Updated EU regulations require us to provide site visitors with a description of the purpose of cookies and how they are used on our website. The regulations also require site visitors to consent to cookies being stored on their computer, laptop, tablet or mobile device.

We use cookies to monitor how our website is used to and to ensure that we give visitors the best experience we can. These cookies are anonymous and do not collect or hold personal information.

If you continue to use our website without changing your browser-based cookie settings, we will assume that you are happy for us to store our cookies on your device – by using our website, you are giving your consent for the deployment of our cookies.

Should you choose to, you can change your cookie settings at any time – please read the “How can I control cookies” section of this policy for advice on how to do this.

If you choose to block our cookies, some of the functionality of the website will not be available and this may adversely affect the performance and experience of the site.

If at any time we change the cookies, we will make sure you are aware by updating this policy. We recommend you re-visit this policy from time to time to ensure you remain up to date.

Please read the rest of this policy for information on the types and uses of cookies, and for a description of the cookies we use.

1) Cookies and similar technologies

A cookie is a small text file which is created and stored on your computer or electronic device when you access a website. Similar technologies include web beacons, action tags, local shared objects (‘flash cookies’) and single-pixel gifs. Such technologies can be used to track users’ actions and activities, and to store information about them.

Each cookie contains anonymous information (typically a unique identifier, the website name and some digits and numbers) and is specific to your web browser.

Cookies can be used for a wide variety of tasks, such as storing your website preferences, enhancing navigation between pages and improving your user experience. Cookies help make the interaction between you and the website simpler, smoother and more intuitive.

Without cookies or similar technologies, websites would not easily be able to “remember” who has previously visited them – logging into a website or adding items to a shopping basket would be much more complicated.

2) How we use cookies on this website

We use these cookies and/or similar technologies on this website for the following purposes:

  1. To help understand how visitors interact with our website by collecting and reporting information anonymously
  2. To allow the function of the exhibitor manual login facility
  3. For marketing purposed to help us identify which information may be of most interest to you

3) Information collected

The information we obtain from our use of cookies will not contain your personal data. While we may obtain information about your computer or any other electronic device which you use to access our website, such as your IP address, your browser and/or other internet log information, this information will not identify you personally.

4) Consent for cookies

In most cases we will need your consent in order to use cookies on this website. The exception is where the cookie is essential in order for us to provide you with a service you have requested, or essential to the inherent functionality of the website.

If you visit our website when your browser is set to accept cookies, we will interpret this as an indication that you consent to our use of cookies and other similar technologies as described in this website cookie policy. If you change your mind in the future about letting us use cookies, you can modify the settings of your browser to reject cookies or disable cookies completely.

5) Third-party cookies

We work with third party suppliers who may also set cookies on our website. These cookies and their third party owners, are listed below. These third party suppliers are responsible for the cookies they set on our site. If you want further information please go to the website for the relevant third party.

6) Cookies and similar technologies used on this website

The following cookies/similar technologies are used on this website:

Third Party Cookies:

  1. Google Analytics to track user interaction with the website for optimisation and performance monitoring purposes.
  2. Twitter in order to track Twitter user’s use of the website.
  3. YouTube in order to track YouTube user’s use of the website.
  4. TypeKit to monitor the use of online fonts.

Cookies owned by the operator of this website:

  1. WordPress to allow the function of the exhibitor manual login facility for logged in users only.

7) What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set

Some users may consider the use of cookies to store information on their device as intrusive, particularly if they are uncertain of who is using that information and for what purpose.

While cookies are generally harmless you may find it preferable not to allow, for example, targeting cookies to monitor your browsing habits and display advertising that has been targeted to your interests. In these cases, it is possible to block some or all cookies and to delete cookies that have already been set.

How can I control cookies?

If you want to control which cookies are sent to your device, you can configure your browser to display a notification (and/or a request for permission) when a website attempts to deploy a cookie.  You can also configure your browser to refuse cookies altogether and you can delete any cookies that have already been set. However, please note some of our website features may not function as a result.

Please use your browser’s help option to find out how to perform these actions within your browser. Alternatively, comprehensive information for managing/deleting cookies on a variety of browsers/platforms is available on the About Cookies website.

8) Further information

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is responsible for monitoring and enforcing the EU cookie regulations. For further information on cookies generally, visit the ICO webpage on cookies or the About Cookies website.


Updated Cookie Policy March 2018