Wines for Laying Down

Looking to start – or expand – your cellar? You've come to the right place. The wines listed here will benefit from age to really be at their best. You can also find our regular en primeur offers of ageworthy wines from Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Rhône and more in our fine wine pages.

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Casa Ermelinda Freitas Moscatel de Setúbal

An authentic Portuguese sweet treat, with the heady aroma of caramelised citrus pith and orange blossom, with honey, hazelnut and barley sugar on the palate. Keeps well in the fridge after opening, if you can resist it. More >

£9.95
Bottle

£59.50
Case of 6
Due in Soon Order Now
Product Code
PW7711
Product Type
Other Fortified
Style
8 (of 9): Very sweet
Alcohol Level
17.5%
Dominant Grape
Muscat
Reviews (2) >

Vinsobres Référence, Domaine Jaume 2015

The Jaume family make The Society’s Côtes-du-Rhône for everyday drinking; this though is more ambitious, showing the full potential that exists in Vinsobres. The blend is 60% syrah with 30% grenache and a little More >

£13.95
Bottle

£167
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
RH45451
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Grenache Syrah
Reviews (8) >

Château Dutruch Grand Poujeaux, Moulis-en-Médoc 2015

A red Bordeaux with deep colour and plenty of sweet, brambly fruit, this is a top-notch Moulis from a property we have followed for over 40 years. Classy claret from a fine vintage. Jean-Baptise Cordonnier, not a man More >

£20
Bottle

£120
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CM19301
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Merlot
Reviews (5) >

Pauillac 2011

The commune of Pauillac produced some excellent wines in 2011, in a fresher style than the two preceding vintages, and the best are now developing handsomely in bottle. Some have likened the vintage to 2001. This More >

£21
Bottle

£252
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
CM18591
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Merlot
Reviews (2) >

Royal Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos 2013 50cl

An excellent vintage for Tokaji after three more difficult years. Redolent of apricot, honey, orange peel and spices, with luscious rounded flavour balanced by fresh uplifting acidity, this is a beautifully made wine. More >

£27
Bottle

£162
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
HU1111
Product Type
White Wine
Style
6 (of 9): Dessert sweetness
Alcohol Level
11.0%
Dominant Grape
Furmint
Reviews (1) >

Château Cantemerle, Haut-Medoc 2014

An attractive red Bordeaux from one of the best-value cru classé châteaux of the Médoc. A nose of cassis and cloves is overlaid with plush, brambly fruit on the palate. A balanced and perfumed claret. More >

£29
Bottle

£348
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
CM18261A
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Merlot
Reviews (6) >

Hortevie, Saint-Julien 2009

Many members already know the quality of this Bordeaux vineyard, which lies across the road from Ducru-Beaucaillou, who now own it and have added extra polish and finesse. Hortevie is a consistent, forward yet ageworthy More >

£30
Bottle

£360
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
CM13751
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Merlot

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Piedlong, Brunier 2013

This is a new wine from the Vieux Télégraphe stable and comes from two plots of very old vines, one being Piedlong itself, the other on Pignan, near Rayas. Daniel Brunier explained just how wonderful these two plots More >

£32
Bottle

£192
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
RH39531
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Grenache / Garnacha
Reviews (1) >

Half bottle of L'Étoile Vin de Paille, Domaine de Montbourgeau 2016

This is a sweet and delicate dessert wine from Jura made from 60% chardonnay and 20% each of savagnin and poulsard. Harvesting is a painstaking process as only perfect berries can be used. Critical too is the size of More >

£32
Half Bottle

£384
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
JU1552
Product Type
White Wine
Style
9 (of 9): Intensely sweet
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Chardonnay

Coteaux du Layon, Moulin Touchais 2006

Moulin Touchais wines are only released in their tenth year of bottle maturation. The 2006 owes its clarity and balance to strict selection at harvest. Deep, bright yellow gold in colour with gentle caressing texture. More >

£34
Bottle

£204
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
LO12141
Product Type
White Wine
Style
5 (of 9): Medium sweet
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Chenin Blanc

