Our website uses several cookies. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we put on your computer. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of the website, which helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.

To make full use of the online shopping and personalised features on, your computer, tablet or mobile phone will need to accept our cookies, as we can only provide you with certain personalised features of this website by using them. Our cookies don't store sensitive information such as your name, address or any payment details: they simply hold the 'ID code' that, once you're signed in, is associated with this information. However, if you'd prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from, or any other website, you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different, so check the 'Help' menu of your particular browser (or your mobile phone's handset manual) to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

Apart from Google Analytics, which we use to see which facilities on our site you find most useful, we can assure you that we never allow any information about you to be seen or used by any other site or system.

Here's a list of the main cookies we use, and what we use them for.

Cookie name Cookie purpose
ASP.NET_SessionId cookie This cookie allows our web servers to respond to your actions on the website such as "Add to basket" or browsing the website. The website wouldn't work without it.

This cookie is only written when the user goes to a page with a video. It enables the video playing function and does not hold any personal or visitor information.


Created by ASP.Net. This cookie configures anonymous identification for application authorization. This is required to identify entities that are not authenticated when authorization is required. (taken from the Microsoft Website).


This cookie keeps track of the user to control the items in the shopping basket.
These are cookies created by DotNetNuke CMS. These track some of the security roles of the logged in user. For further information please see the DotNetNuke website
first_pv_66474799, TheORSociety_EU These cookies set a flag to recognise a visitor's first visit and acknowledgement of the OR Society cookie policy. They don't store personal information.
_jsuid GetClicky Cookie used to establish and continue a user session, used for statistical tracking, does not contain any personal information


This cookie is needed to help in the log process.
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These cookies enable the function of Google Analytics. Software. This software helps us take and analyse visitor information such as browser usage, new visitor numbers, response to marketing activity and shopping times. That information helps us to improve the website and your shopping experience.

The data stored by these cookies can be seen only by the relevant teams at the OR Society and Google and never shows any confidential information.


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