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Use of Cookies

What are “cookies”?

“Cookies” (also known as HTTP cookies, web cookies or browser cookies) are simply small pieces of data, which are stored as text files on your computer, whenever you visit certain websites. Their typical purpose is to help sites remember particular actions you may have done there in the past. For example, cookies may track when you have logged into a site, visited certain pages or clicked certain buttons.

Websites maintained by Reed Exhibitions Limited© (RX) use cookies to improve your user experience. In many cases, cookies are even essential for certain features of a site.

For example, we use cookies to:

  • Remember when you have logged into a site.
  • Remember your user preferences, searches and favourites.
  • Track your usage of a site, via Google Analytics©.

Track the success of our marketing campaigns. Additionally, RX websites have a small set of carefully selected third-party providers.

These third-parties use cookies to:

  • Target more relevant advertisements to you (DoubleClick™)
  • Enable social media sharing (AddThis©, Facebook©, Twitter©, YouTube©)

You can view a full list of all cookies used by RX on this website in the “What cookies do we use and why?” section.

Are cookies harmful?

Cookies cannot harm you or your computer. They cannot contain viruses, cannot install harmful software and cannot damage your computer in any way. Although RX uses cookies to gather encrypted information to improve your user experience, this information is never personally identifiable. We do not use cookies to store any sensitive information, such as name, address or contact details.

Despite this, if you do wish to disable or remove cookies, please see the “Help” section of your browser or mobile device. Each browser or device handles the management of cookies differently, so you will need to refer to your appropriate “Help” documentation. However, as mentioned, please be aware that cookies are essential for certain features of an RX site to work properly.

Why are we telling you this?

The information provided here on the use of cookies on RX websites demonstrates our compliance with recent cookie legislation. We also want you, as a valued RX website user, to fully understand your privacy, how cookies affect you and to be entirely comfortable with your RX website experience.

We trust that this information eases any concerns you may have had about your privacy and safety with cookies. BY CONTINUING TO USE OUR WEBSITE, YOU AGREE TO BE SUBJECT TO THE TERMS OF THIS COOKIES POLICY AND OUR USE OF COOKIES AS DISCLOSED IN THIS POLICY.

What cookies do we use and why?

The following shows the full list of platform cookies, used throughout this RX website.

Name Owner Duration Purpose
ASP.NET_SessionId Infosecurity Magazine Session This cookie is necessary for us to identify if you are logged in to the website or not and perform other essential site functions. The cookie doesn't store any personal information and is deleted when you finish browsing the website.
ISM.ScreenSize Infosecurity Magazine Session This cookie allows the website to store your screen size so we can optimise the delivery of images to your device.
ISM.Cookies Infosecurity Magazine 24 months This cookie is set when you dismiss the "Privacy and Cookies" message, displayed at the bottom of the Infosecurity Magazine website. Once set, it ensures you will not be shown the message again.
_ga Google Analytics 18 months Google Analytics© is an analytics solution, which provides information about your activity on the Infosecurity Magazine website. This helps us to understand what works on the site and better tailor it to your needs.
_utma Google Analytics 18 months Google Analytics© is another analytics solution, which provides information about your activity on an RX website. As with WebAbacus?, this helps us to understand what works on the site and better tailor it to your needs. This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to an RX website. It is updated with each page view.
_utmb Google Analytics 30 minutes This is another Google Analytics© cookie. It is used to establish a user session with an RX website.
_utmc Google Analytics None This is another Google Analytics© cookie. It determines whether or not a new session has been created.
_utmz Google Analytics 6 months This is another Google Analytics© cookie. It is used to identify how you arrived at the site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search or a campaign, such as an advertisement or email link. This cookie is used to calculate search engine traffic, advertisement campaigns and page navigation. It is updated with each page view.
_gads DoubleClick 18 months This cookie is used to improve our advertising. Some common applications are to target advertising based on what's relevant to you, to improve reporting on campaign performance and to avoid showing ads you have already seen.
_atuvc AddThis Session This cookie, provided by Clearspring Technologies Inc., is used to provide you with the option to share content to your favourite social networks. AddThis collects basic information on how you use the service but any data is always anonymous.

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