Château Doisy-Védrines, Barsac 2015

A harmonious and expressive wine with exceptional balance and lift. Notes of pineapple and candied orange on the nose and palate, with a creamy finish. Delightful, well-priced Barsac. 2019–2035. Halves available. More >

£34
Bottle

£204
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
BW5611
Product Type
White Wine
Style
8 (of 9): Very sweet
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Semillon

Château Doisy-Daëne, Barsac 2015

The wine is 100% semillon this year, and retains a lovely freshness. Textured and with plenty of noble rot in evidence, it displays notes of orange peel and apricots. Intense and scented with a finish that goes on and More >

£35
Bottle

£210
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
BW5601
Product Type
White Wine
Style
8 (of 9): Very sweet
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Semillon

Château Chalon, Domaine Chevassu Fassenet 2012 62cl

A creamy and full-bodied delight that is salty and spicy and remarkably persistent on its long finish. Classic Vin Jaune from the Jura region of eastern France, made by the talented Marie-Pierre Chevassu. More >

£35
Bottle

£210
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
JU1531A
Product Type
White Wine
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Savagnin
Reviews (1) >

Château Doisy-Daëne, Barsac 2014

The Dubourdieu family has made an outstanding Doisy-Daëne in 2014. The wine has a complex nose of marmalade and apricots, and the palate reveals abundant noble rot. Freshness and sweetness go hand in hand, ensuring a More >

£36
Bottle

£216
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
BW5291
Product Type
White Wine
Style
8 (of 9): Very sweet
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Semillon

Château La Tour Blanche, Sauternes 2015

A full, rich and almost heady wine with a nose of peaches and cream. Opulent and ripe, with marmalade notes on the palate. A Sauternes with a promising future. More >

£38
Bottle

£228
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
BW5631
Product Type
White Wine
Style
8 (of 9): Very sweet
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Semillon
Reviews (4) >

Château de Rayne Vigneau, Sauternes 2009

Local reputation and wonderful old vintages prove this to be one of the great Sauternes vineyards. After a number of lighter years, this 2009, with 28% sauvignon, is wonderfully rich yet fresh with great length and More >

£39
Bottle

£234
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
BW3711
Product Type
White Wine
Style
9 (of 9): Intensely sweet
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Semillon

Coteaux du Layon, Moulin Touchais 1997

Just turned twenty-one, this wine still shows a youthfulness that belies its age. Deep, bright gold in colour, with hints of fresh and caramelized orange citrus and a fresh silky palate. More >

£41
Bottle

£246
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
LO11571
Product Type
White Wine
Style
5 (of 9): Medium sweet
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Chenin Blanc
Reviews (1) >

Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe 2014

Vieux Télégraphe seems to have found a new gear. After a fine 2013, 2014 has all the necessary concentration of fruit flavours and plenty of body. A great Rhône wine. More >

£42
Bottle

£252
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
RH41421
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Grenache Syrah Mourvedre

Muga Prado Enea Gran Reserva, Rioja 2011

Only made in excellent vintages, Prado Enea is consistently in the top class of all Rioja’s gran reservas. The 2011 has depth, polish and a finish that lasts and lasts. It is tempting to drink it now, but it will age More >

£42
Bottle

£504
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
SP15541
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Tempranillo

Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe 2013

One of the stars of Châteauneuf. For Daniel Brunier this vintage could be compared to 2001 or, going back further in time, 1981 which was a fine Châteauneuf vintage. Bold, concentrated and long. More >

£45
Bottle

£270
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
RH38261
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Grenache Syrah Mourvedre
Reviews (1) >

Half bottle of Château Climens, Barsac 2009

Wonderfully complex and expansive Climens, with a creamy, luscious richness, balanced by an enchanting citrus freshness to give the wine 'lift'. Will age magnificently, confirming Climens' position at the top of the More >

£45
Half Bottle

£540
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
BW3852
Product Type
White Wine
Style
9 (of 9): Intensely sweet
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Semillon

