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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 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 siteGoogle Analytics©.
  • Enable social media sharing (AddThis©, Facebook©, Twitter©, YouTube©)

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 Reed Exhibitions 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 Reed Exhibitions site to work properly.

Why are we telling you this?

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

Cookie Name About this cookie

This cookie is associated with the Drupal content management system. Drupal uses this cookie to indicate whether or not the visitors browser has JavaScript enabled.


This cookie is associated with a script which shows a cookie alert notice on a website. It is used to record when the user has dismissed the notice to prevent it re-appearing on return visits.


This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is embedded in this website to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. It stores an updated page share count.


This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is embedded in this websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. It serves a similar purpose to other cookies set by the service.


This cookie is associated with Google Universal Analytics.  This cookie is used to distinguishes unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years.

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