Cookies Policy

1. What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer / device by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. Internet browsers accept cookies by default, but it is possible to set a browser to reject cookies. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our site.

2. To help you understand cookies more we have defined the different ways in which cookies can be used:

* Necessary cookies: These are cookies that are strictly necessary for the operation of a website. Without these cookies, the website will not work properly.

* Session cookies: Session cookies are temporary cookie files which are erased when you close your browser. When you restart your browser and go back to the site that created that cookie, the website will treat you as a new visitor.

* Functional/Persistent cookies: These are cookies which are set up to improve the functionality of the website and to personalise your experience, for example, choice of layout or remembering sign-in details. These cookies allow us to serve you content tailored to your interests and save you the time of having to re-register or re-enter information when you visit this website or try to access certain member-only sections.

* Analytical cookies: These cookies allow us to monitor the behavioural activity of our users, but they do not collect any personal information about you.  We use these cookies to help us to improve the way our website works for you. Types of information collected include how many visitors access the website or navigate to pages.

3. How and why does the Society use cookies?

The Society uses cookies to provide basic website requirements and data collected from cookies are used to track visitor use of the website, to compile statistical reports on website activity, to store preferences and recognise members’ log in details for return visits. This information helps us to enhance the user experience and we will not use any of this data to identify you personally, it is used only to monitor and improve the Society’s website. 

4. Our cookies (First Party Cookies), we currently use:

* personalisationGroupsPagesViewed (expires after 3 months)
* personalisationGroupsNumberOfVisitsSessionStarted (expires when your browser closes)
* personalisationGroupsNumberOfVisits (expires after 3 months)

These cookies above are used by Umbraco (open source content management system platform) to collect basic user information related to its visit such as the pages viewed, number of visits, pattern usage, etc.

* yourAuthCookie (expires when your browser closes): This cookie keeps you logged into the login sections of our website so that you do not need to re-enter your login details more than once during your visit to the site. It may identify you as a single user when you move between pages, but carry no personally identifiable information. The cookie expires when your browser closes.

* __RequestVerificationToken (expires when your browser closes): This cookie helps to prevent Cross-site Request Forgery (CSRF). CSRF occurs when there are unauthorised commands transmitted from a user that a web application trusts. There are many ways in which a malicious website can transmit such commands; specially-crafted image tags, hidden forms, and JavaScript XMLHttpRequests, for example, can all work without the user's interaction or even knowledge. This cookie expires when you close your browser.

* Cookieconsent (expires after one year): This is used to remember that the user has accepted the cookie consent popup.

 5. Third Party Cookies

 * Google Analytics: The Society uses this service to provide information about usage of the Society website, to compile statistical reports on site activity; and navigation through the website (which pages or sections are consulted the most often, which articles are read the most, etc.) to ensure that our services are as interesting and user-friendly as possible.  You can opt out of google analytics cookies.

* Social Media: Our sites contain links to Facebook, Twitter and other similar social media sites that enable you to share the content of our websites with other people via social media. To deliver this service we link to a third party website called AddThis.  You can opt out of addthis.com cookies.

* HotJar: Some of our websites also use HotJar Cookies, which tracks where users are scrolling to on a page and help us to identify where content can be more appropriately placed for improving your user experience. You can choose to disable the HotJar service.

* DoubleClick: DoubleClick uses cookies to improve advertising displayed on the Society’s website. Some common applications are to target advertising based on what's relevant to a user, to improve reporting on campaign performance, and to avoid showing ads the user has already seen. You can deactivate this cookie through settings on your browser.

* Disqus: We use the Disqus commenting system on our pages to let you leave comments, and engage in discussions around the subjects on our site. More information about Disqus’s cookie policy can be read here.

 6. Microsites

A microsite is created for the sole purpose of supporting another service, separate from the Society’s main website and has its own independent URL. For example, the Careers in Aerospace website, which is hosted by KD Web - would hold its own cookies policy. The Society has a number of other microsites, which would have a different domain name from the parent website and content from microsites may be provided by other specialist organisations, having their own cookies policy. The Society’s microsites include: No.4 Hamilton Place, Royal Aeronautical Society Heritage Collection , Careers in Aerospace; RAeS Student, RAeS MyCareer Path, AeroSociety Jobs,   ALTA mentoring

7. Restricting or deleting cookies

By default, all cookies are active on this web site for the best user experience. Please note that by turning off cookies in your browser you will affect the core functionality of the website and the social sharing options will not be available. Remember that if you use different computers in different locations, you will need to ensure that each browser is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences.

If you wish to deactivate or delete selected cookies your web browser may provide options to do this via the Help menu option. For a useful resource on the subject of cookies visit AboutCookies.org or allaboutcookies.org, which provides good general advise on how you can manage cookies on your computer.

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We reserve the right to make any changes and corrections to this notice. Please refer to this page from time to time to review these and new additional information.

If you have questions about our use of cookies, please contact communications@aerosociety.com