Half-bottle of Château Climens, Barsac 2011

A top-notch sweet Bordeaux from one of the region’s greatest producers, the 2011 Climens displays a delicate, floral nose with a luscious, complex palate of apricots and pineapple, all balanced by lovely freshness More >

£45
Half Bottle

£540
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
BW4342
Product Type
White Wine
Style
8 (of 9): Very sweet
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Semillon

Champagne Lanson Gold Label Brut 2008

Lanson is one of the oldest houses in Champagne, founded in and family owned since 1760. 2008 is now accepted as a truly exquisite vintage and this blend of 53% pinot noir and 47% chardonnay, all sourced from grand cru More >

£45
Bottle

£270
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CH3801
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir Meunier Chardonnay
Reviews (1) >

Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey, Sauternes 2015

Splendid intensity and precision, with a fragrant, honeyed nose and a palate that delivers the depth of flavour and finesse you would expect of a fine Sauternes. Very lovely indeed. More >

£47
Bottle

£270
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
BW5641
Product Type
White Wine
Style
9 (of 9): Intensely sweet
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Semillon

Gewurztraminer Clos Windsbuhl, Domaine Zind Humbrecht 2016

Superb, concentrated organic Alsace gewurz from Olivier Humbrecht and a glorious site above the picturesque village of Hunawihr, where happy sheep provide the natural weed control. More >

£47
Bottle

£564
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
AL14401
Product Type
White Wine
Style
3 (of 9): Dry, rich
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Gewurztraminer

Smith-Madrone Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

An excellent mountainside Californian cabernet that shows great freshness and lightness of touch. There is crunchy blackberry fruit on the nose, while well structured tannins support tart black concentrated fruit on the More >

£48
Bottle

£576
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
US8441
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.9%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon

Château Climens, Barsac 2012

Always the most refined of wines, strict selection has made this the wine of the vintage once again. Great complexity, with true Barsac poise, and an opportunity not to be missed. More >

£50
Bottle

£300
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
BW4761
Product Type
White Wine
Style
8 (of 9): Very sweet
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Semillon

Louis Jadot, Volnay Premier Cru Clos de la Barre 2012

This a wine from the gorgeous 2012 Burgundy vintage where all is beautifully balanced. The nose is rich and ripe, with intense red fruit aromas. The palate is smooth and silky, not to mention fine and long. After a poor More >

£52
Bottle

£312
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
BU62941
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir
Reviews (1) >

Château Coutet, Barsac 2011

A rich, creamy, unctuous wine of intense sweetness, impressive concentration and power, with the muscle for the long haul. More >

£55
Bottle

£330
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
BW4351
Product Type
White Wine
Style
8 (of 9): Very sweet
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Semillon

Napanook 2009

Made from fruit grown on the eponymous Yountville estate, Napanook is described by proprietor Christian Moueix as a more informal wine than its big brother Dominus, made for younger drinking with friends and food. A More >

£60
Bottle

£720
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
US5311
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon
Reviews (1) >

Tokaj Classic Király Grand Cru 6 Puttonyos 2013 50cl

A very special wine. As complex as it is delicious, this enchanting Tokaji is a full and intense sweet wine which retains delicacy and perfect poise. The nose has notes of beeswax and honey, with poached apricots, crisp More >

£62
Bottle

£372
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
HU1171
Product Type
White Wine
Style
8 (of 9): Very sweet
Alcohol Level
9.5%

Napanook Napa Valley 2015

From another great warm vintage in Napa, the 2015 is still very youthful. Laden with blackberry and plum fruit, its wonderfully ripe velvety tannins frame the intense but elegant fruit and sweet vanilla notes. More >

£64
Bottle

£768
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
US8231
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon

Cullen Diana Madeline Margaret River Cabernet-Merlot 2015

2015 was a low-yielding vintage, characterised by highly perfumed wines with purity and elegance. It's a style that suits Cullen's flagship red perfectly, and this deep crimson wine has great concentration and vibrancy, More >

