Cookies and how they benefit you

The RSPH website uses cookies to help provide you with the best user experience. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

These cookies:

  • Make the RSPH website work as you would expect
  • Save you having to login every time you visit the site
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
  • Continuously improve the RSPH website

RSPH does not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties

You can learn more about the cookies used below.

Granting RSPH permission to use cookies

If the settings on the software that you are using to view the RSPH website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies, RSPH takes this, and your continued use of the RSPH website, to mean that you accept their use.

Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from the RSPH website you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that the RSPH website will not work as you would expect.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of the RSPH website and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to the RSPH website. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Cookies used on the RSPH website

RSPH cookies

RSPH uses cookies to make the RSPH website work including:

  • Making the shopping basket and checkout work
  • Determining if you are logged in or not
  • Remembering your search settings

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use the RSPH website.

Third party function cookies

The RSPH website includes functionality provided by third parties. The RSPH website includes the following which use cookies:

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

Social website cookies

So you can easily 'like' or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter, RSPH has included sharing buttons on the RSPH website.

Cookies are set by:

The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

Site improvement cookies

RSPH regularly tests new designs or site features on the RSPH website. RSPH does this by showing slightly different versions of the RSPH website to different people and anonymously monitoring how our site visitors respond to these different versions.

Ultimately this helps RSPH to offer you a better user experience.

Anonymous visitor statistics cookies

This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping RSPH to understand how you use the the RSPH website and how your user experience can be improved.

These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so RSPH can continue to produce engaging content.

Advertising cookies

Cookies are widely used in online advertising. Neither RSPH, advertisers or advertising partners can gain personally identifiable information from these cookies.

You can opt-out of almost all advertising cookies. It is also worth noting that opting out of advertising cookies will not mean you won't see adverts, just simply that they won't be tailored to you any longer.

RSPH uses the Google AdSense service to serve advertising and this uses a DoubleClick cookie to serve more relevant ads across the web and limit the number of times that a given ad is shown to you.

Remarketing cookies

You may notice that sometimes after visiting a site you see increased numbers of adverts from the site you visited. This is because advertisers, including RSPH pay for these adverts. The technology to do this is made possible by cookies and as such RSPH may place a so called 'remarketing cookie' during your visit.

RSPH uses these adverts to offer special offers etc to encourage you to come back to the RSPH website. RSPH is unable to proactively reach out to you as the whole process is entirely anonymised. You can opt out of these cookies at anytime as explained above.

More information

If you would like more information, please contact us.

The cookie information text on this site was derived from content provided by Attacat Internet Marketing and