SAPC Cookie policy

Cookie categories

We have named and categorised the cookies that this website creates on your device usign the Information Commissioner's Office UK Cookie Guide.

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing areas of the website that require authentication. Without these cookies services such as conference ticket purchase, membership, abstract submission and review cannot be provided.

SESS{…}1st partySession identifier, used to maintain a logged in state and remember things such as items in a shopping basket
has_js1st partyTracks whether JavaScript was available in your browser. Used to speed up or enhance certain functions

Performance cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

_ga1st partyGoogle Analytics
_gid1st partyGoogle Analytics
NID3rd partyGoogle Analytics

Functionality cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Drupal.{…}1st PartyStores feature flags that remember your choices such as how you sorted a table

Targeting or advertising cookies

These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaigns. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.

SAPC does not use any targeting or advertising cookies.

About Cookies

Cookies are small text files that websites ask your browser to store on your device. These text files are sent back to the website each time your device requests information from or sends information to the website. You can find more information about how cookies work at

Refusing cookies

You can change your browser settings to block cookies after you have accepted them and you can use your browser's tools to delete any cookie set by this or any other website on your device. You'll need to refer to the help feature in your browser if you are not familair with how to manage cookies.

If you choose to block cookies from this website you may find that some features such as user login, or shopping basket no longer work.