Privacy and Cookies Policy

War, State and Society is owned and operated by Informa UK Limited whose registered office is 5 Howick Place, London, SW1P 1WG. This policy (together with our terms and conditions and any other documents referred to in it) explains how we will collect, process, use and protect your personal information when you register and use our website at ("Website"), and any material published therein.

1 Your personal information

1.1 When you register on our Website, we may ask you to provide us with certain personal information, such as your name, email address, country of residence and a password (where a login has been provided) ("Personal Information"). We may also collect other information, including but not limited to, the URL you came from, IP address, your browser type, country of residence, and the pages of our Website that you viewed.

2 Acceptance of terms

By using our Website or submitting information to us, you:

2.1 agree to accept the data protection practices outlined in this Privacy and Cookies Policy.

2.2 consent to our collecting and processing your Personal Information in connection with the sale and distribution of Informa's services and products.

3.  Use of your information

3.1 We may use the information that you provide or that we collect for the following purposes:

3.1.2 to register you with War, State and Society.

3.1.3 to contact you about related Taylor & Francis products, services, and special offers where you have consented to do so.

3.1.4 to provide any services or information you have requested.

3.1.5 to ensure that content from our Website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.

3.1.6 for detecting and protecting against error, fraud, or other criminal activity.

3.1.7 in any other way as described to you at the time of collection of your Personal Information.

3.2 If at any time you decide you no longer wish to receive details of our products, services, and special offers then you will be able to unsubscribe by either following the link on the messages we send you or by contacting us at

4 Disclosure of your information

4.1 We may give information about you to the following third parties, who may use it for the same purposes as set out above.

4.1.1 to agents and employees of Informa to administer any accounts, products, and services provided to you now or in the future.

4.1.2 to agents who profile your data so that we may tailor the goods/services we offer to your specific needs.

4.1.3 to anyone to whom we transfer or may transfer our rights and duties under our agreement with you.

4.1.4 if we have a duty to do so or if the law allows us to do so. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

4.1.5 to third parties who will help process or administer Informa services.

5 Cookies

5.1 When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful, and reliable. Where services are delivered on the Internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or tablet. These include small files known as cookies or tracking technologies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

These pieces of information are used to improve our services to you, including:

5.1.1 enabling a service to recognize your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task.

5.1.2 recognizing that you may already have given a user name and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested.

5.1.3 measuring how many people are using our services, so they can be made easier to use and to ensure enough capacity.

5.2 Our use of cookies

By understanding how people use War, State and Society, we can improve the information provided. This also ensures that the service is available when you want it and fast. We use a number of different methods of gathering this data; see below for details:

Title of cookie

Purpose of cookie

Type of cookie

Does the cookie link to other data the provider holds on the individual

Lifespan of the cookie

First party/third party


User authentication

User authentication and currently also used to collect information on how site is used by user.



First party


Contains information that identifies the user

Contains information that identifies the user.



First party


User tracking: analytics

Google analytics


2 years

Third party


User tracking: analytics

Google analytics


20 minutes

Third party


User tracking: analytics

Google analytics



Third party


User tracking: analytics

Google analytics


180 days

Third party

6 Technology partners

The access management tool for the Website is supplied and supported by a third party, Semantico, a technology company specializing in digital publishing solutions. We ensure that any third party we work with complies with strict data protection standards.

7 Access to information

You have the right to make a written request for a copy of the Personal Information that we keep about you (for which we may, at our sole discretion, charge a small fee of £10) or to correct the details that we hold about you.

8 Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to update, modify, and/or change this Privacy and Cookie Policy at any time. Any such changes will be posted here. If you continue to use an Informa service after we have changed this Privacy and Cookie Policy, you hereby consent to be bound by any such changes.

9 Security

9.1 While on a secure page on our Website, such as our user registration form, the lock icon on the bottom of web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to unlocked or open.

9.2 We will protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access by using commercially reasonable security measures.

9.3 Where we have given you a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. To maintain the security of your Personal Information and the Website, please do not share your password with anyone.

9.4 Unfortunately the transmission of information via the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your Personal Information, we cannot completely guarantee the security of any data transmitted to our Website. Any transmission will be at your own risk.

10 Contacting us

All questions, comments, and requests regarding this Privacy Policy should be addressed to

Please also read our Terms and Conditions.



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