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Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Highish proportion of Coonawarra fruit in this, the latest release from Penfolds. 2012 was a more variable vintage, with a milder summer, but short heatwaves contributing to an early harvest of tight, small-berried More >

£189
Bottle

£1,134
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
AU17501
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon
Reviews (4) >

Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

A great vintage for 707, this is showing a lot of malty oak and youthful black fruit now, but has great promise. Tight tannins and concentrated purple fruit character have a savoury spicy edge that hint at future More >

£189
Bottle

£1,134
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
AU16021
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon

Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet-Shiraz 2016

Often referred to as the 'baby Grange', this wonderful Aussie blend was first made by Max Schubert in 1960. A mix of 51% cabernet sauvignon and 49% shiraz, aged in American oak hogsheads (37% new) for 12 months to give More >

£39
Bottle

£234
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
AU21631
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Shiraz
Reviews (1) >

Penfolds Bin 311 Tumbarumba Chardonnay 2017

A great modern take on Australian chardonnay, with a flinty touch on the nose that lifts the citrus aromatics and brightens the concentrated apple, toasted almond and grapefruit notes on the palate. More >

£21
Bottle

£126
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
AU21601
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Chardonnay
Reviews (2) >

Penfolds Bin 169 Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Only the second vintage of this Bin from Penfolds, and boy, it looks fantastic! Shows incredible finesse and complexity with fragrant cassis and blackcurrant-leaf aromas. Well-balanced mouthfeel with fine-grained More >

£168
Bottle

£1,008
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
AU16901
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon

Penfolds Bin 150 Marananga Shiraz 2016

From the heart of the Barossa Valley, this traditionally styled and very fine Australian shiraz has great cellar potential. Aged for 16 months in French and American oak, it has a wonderfully aromatic nose of ground More >

£38
Bottle

£228
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
AU21641
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Syrah / Shiraz

Pavillon Rouge de Château Margaux, Margaux 2016

Thanks to increasingly strict selection, many of the plots used in the past for the grand vin now routinely go into this, Château Margaux’s second wine, and the quality of Pavillon Rouge has never been better. Displays More >

£170
Bottle

£1,020
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CM19961
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Merlot

Pavillon Rouge de Château Margaux, Margaux 2006

This has true Margaux perfumed elegance and first-growth backbone and keeping potential too. Best kept till 2014. This represents 54% of Margaux's crop with 55% cabernet sauvignon, 40% merlot, 4% petit verdot. More >

£180
Bottle

£2,160
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
CM11681
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Merlot

Patrimonio Rosé, Clos Alivu 2018

Gorgeous, round-tasting and smartly presented rosé from the northern end of Corsica. Lovely on its own or with a prawn salad. More >

£16
Bottle

£192
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
FC37351
Product Type
Rose Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Sangiovese
Reviews (1) >

Patrimonio Cuvée Morta Maio Rouge, Domaine Arena 2015

A complex and full-flavoured niellucciu (the local name for the sangiovese grape) from northern Corsica. Spicy, herby and full with lovely fruit, a firm structure and great length. More >

£25
Bottle

£150
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
FC33831
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Sangiovese

Orvieto Classico Superiore Muffa Nobile 'Calcaia', Barberani 2016

A Barberani original to rival Sauternes, this is a prize-winning Umbrian gem with an entrancing bouquet and flavours evocative of honey and apricot. It is fully sweet but with a delightful lightness of touch. Muffa More >

£25
Bottle

£150
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
IT28621
Product Type
White Wine
Style
7 (of 9): Dessert sweetness
Alcohol Level
10.5%
Dominant Grape
Trebbiano
Reviews (2) >

Orvieto Classico Superiore Muffa Nobile 'Calcaia', Barberani 2015 50cl

A prize-winning Umbrian gem with an entrancing bouquet and flavours evocative of honey and apricot. Muffa nobile is Italian for ‘pourriture noble’ or noble rot, the natural beneficial action that increases sweetness More >

£25
Bottle

£150
Case of 6
Out of stock
Alternative Available >
Product Code
IT26181
Product Type
White Wine
Style
7 (of 9): Dessert sweetness
Alcohol Level
11.0%
Dominant Grape
Trebbiano

