Cookie Policy

A cookie is a small text file which is placed onto your computer (or other electronic device) when you access our website. We use cookies and other online tracking devices such as single-pixel gifs on this website to:

- Recognise you whenever you visit this website;

- obtain information about your preferences, online movements and use of the internet;

- carry out research and statistical analysis to help improve our content, products and services and to help us better understand our visitors requirements and interests;

- optimise our Google search rankings in order to help users find relevant content;

- target our marketing and advertising campaigns (and those of our partners) more effectively by providing interest-based advertisements that are personalised to your interests, and

- make your online experience more efficient and enjoyable.

The information we obtain from our use of cookies will not usually contain your personal data. Although we may obtain information about your computer (or other electronic device) such as your IP address, your browser and/or other internet log information, this will not usually identify you personally.

Granting us permission to use cookies

If your browser settings are adjusted to accept cookies, we take this, and the continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to stop using cookies or remove them, you can learn how to do this below. However, this may mean that our website is not fully functional.

How we use cookies

If your browser settings are adjusted to accept cookies, we take this, and the continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to stop using cookies or remove them, you can learn how to do this below. However, this may mean that our website is not fully functional.

Third-party cookies

We work with third-party suppliers who may also set cookies on our website, for example Facebook. The reason for including these third-party services are as follows:

- Facebook – Cookies and pixels are used to understand and deliver advertising and to ensure that any advertisements are relevant to you. We may also use a cookie to learn whether visits to our website were as a result of someone seeing our advert on Facebook. This information is anonymous and does not specify individuals.

Other cookies may be stored to your computer’s hard drive by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.

Third-party suppliers are responsible for the cookies they set on our site and we do not control the use of these cookies. If you want further information please visit the website for the relevant third party and check their privacy policy.

Cookie Group Google Analytics
Cookie Name _utma
Description Used by Google Analytics to identify unique visitors vs. returning visitors.
Expiry 2 years
Explanation Used by most sites – it does not track or store personal data.
Cookie Group Google Analytics
Cookie Name _utmb
Description Used by Google Analytics for generally visitor tracking.
Expiry 30 mins
Explanation Used by most sites – it does not track or store personal data.
Cookie Group Google Analytics
Cookie Name _utmc
Description Used by Google Analytics to identify unique visitors vs. returning visitors.
Expiry Cleared on browser close.
Explanation Used by most sites – it does not track or store personal data.
Cookie Group Google Analytics
Cookie Name _utmz
Description Used by Google Analytics for tracking source visits (ie where the user came from such as a search engine result, or direct link).
Expiry 6 months
Explanation Used by most sites – it does not track or store personal data.
Cookie Group Google Analytics
Cookie Name _ga
Description Used by Google Analytics for visitor tracking.
Expiry 2 years
Explanation Used by most sites.
Cookie Group BMA House
Cookie Name cookieconsent_dismissed
Description Lets us remember that you have agreed to cookies, so we don’t show the consent tab every time you visit.
Expiry 1 year
Explanation Does not track or store personal data.
Cookie Group BMA House
Cookie Name Has_js
Description Checks the functionality of your web browser so we can show alternative content, if your browser does not support the default content.
Expiry Cleared on browser close.
Explanation Does not track or store personal data.
Cookie Group BMA House
Cookie Name adaptive_image
Description Remembers your screen size, so you are shown the correct image size. This prevents large images being sent to mobile phones and possibly using large chunks of your data allowance.
Expiry Cleared on browser close.
Explanation Does not track or store personal data.

We do not use cookies to:

- Collect any personally identifiable information without first clearly asking for your express permission (we would only do this openly by requesting such information in an online form)

- Collect any sensitive information (we would only do this openly by requesting such information in an online form)

- Pass personally identifiable data to third parties

How to turn off cookies

If you do not want to accept cookies, you can change your browser settings so that cookies are not accepted. If you do this, please be aware that you may lose some of the functionality of this website. For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to: or www.allaboutcookies.org.

It may be that your 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.

Contact us

If you have any questions, or any concerns about data we may be holding, please send us an e-mail on events@bma.org.uk