Cookies policy

The British Science Week website uses cookies to improve your experience of the site.

Cookies are small text files placed on your device when you visit our website.

How we use Cookies

We use cookies to recognise you and your preferences, improve our site’s performance and collect analytical information for ourselves and our business partners. We also use cookies to enhance the site and monitor which areas interest you most.

‘Session’ and ‘Persistent’ Cookies

‘Session cookies’ allow us to track your actions during a single browsing session, but they do not remain on your device afterwards.

‘Persistent cookies’ remain on your device between sessions. We use them to authenticate you and to remember your preferences. We can also use them to balance the load on our servers and improve your experience on our site.

Session and persistent cookies can be either first or third party cookies. A first-party cookie is set by the website being visited; a third-party cookie is set by a different website. Both types of cookie may be used by us or our business partners.

WordPress Cookies

This site is built on WordPress. WordPress uses functional/necessary cookies, such as session cookies about users’s preferences, that store data and are then deleted when the session ends; cookies to define if the user has Javascript enabled in the browser; and authentication cookies if the user is logged in to the site. The cookie popup will also set a necessary cookie once the user has interacted with it to store the user preference and not show the popup again on every page.

Analytics Cookies

If the user chooses to allow analytics cookies, the cookies from Google Analytics, Tag Manager are set. These cookies start with the prefix _gt_gtm _gtm _gid _ga

Embedded content

The website might integrate various third-party applications to better users’ experiences. Such third-party websites include social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn, or embedded content from video service providers such as Youtube. These applications might set their own third party cookies if the browser is set to allow them.


All our cookies fall within the classifications Strictly Necessary, Functionality and Performance. None are classified as Behavioural Targeting.

If at any time you wish to disable our cookies, you may do so through the settings on your browser but if you do so you will not be able to use certain important features of our service.

If you would like to prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics, you can opt out site by using this browser add on.