Ornellaia, Bolgheri Superiore 2012

Rich fruit and spice. Well-rounded, full and generous with velvety texture, this is a luxurious wine with an expansive flavour and the structure to last and develop with age. The winery call it L'Incanto or Enchantment. More >

£120
Bottle

£720
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
IT20021
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Merlot

Once and Future Sodini Vineyard Zinfandel 2017

A fine introduction to this thrilling range of California reds from Joel Peterson, this is a full-bodied delicious zin with baked rhubarb and raspberries on the nose and integrated but firm tannins supporting More >

£24
Bottle

£288
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
US8321
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Very Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.9%
Dominant Grape
Zinfandel
Reviews (6) >

Once and Future Forcini Zinfandel 2016

A great introduction to this latest project from Joel Peterson of Ravenswood fame. The Forcini vineyard was planted around 1900 in the Russian River Valley, and its old bush-pruned zinfandel vines yield a heady More >

£24
Bottle

£288
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
US7421
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Very Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.7%
Dominant Grape
Zinfandel

Oestricher Lenchen Riesling Kabinett, August Eser 2018

Full-flavoured, rich-tasting German riesling from the Rheingau. Succulent and perfectly balanced, with the weight to match food. More >

£19
Bottle

£228
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
GE13131
Product Type
White Wine
Style
3 (of 9): Dry, rich
Alcohol Level
11.0%
Dominant Grape
Riesling

Ockfener Bockstein Riesling Kabinett, von Kesselstatt 2018

Light-as-air aperitif riesling that will nonetheless keep well. This displays abundant charm, an instantly appealing flowery bouquet and a fresh, appetising and balanced palate. More >

£16.50
Bottle

£198
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
GE12661
Product Type
White Wine
Style
4 (of 9): Medium/off dry
Alcohol Level
10.0%
Dominant Grape
Riesling

Oberemmeler Hütte Riesling Kabinett, von Hövel 2018

Max Von Kunow represents a new generation ? and an exhilarating new force in Germany’s Saar region. Expect delicate floral notes with hints of blackcurrant and lovely freshness and with the concentration of this fine More >

£17
Bottle

£204
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
GE12971
Product Type
White Wine
Style
4 (of 9): Medium/off dry
Alcohol Level
7.5%
Dominant Grape
Riesling

Oberemmeler Hütte Riesling Kabinett, von Hövel 2017

Max von Kunow represents both the new generation at this great German estate and an exhilarating new force in the Saar region. His signature wine comes from the top vineyard in the village of Oberemmel and offers floral More >

£17
Bottle

£204
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
GE12211
Product Type
White Wine
Style
3 (of 9): Dry, rich
Alcohol Level
7.5%
Dominant Grape
Riesling

Oak Valley Groenlandberg Chardonnay, Elgin 2018

Earning a coveted five stars from the influential Platter’s Guide again this year, this is classy barrel-fermented chardonnay from South Africa's cool Elgin Valley, beautifully presented and individually wrapped. Lemony More >

£19
Bottle

£114
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
SA14741
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Chardonnay
Reviews (22) >

Nyetimber Brut Classic Cuvée NV

A superb English sparkling wine more than a decade in the planning, Nyetimber’s multi-vintage wine is a full-flavoured, savoury standard-bearer. Predominantly chardonnay alongside pinots noir and meunier, the blend is More >

£31
Bottle

£186
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
SG2131
Product Type
Sparkling Wine
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Chardonnay
Reviews (4) >

Newton Johnson Walker Bay Pinot Noir 2017

The Newton Johnson family's 'village' pinot is made from younger and lower-lying vines in South Africa's Walker Bay, with an appealing combination of berry and spicy, savoury fruit and a moreishly refreshing finish. More >

£16
Bottle

£96
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
SA15191
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir

Naudé Old Vines Semillon, Western Cape 2016

Part of Ian Naudé's Old Vines range which Ian describes as his 'stories in a bottle'. A touch of fashionable struck match on the nose prepares for the fresh, citrus and mineral yet creamy mealy texture on the palate. A More >

