Cookie policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files that are placed on your
computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by
website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more
efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.


Cookies set by the website owner (in this case,
are called "first party cookies". Cookies set by parties other than
the website owner are called "third party cookies". Third party
cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or
through the website (e.g. advertising, interactive content and analytics). The
parties that set these third party cookies can recognize your computer both
when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other


Why do we use cookies? uses first and third party cookies for several
reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our
Online Properties to operate, and we refer to these as "essential" or
"strictly necessary" cookies. Other cookies enable us to track and
target the interests of our Users to enhance the experience on our Online
Properties. Third parties serve cookies through our Online Properties for
advertising, analytics and other purposes. This is described in more detail


The specific types of first and third party cookies served
through our Online Properties and the purposes they perform are described under
"Essential 1st party cookies" and "Analytics and customization cookies"
below (please note that the specific cookies served may vary depending on the
specific Property you visit).


Essential 1st party cookies

These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with
Services and to use some of the Site or Application, such as access to secure


Who serves these cookies: and related top level domains.

How to refuse:

Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the
Online Properties to you, you cannot refuse them.


You may block or delete them by changing your browser
settings, as described below under the heading "How can I control
cookies?", but you may not be able to use every Site or Application
features, and in some cases the Property simply will not perform.

Analytics and customization cookies

These cookies collect information that is used either in
identifiable or aggregate form to help us understand how our Online Properties
are being used, the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns, or to help us
customize our Online Properties for you. The following third parties use
cookies on Online Properties:


















Google Tag Manager

Google Analytics & AMP Client ID


Marketo, Inc.

PathFactory, Inc.

Crazy Egg, Inc.



How to refuse:


To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions
below under the heading "How can I control cookies?"


Alternatively, you can click on the link accompanying the
third party cookie list above to learn more about how each third party uses
cookies and to opt-out.


What about other tracking technologies, like web beacons?

Cookies are not the only way to recognize or track visitors
to a website. Web beacons (sometimes called "tracking pixels" or
"clear gifs") are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier
that enable us to recognize when someone has visited our Online Properties or
taken an action in relation to our Online Properties. We also facilitate our
organizers ability to learn more about your interest in their event at their
request through their use of these tracking pixels on our Online Properties. In
many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly.
As a result, declining cookies will impair their functioning.


Does allow for Social Networking Cookies?

Yes, these cookies are used to enable you to share pages and
content that you find interesting, or events you might attend, through third
party social networking and other websites. These cookies may be used for
advertising purposes too by those social networks. The best way to refuse these
cookies is to turn off the social options within your account


What about Flash Cookies or Local Shared Objects?

Our Online Properties may also use so-called "Flash
Cookies" (also known as Local Shared Objects or "LSOs") to,
among other things, collect and store information about your use of our
Services, fraud prevention and for other Site or Application operations. If you
do not want Flash Cookies stored on your computer, you can adjust the settings
of your Flash player to block Flash Cookies storage using the tools contained
in the Website Storage Settings Panel. You can also control Flash Cookies by
going to the Global Storage Settings Panel and following the instructions
(which may include instructions that explain, for example, how to delete
existing Flash Cookies (referred to "information" on the Macromedia
site), how to prevent Flash LSOs from being placed on your computer without
your being asked, and (for Flash Player 8 and later) how to block Flash Cookies
that are not being delivered by the operator of the page you are on at the


Please note that setting the Flash Player to restrict or
limit acceptance of Flash Cookies may reduce or impede the functionality of
some Flash applications, including, potentially, Flash applications used in
connection with our Online Properties.


What about targeted advertising?

We do not offer you 3rd party advertising on Online
Properties, however organizers selling tickets to events on Online Properties
may use information about your visits to Online Properties and other websites
in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services in which
you may be interested. Organizers may also employ technology that is used to
measure the effectiveness of advertisements. This can be accomplished by them
using cookies or web beacons to collect information about your visits to Online
Properties and other sites in order to provide relevant advertisements about
goods and services of potential interest to you. The information collected
through this process does not enable us or them to identify your name, contact
details or other personally identifying details unless you choose to provide


How can I control cookies?

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject
cookies. You can exercise your cookie preferences by clicking on the
appropriate opt-out links provided in the cookie table above, or you can set or
amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. If you choose to reject
cookies via your browser, you may still use our Online Properties though your
access to some functionality may be restricted. As the means by which you can
refuse cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser-to-browser,
you should visit your browser's help menu for more information.


How often will you update this Cookie Statement?

We may update this Cookie Statement from time to time in
order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other
operational, legal or regulatory reasons. Please therefore re-visit this Cookie
Statement regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and related


The date at the top of this Cookie Statement indicates when
it was last updated.


Where can I get further information?

If you have any questions about our use of cookies or other
technologies, please email us at