The RSGB sites use cookies—these are small text files placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience.

In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymized tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics.

As a rule, cookies make your browsing experience better.

However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this website and on others—see disabling cookies in your browser for links showing how to do this in the most commonly used browsers.

Please note that disabling cookies will prevent you from using some of our online services—for example, you will not be able to login to Membership Services, or use the live DX Cluster or RSGB Shop.

Cookies we set

The table below explains the cookies we regularly use and why.

Name of CookieWorks with...Description
Google AnalyticsThese cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
Information page on how Google handles Google Analytics data.
You can opt out of Google Analytics completely by installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
viewed_cookie_policyRSGB cookie consent notificationPlaces this cookie on your computer if you agree to cookies so you do not get the cookie pop-up box any more. Expires after a year.
[delete_cookies text="Click here to delete this cookie."]
PHPSESSIDRSGB Membership ServicesYou will only see this cookie if you are logged into Membership Services and it is deleted when you log out - please note it is required to log into Membership Services
Various essential cookiesWordPressYou will only see these cookies if you are logged-in as a website editor.
For more information see this guide to cookies in WordPress.
RSGB ShopYou will only see these cookies if you browse the RSGB Shop and when you add items to your shopping cart - please note they are required to make purchases
WPChameleon_varient and/or WPChameleon_varientNSite visual preferencesThese cookies store your website visual preferences

Cookies from third-party web applications

The Society includes third-party web applications on its website to enhance the user experience.

Please note that the RSGB doesn’t own or maintain these applications—if you have any questions about a third-party application’s cookie policy please contact the service provider or visit their website.

Club Log

This application will place cookies on your computer if you use it—for more information see Club Log privacy policy.


We include embedded content from, and links to, our channel and videos on YouTube.

If you use this content, the service provider may place one or more cookies on your device.

Social networking

We include embedded content from, and links to, our social media pages on Facebook and Twitter.

If you use this content, these service providers may place one or more cookies on your device.