£32
Bottle

£192
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
SA15421
Product Type
White Wine
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Semillon

Naudé Malvasia Rei, Robertson 2017

An extraordinary South African wine, made from the Spanish palomino grape variety, which here delivers an appetising pithy freshness, with the ethereal aromas of tisane and lily and a long mineral finish. More >

£18
Bottle

£108
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
SA15431
Product Type
White Wine
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Palomino
Reviews (1) >

Nackenheimer Rothenberg Riesling Spätlese, Gunderloch 2015

A new generation has passed at this famous estate and quality seems to have leapt up a level or two. This is a wonderfully peachy German riesling from a top vineyard in the Rheinhessen. More >

£29
Bottle

£174
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
GE10971
Product Type
White Wine
Style
5 (of 9): Medium sweet
Alcohol Level
9.0%
Dominant Grape
Riesling

Muscat Grand Cru Pfersigberg, Domaine Bruno Sorg 2017

NEW A fine display of the beautiful aromas and flavours of Alsace muscat, with touches of mint and citrus pith on the nose, concentration but finesse on the palate, with silky texture and long fresh finish. More >

£19
Bottle

£228
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
AL15281
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Muscat

Muscat de Beaumes de Venise, Domaine des Bernadins 2018

Luscious, full and fruity dessert white from the Rhône made from a black-skinned variety of muscat that brings an enchanting bouquet. More >

£18
Bottle

£216
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
RH54591
Product Type
White Wine
Style
8 (of 9): Very sweet
Alcohol Level
15.0%
Dominant Grape
Muscat
Reviews (1) >

Muscat Cap Corse, Domaine Arena 2015

This is from a tiny appellation, restricted to a few rugged acres in the far north of Corsica. A vin doux naturel, minty, citrusy and a wonderful and original alternative dessert wine. Pair it with a citrus flavoured More >

£27
Bottle

£324
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
FC33841
Product Type
White Wine
Style
7 (of 9): Dessert sweetness
Alcohol Level
16.0%
Dominant Grape
Muscat
Reviews (2) >

Mount Koinga Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016

The vines in this this small single-vineyard property are treated with the meticulous care of a prized garden, with everything cared for by hand day-in, day-out. The resultant wine - a classic New Zealand pinot noir - More >

£19.50
Bottle

£234
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
NZ9791
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir

Mount Horrocks Clare Valley Shiraz 2010

From a region better known for riesling, and in complete contrast to the almost neighbouring Barossa style, a haunting shiraz of staggering intensity and length, lifted and balanced by natural acidity which set it apart More >

£23
Bottle

£276
Case of 12
Out of stock
Sold out
No Longer Available
Product Code
AU15541
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Syrah / Shiraz
Reviews (1) >

Mouchão, Alentejo 2013

One of Portugal's iconic wines, from an historic estate, this is a rich and brooding Alentejo red based on the dark-skinned alicante bouschet grape which has a seductive wildness and concentrated smoky flavour all its More >

£36
Bottle

£108
Case of 3
In Stock
Product Code
PW7241
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Alicante

Moselle 'Pylae' Pinot Gris, Château de Vaux 2015

Rich and flavourful pinot gris from a fine, warm vintage, with lifted citrus aromas and flavours, and a proven track record for ageing. More >

£25
Bottle

£300
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
AL14601
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Gris
Reviews (1) >

Mont Blois 'Hoog en Laag' Estate Chardonnay, Robertson 2016

Just four barrels were made of this impressive South African chardonnay by young husband and wife team, Ernst and Nina-Mari Bruwer. Barrel-fermented but otherwise made with little intervention in the cellar, this is a More >

£27
Bottle

£162
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
SA15471
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Chardonnay
Reviews (1) >

Minervois La Livinière Grand Vin, Château Sainte-Eulalie 2015

Pure and generous in this ripe vintage, this southern French star is made without oak to let the fruit shine. A blend of 50% syrah, with the remainder comprising carignan and grenache. More >

£22
Bottle

£132
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
FC31751
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Syrah / Shiraz

