Cookie policy

This website uses both permanent and session cookies. Cookies are pieces of data created when you visit a site, which are stored in the cookie directory of your hard drive.   The first time that you use the BSA website you will be asked whether you are willing for us to use cookies, if you click accept or just carry on browsing this will be taken as acceptance. 

We use cookies, to gauge the number of people viewing a particular web page or publication. We do not use cookies or any other mechanism to profile your activity on other websites. 

Session cookies are automatically deleted after use, once all of your browser windows are closed down. Permanent cookies may be deleted although doing this may affect your user experience on this site.  Please note that cookies need to be enabled to remain signed-in to the member-only area of this site. 

You can set your Internet browser software to disallow the use of cookies. You will find instructions on how to do this in the Help facility of your browser software. Please note however that application forms and some other processes on this website require the use of session cookies to display and operate correctly.

The specific cookies used on this site will vary depending on whether the site visitor has logged in as a BSA Member or Associate or is a visitor who has registered/is subsrcibed to receive material from the BSA, collectively known as Authenticated users or is a visitor who has not registered or subscribed to receive any material from the BSA known as a Non-authenticated user.

Specific cookies

Non-authenticated users
  • ASP.NET_SessionId - standard ASP.NET cookie containing the user's session ID - expires, and is deleted, at the end of a user's browser session (close tab or browser).
  • CMSPreferredCulture - A Kentico cookie to remember a user's preferred language (en-GB) - expires, and is deleted, after a year.
  • VisitorStatus - A Kentico cookie that remembers the visitors status (unknown/first visit/more visits) - expires, and is deleted, after 30 years.
Authenticated users (in addition to the above)
  • ASPXFORMSAUTH - A Kentico authentication ticket cookie - expires, and is deleted, at the end of a user's browser session (close tab or browser) or if "Remember Me" is ticked, it expires, and is deleted, after 30 days.
  • CMSPreferredUICulture - A Kentico cookie to remember a user's preferred UI language (en-us) - expires, and is deleted, after a year.
  • CMSViewMode - A Kentico cookie that remembers the CMS viewing mode (Design mode, Live site, etc.) - expires, and is deleted, after a day.