Privacy and 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 below.

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.

Multimedia Content

To give you a richer experience, RX sometimes embeds photos, videos, polls or similar elements hosted on 3rd party online services such as Flickr or Youtube. Therefore, you may be presented with cookies from these services when you visit an RX page containing such content. RX does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party's website for more information.

Reed Exhibitions Sharing Tools

RX websites also use embedded ‘share’ buttons. These buttons enable users to easily share content with their friends through a number of popular social networks. When you click on one of these buttons, a cookie may be set by the service you have chosen to share content through. RX does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party's website for more information.

Double Click

RX websites may display online advertisements. To manage these we employ a technology called Double Click. This is owned by Google and measures ad performance by setting cookies.

RX does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party's website for more information.

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
_at.hist.# AddThis Persistent Stores user usage history.
ads/ga-audiences AddThis Session Cookie purpose description: Used by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor 's online behaviour across websites.
atuvs AddThis Session Ensures that the updated counter is displayed to the user if a page is shared with the social sharing service.
__atuvc AddThis 13 months User visitor count. AddThis collects information from visitors that does not directly identify an individual and is designed to identify the devices used by visitors. Visitors can easily opt out of interest based advertising facilitated by the AddThis tools at any time using the AddThis opt out http://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out. More information can be found here: http://www.addthis.com/privacy
bt2 AddThis 256 days User behavioural
loc AddThis 90 days Visitor location
mus AddThis 13 months Profile store status.
ssc AddThis 13 months Service share consumption
ssh AddThis 13 months Service share history
sshs AddThis 13 months Service share history
uid AddThis 13 months User id
um AddThis 13 months Partner mapping
uvc AddThis 13 months Visitor count
vc AddThis 13 months Number of views seen from user
ASP.NET_SessionId Circdata Until browser is closed Used to maintain an anonymised user session by the server.
_ceg.s Crazy Egg 3 months Crazy Egg – web analytics – track how visitors interact with pages on a site (performance)
_ceg.u Crazy Egg 3 months Crazy Egg – web analytics – track how visitors interact with pages on a site (performance)
GoogleAdServingTest DoubleClick Session Cookie purpose description: Used to register what ads have been displayed to the user.
IDE DoubleClick 1 year We use DoubleClick to help us monitor the performance of our online advertisements. DoubleClick cookies contain no personally identifiable information. Sometimes the cookie contains an additional identifier that is similar in appearance to the cookie ID. This identifier is used to identify an ad campaign to which a user was exposed previously; but no other data is stored by DoubleClick in the cookie, and none of the data is personally identifiable.
ELOQUA, ELQSTATUS, visitor/v200/svrGP.aspx Eloqua (Oracle) 2 years each Eloqua employs cookies in order for its server to recognize a return visitor as a unique user. The cookies placed by the Eloqua server are readable only by Eloqua, and cookies cannot access, read or modify any other data on a computer. Cookies themselves do not contain any personal information. We do link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while on our site.
__cfduid Feathr 1 year Feathr cookie - tracks individual page visits to distinguish between users.
f_id Feathr 1 year Feathr cookie - tracks individual page visits to distinguish between users.
__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.
__utmt Google Analytics 10 minutes Google Analytics cookie – used to throttle the request rate for this service; limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.
_ga Google Analytics 2 years Google Analytics cookie – used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number to them. Used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data
_gat_bu Google Analytics 10 minutes Google Analytics cookie – used to throttle the request rate for this service; limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.
_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.
_dc_gtm_UA-# Google Tag Manager Session Used to control the loading of the Google Analytics script tag
collect google-analytics.com Session Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.
current_map HotelMap 1 month The most recent HotelMap visited, giving you quick access to what you want to see. Your language choice, allowing us to personalise the experience with your default language. HotelMap cookie page
dmms HotelMap 1 month Registration analytics cookies set by HotelMap. The HotelMap registration identifier lets us show you deals that are relevant to your events and location. HotelMap cookie page
hmremote HotelMap 2 months Registration analytics cookies set by HotelMap. The HotelMap registration identifier lets us show you deals that are relevant to your events and location. HotelMap cookie page
ioe-data-id HotelMap 8 weeks Our HotelMap Analytics system uses cookies, log file data and embedded code to gather information regarding visitor activity on our platform, third party websites and other online services. The data gathered is used for analysis and reporting, to help improve the services it provides to its users. HotelMap cookie page
language HotelMap 24 hours The most recent HotelMap visited, giving you quick access to what you want to see. Your language choice, allowing us to personalise the experience with your default language. HotelMap cookie page
offerLanguage HotelMap 24 hours The most recent HotelMap visited, giving you quick access to what you want to see. Your language choice, allowing us to personalise the experience with your default language. HotelMap cookie page
wwhmid HotelMap 1 month HotelMap session identifier providing a seemless experience across our platform. HotelMap cookie page
ApplicationGatewayAffinity Lead Forensics When session ends Lead Forensics represents and warrants to Customer that its technology, including but not limited to the LF Tracker, does not capture or associate the data captured with any personally identifiable information. It does track and provide only the commercial IP address captured visiting the one of Customer’s Websites, the corresponding domain and contact details of the organization registered to such IP address, and the Website visitor’s operating system and browser type and version.
lFiidrsct LinkedIn Session Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embeded services.
.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.
rxuk-recommended-exhibitors Reed Exhibitions 6 months Stores summary information on exhibitors that are recommended to a visitor
rxuk-recommended-products Reed Exhibitions 6 months Stores summary information on products that are recommended to a visitor
rxuk-recommended-sessions Reed Exhibitions 6 months Stores summary information on conference sessions that are recommended to a visitor
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.
_vwo_uuid_v2 Visual Website Optimiser 100 days Tracking – behaviour and measure performance of different page versions (Visual Website Optimiser)
WalkMe cookies WalkMe Various WalkMe cookies do not collect end-user or website information, only WalkMe related content. Browser storage is used to manage its own state and data. Short-time cookies are used for successful compilation of Walk-Thru playback and analytics (i.e. if a user restarts the browser, WalkMe will remember them). Long-time cookies (i.e. a user only seeing a ShoutOut once).
wfvt_# Wordfence Session Wordfence uses cookies: To uniquely identify visitors shown in Wordfence Live traffic and to identify if a user has visited a unique page you’ve set to allow them to bypass country blocking so that country-blocking does not prevent them from viewing the site.
wordfence_verifiedHuman Wordfence Session Wordfence uses cookies: To uniquely identify visitors shown in Wordfence Live traffic and to identify if a user has visited a unique page you’ve set to allow them to bypass country blocking so that country-blocking does not prevent them from viewing the site.
PHPSESSID www.123formbuilder.com Session Maintains inputted data in case of errors on submit or if page refreshed.

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