Cookie policy

Institute of Directors (IoD) Cookie policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are standard features of many websites, including this one. Cookies are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer and store small amounts of data about your visit to a site. This page describes what information they gather, how we use them and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. For more general information on cookies, please click here.

How we use cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons including cookies that are required to use the website, analytical cookies, marketing cookies, and advertising cookies.

Necessary cookies

Some cookies are required to provide core functionality. The website won’t function properly without these cookies and they are enabled by default and cannot be disabled.

Analytical cookies

Analytical cookies help us improve our website by collecting and reporting information on its usage.

Marketing cookies

Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites to allow publishers to display relevant and engaging advertisements.

Disabling cookies

You can prevent the use of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (refer to your browser’s ‘help’ section for more information on how to do this) or by changing your preferences here. Please note that disabling some cookies may affect the functionality of the IoD website (as well as the majority of other websites that you visit).

The cookies we set

We use cookies when you log into the IoD website – this allows us to keep you logged in for a set period of time rather than requiring you to enter your username and password every time you visit a new page. These cookies are typically removed or cleared when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in. In several cases, we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. A full list can be found here under the Cookie Declaration tab.

Cookies Set By Third-Party Sites

We use analytics cookies to track and measure usage of this site so that we can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit which helps us to understand how we can improve the site for you.

Tracking cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

We sometimes need to embed media content from third party websites. For example video content from websites such as YouTube. As a result, when you visit a page with content from sites like these, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. We do not control these so you should check the relevant third party website for more information.

With the exception of necessary cookies, you can control which categories of cookie you are willing to accept by clicking here.

Contact information

We welcome your feedback or any questions on our cookie policy. Please contact us via email at [email protected], or contact us at our address:

Institute of Directors
116 Pall Mall

Changes to this cookie policy

We may change this cookie policy at any time. This policy was last updated on 11th October 2023.

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