Cookie Policy

1. Introduction

Our website, https://rse.org.uk (hereinafter: “the website”) uses cookies and other related technologies (for convenience all technologies are referred to as “cookies”). Cookies are also placed by third parties we have engaged. In the document below we inform you about the use of cookies on our website.

2. What are cookies?

A cookie is a small simple file that is sent along with pages of this website and stored by your browser on the hard drive of your computer or another device. The information stored therein may be returned to our servers or to the servers of the relevant third parties during a subsequent visit.

3. What are scripts?

A script is a piece of program code that is used to make our website function properly and interactively. This code is executed on our server or on your device.

4. What is a web beacon?

A web beacon (or a pixel tag) is a small, invisible piece of text or image on a website that is used to monitor traffic on a website. In order to do this, various data about you is stored using web beacons.

5. Cookies

5.1 Technical or functional cookies

Some cookies ensure that certain parts of the website work properly and that your user preferences remain known. By placing functional cookies, we make it easier for you to visit our website. This way, you do not need to repeatedly enter the same information when visiting our website and, for example, the items remain in your shopping cart until you have paid. We may place these cookies without your consent.

5.2 Statistics cookies

We use statistics cookies to optimize the website experience for our users. With these statistics cookies we get insights in the usage of our website. We ask your permission to place statistics cookies.

5.3 Marketing/Tracking cookies

Marketing/Tracking cookies are cookies or any other form of local storage, used to create user profiles to display advertising or to track the user on this website or across several websites for similar marketing purposes.

6. Placed cookies

Mandatory Cookies

Functional

Name Expiration Function
cookieControlPrefs 30 days To detect if the visitor has accepted the marketing category in the cookie banner. This cookie is necessary for GDPR-compliance of the website.
cookieControl 30 days To store the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain.

Google Analytics

Usage

We use Google Analytics for website statistics. However, the Google Analytics (GA) code is only added if you click ‘Accept cookies’ on the popup when you first visit our site. If you do not accept, no analytics data will be collected. Read more about Google Analytics.

Sharing data

For more information, please read the Google Analytics Privacy Statement.

Statistics

Name Expiration Function
_ga 2 years Store and count pageviews
_gid 1 day Store and count pageviews
_gat_gtag_UA_* 1 minute Store a unique user ID
_ga_* 1 year Store and count pageviews

Functional

Name Expiration Function
_ga_* session Provide technical monitoring

WooCommerce

Usage

We use WooCommerce for webshop management. Read more

Sharing data

This data is not shared with third parties.

Functional

Name Expiration Function
wc_cart_hash_* session Store items in shopping cart
wc_fragments_* persistent

7. Consent

When you visit our website for the first time, we will show you a pop-up with an explanation about cookies. As soon as you click on ‘Accept cookies’, you consent to us using the categories of cookies you selected in the pop-up, as described in this Cookie Policy. You can change your cookie settings at any time by clicking the button located at the bottom left corner of your screen.

8. Enabling/disabling and deleting cookies

You can use your internet browser to automatically or manually delete cookies. You can also specify that certain cookies may not be placed. Another option is to change the settings of your internet browser so that you receive a message each time a cookie is placed. For more information about these options, please refer to the instructions in the Help section of your browser.

Please note that our website may not work properly if all cookies are disabled. If you do delete the cookies in your browser, they will be placed again after your consent when you visit our website again.

9. Your rights with respect to personal data

You have the following rights with respect to your personal data:

  • You have the right to know why your personal data is needed, what will happen to it, and how long it will be retained for.
  • Right of access: You have the right to access your personal data that is known to us.
  • Right to rectification: you have the right to supplement, correct, have deleted or blocked your personal data whenever you wish.
  • If you give us your consent to process your data, you have the right to revoke that consent and to have your personal data deleted.
  • Right to transfer your data: you have the right to request all your personal data from the controller and transfer it in its entirety to another controller.
  • Right to object: you may object to the processing of your data. We comply with this, unless there are justified grounds for processing.

To exercise these rights, please contact us. Please refer to the contact details at the bottom of this Cookie Policy. If you have a complaint about how we handle your data, we would like to hear from you, but you also have the right to submit a complaint to the supervisory authority (the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)).

10. Contact details

For questions and/or comments about our Cookie Policy and this statement, please contact us by using the following contact details:

The Royal Society of Edinburgh
22-26 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PQ
United Kingdom
Website: https://rse.org.uk
Email: dataprotection@therse.org.uk
Phone number: +44 131 240 5000

DISCLAIMER

The Royal Society of Edinburgh is committed to keeping this website up to date and accurate. Should you nevertheless encounter anything that is incorrect or out of date, we would appreciate it if you could let us know. Please indicate where on the website you read the information. We will then look at this as soon as possible. Please send your response by email to: dataprotection@therse.org.uk.

Any personal data you provide us with in the context of your response or request for information will only be used in accordance with our privacy statement.

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