A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer’s hard drive by your web browser when you first visit a website.

The BSAVA websites uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our websites. This helps us give you a good experience when you browse our websites. Cookies also provide us with data that allows us to understand user experience and make improvements to our sites.

How we use Cookies

Cookies allow us to identify your computer and find out about your last visit to our website. Most internet browsers accept cookies automatically, but usually you can alter the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer. If you choose not to receive our cookies, we cannot guarantee that your experience with the website will be as quick or responsive as if you do receive cookies.

The information we collect by using cookies is not personally identifiable: it does not include information about your computer settings or your connection to the internet e.g. operating system and platform, IP address, your browsing patterns or geographical location.

The cookies used by this website are as follows:

Source Cookie Description

CookieControl, wordpress_sec,

WordPress cookies
used to track
visitor sessions and
Google Analytics

__Secure-3PSIDCC, __Secure-
3PAPISID, __Secure-3PSID,

Tracks visitor
information for
Google Analytics

__Secure-1PSID, __Secure-ENID,

Social media cookie to track article sharing


These cookies are used by WordPress (the platform our website solution is run on) to track visitor sessions and preferences.

Google Analytics

These cookies are used by the Google Analytics service to identify unique visitors to this website, where they came from, which pages they visit and how long they spend on it.

BSAVA Library

  • JSESSIONID: this is a session cookie which performs the same function as the ASP.NET_SessionId cookie on and ensures that a user sees only information appropriate to themselves.
  • cb-enabled: this is purely used to track whether the user should be shown the cookie banner.
  • AWSALB: is used to ensure a user’s session is sticky and is always processed by the same server where possible, see here for more details.
  • Cfduid: is used by cloudflare to ensure per session security, see here for more details.

BSAVA Congress

  • Locale: country/language e.g. en-GB
  • Session: encrypted event and user data to facilitate use of the website and manage access between public and private areas.
  • Timezone: e.g. Europe/London
  • cb-enabled: cookie bar (accepted)

Further Information:

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies; for example:

  • In Microsoft Edge, open the Edge browser. Click the Menu button, found at the top-right corner of the web page, and then click Settings. Click Cookies and site permissions and then Manage and delete cookies and site data. Check to not Allow sites to save and read cookie data. Restart Edge.
  • In Internet Explorer you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy” and then “Advanced”;
  • In Firefox you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, “Privacy”, selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, and unticking “Accept cookies from sites”; and
  • In Chrome, you can block all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Content settings”, and then selecting “Block sites from setting any data” under the “Cookies” heading.

Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.

You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer; for example:

  • In Microsoft Edge, Select Settings > Privacy, search, and services. Select Choose what to clear under Clear browsing data > Clear browsing data now. Under Time range, choose a time range from the list. Select Cookies and other site data, and then select Clear now.
  • In Internet Explorer, you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at;
  • In Firefox, you can delete cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”, then selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the dropdown menu, clicking “Show Cookies”, and then clicking “Remove All Cookies”; and
  • In Chrome, you can delete all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Clear browsing data”, and then selecting “Cookies and other site and plugin data” before clicking “Clear browsing data”.

This Policy was last updated on 30/05/2023