer by your browser. They’re used for many things, such as remembering whether you’ve visited the site before, so that you remain logged in - or to help us work out how many new website visitors we get each month. They contain information about the use of your computer but don’t include personal information about you (they don’t store your name, for instance).

This policy explains how cookies are used on this website in general – and, below, how you can control the cookies that may be used on this site.

Our use of cookies

When you visit the website for the first time, a pop up banner will appear asking you to choose your cookie preferences. ADASS members can change their cookie preferences at any time via their privacy settings on their profile.

The cookies allow us to identify your computer and find out details about your last visit.

You can choose not to allow cookies. If you do, we can’t guarantee that your experience with the Website will be as good as if you do allow cookies.

The information collected by cookies includes general information about your computer settings, your connection to the Internet e.g. operating system and platform, IP address, your browsing patterns and timings of browsing on the Website and your location.

Most internet browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can change the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer.

Types of cookie that may be used during your visit to the ADASS Website:

The following types of cookie are used on this site. 

First Party cookies

These Cookies are necessary for the proper functioning of this application and are used to store sessions and preferences.  They are:

  • NET_SessionId

Used to store User sessions and help us ensure they have features on the website and content personalised to their needs.

  • redbox-auth 
    Remembers which method/type of authentication the user has used, ie Username/Password, Encrypted URL details, Athens/Shibboleth, IP for example it does not store the unique data of the username just the method.
  • cookieconsent 
    Used to remember if the user has agreed to cookies and controls if the cookie-consent banner is displayed again 
  • _ga,
    Used to determine new sessions/visits, track website performance and user experience

Third-party cookies

Some of our web pages contain content from other sites like YouTube and Twitter, which may set their own cookies. As well as this, if you share a link to one of our pages, the service you choose to share to via (e.g. Facebook) may set a cookie on your browser. Please note that we have no control over third-party cookies. You may disable them, but you will need to check the relevant third party site to find out how to do this.

Managing your cookie options

When you visit our website you will see a popup asking for your consent to use optional cookies - remember this is set against your devices or browsers so accessing this website on different machine will mean we ask you each time for your consent. Whilst we realise this might be slightly excessive we want to be sure you accept the use of this cookies as they are set against your devices.

There are several other ways to manage cookies. You can:

  • set your browser to prevent cookies from being accepted. More information should be in your browser’s “help” menu. How to adjust your browser will depend on which browser you’re using.
  • set some browsers to send you an alert when a website is trying to place a cookie on your browser.
  • block cookies by activating the setting on your browser to refuse all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies including strictly necessary cookies, site access and features can be limited or not available.
  • delete cookies stored in your browser by “clearing cookies”. This will only delete cookies already stored. It won’t prevent new ones being accepted unless you change the acceptance settings. Also, clearing your cookies on one browser of one device does not automatically clear them on another. You need to clear all browsers on all devices, independently.
  • refuse specific cookies, by using that cookie’s opt-out process, in the table at the end of this notice.

More information about cookies is available on external websites such as For help with how to manage and delete cookies, visit Further information about advertising cookies, and how to manage them, can be found at (EU based), or (US based).

We are not responsible for the content or cookies from external websites. If you follow a link from our site to a third party site, they will have their own privacy and cookie notices.

Please bear in mind that if you restrict or disable cookies it can limit functionality and prevent sites from working properly at all.

Below you will see some options for configuring the cookies on this site, you can change your setting here or from the cookie policy link in the footer of our website at anytime.  We will ask for you to renew consent in 12 months time.