Miles Mossop 'Max', Stellenbosch 2016

Miles Mossop's Max is now in its 13th successful vintage. Always cabernet-led, always with a significant proportion of the denser, spicier petit verdot, alongside fresher, sweeter red fruit merlot, Max - named after More >

£18.50
Bottle

£111
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
SA14851
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon
Reviews (3) >

Methuselah of The Society’s Champagne Brut NV

This comes from Alfred Gratien and is just as Champagne should be. The blend is made up of all three Champagne grape varieties (pinot noir, pinot meunier and chardonnay) from excellent sources. Fermentation takes place More >

£290
Methuselah
In Stock
Product Code
CH1333
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir Meunier Chardonnay
Reviews (3) >

Menetou-Salon Morogues Rouge Les Cris, Domaine Pellé 2014

A light, pure and refreshing pinot noir with expressive perfume and a firm fruity core. More >

£21
Bottle

£126
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
LO13051
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir
Reviews (1) >

Mendel Unus Mendoza 2016

This cool year in Argentina has produced a fine yet concentrated wine, principally from malbec planted in Perdriel in 1928 with some cabernet sauvignon and petit verdot for added complexity. More >

£25
Bottle

£150
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
AR4061
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Malbec / Cot
Reviews (1) >

Mendel Mendoza Malbec 2017

Consistently delicious Argentine red made from a vineyard planted in 1928 in the Mayor Drummond area of Mendoza at 850-900m altitude, with pretty floral aromas and fine flavour in this cool vintage. Mendel's wines have More >

£16
Bottle

£192
Case of 12
Out of stock
Alternative Available >
Product Code
AR4081
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Malbec / Cot
Reviews (2) >

Meerlust Estate Rubicon, Stellenbosch 2015

The 30th vintage of Meerlust's flagship Bordeaux-style blend in a superb Cape vintage is a wine not to be missed. Cabernet based as usual, with merlot and a little more petit verdot than in previous vintages, its fine More >

£25
Bottle

£150
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
SA13271
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon

Maycas del Limarí Quebrada Seca Chardonnay 2017

Quebrada Seca, about 25km from the Chilean coast on the northern bank of the Limarí River, is a cool spot with a high limestone content in the soil, which produces a fine and linear style of chardonnay. Barrel More >

£23
Bottle

£138
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CE10651
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Chardonnay

Maximin Grünhäuser Abtsberg Riesling Kabinett, von Schubert 2018

Traditionally the local abbot in this part of Germany's Mosel had the heart of the best bit of the great Grünhaus vineyard and its wine always has a distinctive haunting fragrance enhanced by the wild yeasts special to More >

£20
Bottle

£120
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
GE12731
Product Type
White Wine
Style
4 (of 9): Medium/off dry
Alcohol Level
8.5%
Dominant Grape
Riesling
Reviews (3) >

Maury Solera '1928' Cask Number 806 50cl

The founders of this co-operative laid down the base of this solera in 1928. In the past, these wines were used to beef up blends but with the market largely gone, we can help ourselves to these fine treasures. Bottled More >

£17
Bottle

£204
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
FC37531
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
7 (of 9): Dessert sweetness
Alcohol Level
17.0%
Dominant Grape
Grenache / Garnacha

Maury Solera ‘1928' cask number 837

The founders of this co-operative laid down the base of this solera in 1928. In the past, these wines from the of Roussillon were used to beef up blends but with the market largely gone, we can help ourselves to these More >

£17
Bottle

£204
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
FC37521
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
7 (of 9): Dessert sweetness
Alcohol Level
17.0%
Dominant Grape
Grenache / Garnacha

Mas de Daumas Gassac, Cuvée Emile Peynaud, Pays de l'Herault 2015

An extraordinary and exceptional cuvée from this southern French icon, made from 100% cabernet sauvignon from the first block of vines planted at the estate in 1975. Still in its youth and from a great vintage, there's More >

£195
Bottle
In Stock
Product Code
FC34711
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon
Reviews (2) >

