Cookies in use on this site

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

Our cookies help us to:

  • Make our website work as you'd expect
  • Save you having to log in every time you visit the site
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Allow Members and Fellows to access their membership benefits
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Continuously improve our website for you

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on the software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies, we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below; however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

More about our cookies

Website function cookies

Our own cookies

We use cookies to make our website work including:

  • Making our shopping basket and checkout work
  • Providing access to your CPD/Revalidation ePortfolio
  • Determining if you are logged in or not
  • Allowing you to add comments to our site
  • Other membership benefits, including access to online journals, TOG and BJOG

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

Third-party functions

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Our site includes the following which use cookies:

  • A widget from Twitter
  • A link to the College's Facebook page

Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties.

Anonymous visitor statistics cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics, such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows, which helps to identify when our site isn't working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These 'analytics' programs also tell us, on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before, helping us to put more money into developing our services for you, rather than marketing.

We use:

  • Google Analytics

Turning cookies off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our and a large proportion of the world's websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.

For more information about turning off cookies on your browser, click the relevant link below:

PC or Mac browsers

Mobile browsers

To opt out of Google Analytics, please click here.

It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called 'spyware'. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.

 

The cookie information text on this site was derived from content provided by Attacat Internet Marketing, a marketing agency based in Edinburgh. If you need similar information for your own website you can use their free cookie audit tool.

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