RF Cookie Policy

Like many organisations, the British Thoracic Society (BTS), makes use of cookies on our websites, including the Respiratory Futures programme. This includes any address or URL ending in brit-thoracic.org.uk or respiratoryfutures.org.uk (“websites”).

Our websites use cookies to distinguish you from other users of our sites. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our sites and also allows us to improve our sites.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. We only use (and store) non-essential cookies on your computer's browser or hard drive if you provide your consent.

Cookie Purpose Expiry
_ga, _utma These cookies are used by Google to collect information about how visitors use our sites. We use the information to create reports which help us improve our sites. They collect information in an anonymised form, such as the number of visitors to our sites, which pages they came from and the pages they visited. 2 years
_utmz 6 months
_gid 1 day
_utmt 1 day 
_gat 1 minute
__utmb 1 day 
__utmc End of browser session
_utm.gif End of browser session
__RequestVerificationToken This cookie helps prevent Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks. End of browser session
_atuvc, _atuvs, _loc, _uvc This cookie enables social media functionality on our site. End of browser sessions
_cfduid This is used by Cloudfare to ensure the traffic visiting our site is genuine. 1 year
ASP.NET_SessionId This is used to preserves the visitor's session state across page requests. End of browser session
rc::c This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. End of browser session


You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site if the particular settings you have chosen disables functionality our website relies on to display properly.

BTS 15 May 2019