Privacy & Cookies

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© (RX) 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 site, via WebAbacus© and Google Analytics©.
  • Track the success of our marketing campaigns. Additionally, RX websites have a small set of carefully selected third-party providers.
    These third-parties use cookies to:
  • Target more relevant advertisements to you (DoubleClick™, 6-degrees©)
  • Enable social media sharing (AddThis©, Facebook©, Twitter©, YouTube©)
  • Ensure better service delivery (Ooyala®) You can view a full list of all cookies used by RX websites in the “What cookies do we use and why?” section.

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 RX 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 RX site to work properly.

Why are we telling you this?

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

Name Owner Duration Purpose
__utma Google Analytics 2 years Google Analytics© is another analytics solution, which provides information about your activity on an RX website. As with WebAbacus?, this helps us to understand what works on the site and better tailor it to your needs. This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to an RX website. It is updated with each page view.
_utmb Google Analytics 30 minutes This is another Google Analytics© cookie. It is used to establish a user session with an RX website.
_utmc Google Analytics None This is another Google Analytics© cookie. It determines whether or not a new session has been created.
_utmz Google Analytics 6 months This is another Google Analytics© cookie. It is used to identify how you arrived at the site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search or a campaign, such as an advertisement or email link. This cookie is used to calculate search engine traffic, advertisement campaigns and page navigation. It is updated with each page view.
.EPiServerLogin Reed Exhibitions Session This cookie is set when you log into an RX website. It remembers that you are logged in, as you navigate through the site?s pages.
[HOST]_trackingData Reed Exhibitions 14 days Similar to the campaigns.site.[THIS SITE] cookie, if you have arrived at an RX website via one of our marketing campaigns, this cookie stores the campaign?s information and reports its success to us.
campaigns.site.[THIS SITE] Reed Exhibitions 1 hour If you have arrived at an RX website via one of our marketing campaigns, this cookie stores the campaign?s information and reports its success to us.
novaState Reed Exhibitions Session This cookie helps an RX website to remember your preferences. For example, if you view a site in a chosen language, every page within your session is then displayed in this language. As another example, if you add an exhibitor to your Show Planner, this is recorded by the cookie so that this exhibitor will be displayed in your planner, the next time you visit.
showcookiecompliance Reed Exhibitions Permanent This cookie is set when you dismiss the "Privacy and Cookies" message, displayed at the bottom of an RX website. Once set, it ensures you will not be shown this message again.
url referrer Reed Exhibitions Session If you have arrived at an RX website via one of our marketing campaigns, this cookie helps us report on the webpage from which you arrived.
voviciSurvey_invitationDateTime Reed Exhibitions 60 minutes This is another Vovici© cookie. It ensures that a survey is only served to you, after you have been on the site for more than two minutes.
voviciSurvey_noInvitations Reed Exhibitions 10 years Vovici© is the company used by RX to supply website surveys, often to elicit feedback on the websites themselves. This cookie remembers when you have completed a survey and prevents it from being served to you again.
webtolead.site.[THIS SITE] Reed Exhibitions 1 Year When you have: Submitted a request to attend, exhibit or advertise at an RX show OR Provided your details in order to access premium content on an RX site. This cookie remembers that you have already done so and ensures that you do not have to re-submit your request or re-enter your details.

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