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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. 

Necessary 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

Optional cookies

The optional cookies are groups under the following categories to help you make an informed decision:

Statistics cookies

There are also the Analytics Cookies – which are optional. These Cookies are necessary for the functioning of the Analytics services described in the respective section. These cookies are

  • _gat,
  • _gid

Social sharing

We have cookies that are placed on the share function of  and also social sharing on Twitter and LinkedIn.


You will see a tick box for marketing, however ADASS does not use any data collected via cookies for marketing purposes. This box is therefore redundant and can be ignored without effecting the website’s performance.