Cookies Notice

This Notice explains how Bio-Process Systems Alliance (“BPSA” “us”, or “we”), uses cookies and other tracking technologies through our website ( This is to be read alongside our Privacy Notice which explains how we process personal information. You can choose to reject our cookies. However, please note that some products or services may be unavailable should you choose to reject cookies that are essential for full website access and use. If you have accepted but then decide to reject our use of cookies, please disable them following the guidance below.

  1. What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer, if you agree.  They contain details of your browsing history on the website and distinguish you from other users. Cookies send data back to the originating website on each subsequent visit or allow another website to recognize the cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize a user’s device and, for instance, remember your preferences and generally improve your online user experience.

Although this notice refers to the general term ‘cookie’, it also applies to similar tracking technologies that we use (such as ‘web beacons’, ‘clear GIFs’ and ‘pixel tags’).

You can find out more about cookies at

2. Why do we use cookies?

We use cookies to:

  • let you navigate and do things on our website. In other words, some cookies are necessary for our website to function.
  • collect statistics – the information collected by cookies enables us to improve the website through usage figures and patterns. For example, to see which pages of the website are the most popular and how users are interacting with them.
  • analyze how individuals interact with us so we can improve our services.
  • suggest content for you based on the pages of our website you have previously visited.
  • allow our advertising partners to show you content on other sites based on how you use our website.

3. Which cookies do we use?

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognize you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

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.

4. Accepting cookies

By clicking accept when you visit the website, you consent to our use of cookies as updated from time to time. In particular, you consent to cookies being stored on your computer or mobile device (unless rejected or disabled by your browser).

5. How can you change your cookies settings?

As some of our cookies are necessary for the functioning of our website, you cannot opt out of our use of those cookies.

If you do not accept our use of cookies as set out above, please click continue without cookies or please set your browser to reject cookies. Most browsers let you turn off either all or third-party cookies. What you are able to do depends on which browser you are using. If you do not accept our use of cookies as set out above, you may configure your browser to reject cookies. However, please be aware that this may impair or limit your ability to use the website. The function which enables you to disable cookies is usually found in the options, settings or preferences menu of your browser or mobile device.

6. Updates to this notice

We may update this notice and so we recommend that you check this notice regularly. We aim to notify you of any significant changes by way of a notice on our website or by contacting you directly when reasonably possible.