Cookies Policy


In this Cookies Statement, “We”, “Us” and “Our” mean the Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS), The RMetS is a registered charity No. 208222 and our address is 104 Oxford Road, Reading, RG1 7LL. When we refer to Our websites we are referring to any website in the domain and the website

What are cookies?

Cookies are one of the building blocks of most websites. These small text files on users’ computers allow websites to store information. Cookies allow websites to remember that a user is logged in, what they have added to their shopping basket and the current ‘state’ of a webpage. They are also used to produce targeted advertising based on users’ behaviour and power statistics packages such as Google Analytics.

Our use of cookies

We may use cookies to deliver a better and more personalised interaction. They enable Us to recognise you when you return to Our websites and store information about your preferences. We use them to remember that you are logged in after you enter your username and password and then navigate to a different page. They also enable Us to generate statistics about the number of visitors We have and how they use our websites and the internet. For more information about how We use cookies please see the Definition of Cookies and their function section below.

Managing cookies

You can set your browser to reject Our cookies if you wish, but this might restrict your use of our and other websites. For instructions on deleting or controlling cookies please consult your browser help section or see .

Definition of cookies and their function

i. Session cookies
These are temporary cookie files, which are erased when you close your browser. They are used to store your browsing information while you are using Our websites and will be active until you leave the website and close your browser.

ii. Persistent cookies
Persistent cookies help Us remember your information and settings for any future visits. This results in faster and more convenient access. On your first visit, the website is presented in default mode. During your visit, you select your preferences and these preferences are remembered, through the use of the persistent cookie, for the next time you visit the website. A persistent cookie enables a website to remember you on subsequent visits, speeding up or enhancing your experience of services or functions offered.

iii. Google Analytics (3rd party) cookies
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use Our websites. We use the information to compile reports and to help improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.
An overview of privacy at Google can be found here

iv. Google Ads
Google Ad Manager uses a cookie to be able to manage the frequency you see each advert.

v. JavaScript code that sets cookies
JavaScript code can also be used to set cookies. These uses of cookies can be conditional, e.g. only activated when the user clicks on a particular page item or performs a particular action, or they can be set as soon as a page is visited.

vi. Flash movies
Local Shared Objects, commonly known as “Flash Cookies”, are data that is stored on users’ computers by Adobe Flash Player. Their effect is very similar to that of browser cookies.

vii. Third party cookies
To improve your experience of using Our website, we sometimes embed content or functionality from third party websites. Pages with this embedded content may present cookies from these websites. We do not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these. Examples of such third party cookies are:
YouTube: Clicking on an embedded YouTube video may set a cookie on your computer, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. To find out more please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page.
Twitter: We use Twitter functionality to allow you to easily tweet links to our content. Navigating to pages with this functionality may embed a cookie on your computer. The Twitter privacy policy can be found at

Updates to this statement

We may revise this Cookies Statement at any time by amending this page. You must check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes We make, as they are binding on you (save that the changes will not apply in respect of personal data already collected about you unless the changes give you extra rights).