The RSGB sites use cookies – small text files that are 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 anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better.

You may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We have selected a number of links that may assist you.

However, please note that disabling cookies may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website, and in particular you will not be able to login as a member, use the live DX Cluster, WebSDR, or use the electronic shopping facilities.

Cookies we set

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

Name of Cookie
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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 vistors 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 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.

Click here to delete this cookie.
PHPSESSIDLogin to update Alerts, Update training or club display informationThis cookie stores your login details for these utilities while you are logged in, and is deleted automatically when you log out
Various essential cookiesWordPressUsed by WordPress, the Content Management System that powers our website, you will only see these cookies if you are on a login page or logged into Members'-only services.

For more detailed information on the cookies used by the WordPress content management system, please visit WordPress' own guide to cookies in WordPress.
Various essential cookiesRSGB ShopUsed for the electronic shopping cart
WPChameleon_varient and/or WPChameleon_varientNmyRSGB>Site Preferences on Main SiteStores your Site Preferences

Cookies from third-party web applications

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

Embedded applications

Two of these applications will place cookies on your computer if you use them. They are;

For any questions about the use of cookies in these two applications please contact the site owners using the links above as they – not the RSGB – are responsible for developing and maintaining them.


We will from time to time include YouTube™ or other videos on our site. Those services may place one or more cookies on your computer. Please contact them with any queries on their cookie policies.

Social Networking

Similarly you can link to social networking sites such as Facebook™ and Twitter™ from our site. They too may place one or more cookies on your computer. Please contact them with any queries on their cookie policies.

Adobe Flash™

We use Adobe Flash™ technology for Digital Radcom. Adobe may place one or more cookies on your computer. Please contact them with any queries on their cookie policies.