Mas de Daumas Gassac 2014

What is so striking about Daumas Gassac is its elegance, when so many wines remain anchored on raw power. The 2014 seems seamless, long and distinguished, in perfect equilibrium. The blend is almost 80% cabernet More >

£25
Bottle

£150
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
FC29551
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon

Marquis de Calon, Saint-Estèphe 2010

The second wine of Calon-Ségur is a classically framed, well-structured Saint-Estèphe with a deep ruby colour, herbal and tobacco notes on the nose and intense, dark-fruit character on the palate. More >

£27
Bottle

£324
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
CM16471
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon

Marqués de Murrieta Blanco Capellanía Vineyard, Rioja 2015

Broad, rich white Rioja from this fine single estate planted to the viura grape. Aged in French oak barrels, this is smoky and stylish with a rich, creamy finish. More >

£19.50
Bottle

£117
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
SP15041
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Viura
Reviews (2) >

Marqués de Casa Concha Etiqueta Negra Puente Alto Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Exclusive to The Wine Society, this fine and cedary Chilean cabernet sauvignon (60%), cabernet franc (32%) and petit verdot (8%) blend is made from the excellent Mariscal vineyard at 650m in Puente Alto, one of the best More >

£16.50
Bottle

£99
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CE10311
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Reviews (1) >

Maison Roche de Bellene, Montagny 2016

From the lovely 2016 vintage, this is a ripe yet fresh white Burgundy with flavours in the apple and melon spectrum. Nicolas Potel has made this wine with his characteristic attention to detail, fermenting and maturing More >

£16
Bottle

£96
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
BU69221
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Chardonnay
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4.4.4.1. Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are required for the operation of our website, enabling you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, services like shopping baskets or e-billing cannot be provided. Under this heading, we currently use the following cookies:

  • Authentication Cookie and Anonymous Cookie
    These cookies remember that you are logged in to your account – without them, the website would repeatedly request your login details with each new page you visit during your time on our website. They are removed once your session has ended.
  • Session Cookie
    These cookies are used to remember who you are as you use our site: without them, the website would be unable to tell the difference between you and another Wine Society member and facilities such as your basket and the checkout process would therefore not be able to function. They too are removed once your session has ended.

4.4.4.2. Functionality & Targeting/Tracking Cookies
These cookies are used to recognise you when you return to our website and to provide enhanced features. This allows us to personalise our content for you. Under this heading, we currently use the following cookies:

  • Unique User Cookie
    This cookie is used to:
    • store your share number in order to identify that you have visited the website before. Without this cookie, we would be unable to tell whether you are a member or not.
    • record your visit to the website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We use this information to make our website, the content displayed on it and direct marketing communications we may send to you or contact you about more relevant to your interests.
    • This cookie expires after 13 months.
  • Peerius Cookies
    These third-party cookies are used to provide you with personalised recommendations based on your purchase and browsing history. They expire within 4 hours of your visit.

4.4.4.3. Performance/analytical cookies
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don't collect information which identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works. Under this heading, we currently use the following cookies:

  • Google Analytics Cookies
    These are third-party cookies to enable Google Analytics to monitor website traffic. All information is recorded anonymously. Using Google Analytics allows The Society to better understand how members use our site and monitor website traffic.

4.4.4.4. Authentication Cookie
In order for us to ensure that your data remains secure it is necessary for us to verify that your session is authentic (i.e. it has not been compromised by a malicious user). We do this by storing an otherwise meaningless unique ID in a cookie for the duration of your visit. No personal information can be gained from this cookie.

4.4.5. How do you turn cookies off?

All modern browsers allow you to modify your cookie settings so that all cookies, or those types which are not acceptable to you, are blocked. However, please note that this may affect the successful functioning of the site, particularly if you block all cookies, including essential cookies. For example, In Internet Explorer, go to the Tools Menu, then go to Internet Options, then go to Privacy. Here you can change the rules your browser uses to accept cookies. You can find out more in the public sources mentioned below.

4.4.6. Learn more about cookies

4.4.7. Changes to our cookie policy

Any changes we may make to our cookie policy in the future will be posted on the website and, where appropriate, notified to you by email. Please check back frequently to see any updates and changes to our cookie policy.