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​Cookie statement

What are cookies?

'Cookies' are small text files that are stored by the web browser on your computer or mobile device. Websites use these files to store information such as personalisation details or the contents of a shopping basket. Learn more about cookies.

We use cookies on for two purposes:

1. Login - these are cookies that are set by the portal directly. These cookies are used to verify whether your login has been authenticated (My Account users only).

These performance cookies collect information about how you use the website including the pages you visit and errors you experience. These cookies do not collect any information which could identify you as an individual, all information they collect is anonymous.

We use this information to improve the performance and content of the website. By using our website you agree that we can place these cookies on your device.

2. Statistics – to track how many unique users we have and how often they visit our website. These cookies are set by Google, Inc. Data we collect includes which of our pages are most frequently visited, and we use this information to continually improve our website.

What cookies are used on

First party cookies

Purpose: Let's us know whether you have logged in, and if so, who you are. This lets us personalise your experience by giving you access to relevant content and services.
Expires: At the end of your session

This holds RIBA membership information, such as membership type, to access relevant content and services
Expires: At the end of your session

Purpose: This holds a unique identifier for your session
Expires: At the end of your session

hide-beta-bar (advised)
Purpose: This lets us know whether you have closed the notice at the top of every page, so we know not to show it to you again
Expires: At the end of your session

Second party cookies

Set by the Google Analytics software we use to measure usage of the site. It allows us for example to determine unique users, where they have come from, and when they last visited.
Provider: Google Analytics
Expires: 2 years

Purpose: Used to limit the amount of times information is shared with Google.
Provider: Google Analytics
Expires: 10 minutes

Used to distinguish users and their user journeys.
Provider: Google Analytics
Expires: 24 hours

Purpose: This session cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether a visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate heatmaps, funnels, recordings, etc.
Provider: Hotjar
Expires: At the end of your session

Hotjar is a service that allows us to monitor how people use our website. Hotjar collects information about how users navigate and interact with the website, such as through mouse tracking and heatmaps, so we can improve the service we provide. For further information see

Google stores information on servers in the USA. Google may transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

Data collected and stored by Google is anonymous and does not contain any personal data or identify you. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Information on how to reject or delete Google cookies can be found here. Please note other websites to which this website may be linked, may also make use of their own cookies. You can also opt out of a third party’s use of cookies on the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt out page.

What cookies are used on

First party cookies

Purpose: This cookie is used to securely log you in to the website. It does not contain any personal information and is automatically deleted when you close your browser.
Expires: At the end of your session

Purpose: These cookies are used to enable core site functionality. They track recent items that you have viewed.
Expires: After seven days

Purpose: This cookie is used to remember your cookie preferences and identify which cookies you have enabled.
Expires: After one month

How do I turn cookies off?

If you wish, you can disable cookies from your browser and delete all cookies currently stored on your computer. However, this may prevent websites that you visit from working correctly. Find out how to disable cookies.

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