£67
Bottle
Save £8

£402
Case of 6
Save £48
In Stock
Product Code
AU20361
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Merlot

Domaine de Montille, Volnay Premier Cru Taillepieds 2013

Taillepieds’ gravel-over-limestone soils gives a fine, racy wine with energy and impressive length of flavour. 30% whole bunch. More >

£69
Bottle

£414
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
BU57861
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir

Louis Jadot Nuits-Saint-Georges Premier Cru Boudots (Gagey) 2014

From a superb vineyard bordering Vosne Malconsorts, and showing more Vosne than Nuits characteristics. Sumptuous, smooth and round palate underpinned with fine tannins. More >

£69
Bottle

£414
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
BU62591
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir

Domaine Jean Chauvenet, Nuits-Saint-Georges Premier Cru Les Vaucrains 2016

This big, broad-shouldered Nuits, from a hillside location on poor soil, is the most powerful and richly flavoured wine in Chauvenet’s range. Deep in colour with black-fruit character as always, but with 2016’s More >

£69
Bottle

£414
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
BU68011
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir

Champagne Alfred Gratien Cuvée Paradis Brut 2013

This gastronomic Champagne is Alfred Gratien's prestige cuvée and is poised and concentrated with just the right weight to ensure that it will age well. It's delicious already when paired with rich dishes like crab on More >

£70
Bottle

£420
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CH4121
Product Type
Champagne
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir / Chardonnay

Domaine Denis Bachelet, Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes 2017

Quintessential Burgundy: an exquisite pure pinot noir perfume and seductive, silky tannins. 45% new oak. Drink from 2025 to 2034. 12.5% More >

£75
Bottle

£450
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
BU71101
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir

Domaine Tawse, Gevrey-Chambertin Premier Cru Champeaux 2015

A cool spot in the Combe de Lavaux, planted in 1983 on soils high in limestone, Champeaux is the last vineyard of the domaine to be harvested. A trial of 40% whole-bunch fermentation was practised in 2015 and has been More >

£76
Bottle

£456
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
BU64041
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir

Louis Jadot, Nuits-Saint-Georges Premier Cru Boudots (Gagey) 2015

From a superb vineyard bordering Vosne Malconsorts, and showing more Vosne than Nuitscharacteristics. Its sumptuous, smooth and seductive texture caresses the palate. More >

£78
Bottle

£468
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
BU64341
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir

Château Bélair-Monange, Saint-Emilion 2012

The 2012 Bordeaux vintage produced wines that were immediately appealing, and so this continues to be. Characteristically perfumed and with ripe, appealing red-fruit character, this is a wine of real class and More >

£78
Bottle

£468
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CS8821
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Merlot

Louis Jadot, Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru Les Baudes (Domaine Gagey) 2014

From a well-situated vineyard sited just below grand cru Bonnes Mares, and sharing some of that vineyard’s powerful structure, this is one of the firmer Chambolles and needs time to come round, but is well worth waiting More >

£79
Bottle

£474
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
BU62611
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir
Reviews (1) >

Château Climens, Barsac 2011

A top-notch sweet Bordeaux from one of the region’s greatest producers, the 2011 Climens displays a delicate, floral nose with a luscious, complex palate of apricots and pineapple, all balanced by lovely freshness More >

£80
Bottle

£480
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
BW4341
Product Type
White Wine
Style
8 (of 9): Very sweet
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Semillon

Domaine Henri Boillot, Volnay Premier Cru Caillerets 2017

For many, Caillerets is Volnay’s greatest vineyard. Boillot’s 2017 is a pure, racy and fine-boned wine which personifies the graceful Caillerets style. More >

£85
Bottle

£510
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
BU71271
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir

Domaine de Montille, Pommard Premier Cru Pézerolles 2016

In Etienne’s hands this always tastes like a silky Volnay: neither big nor rustic, but fine-boned and delicate, with gentle sweet tannins. 33% whole-bunch fermented and with 30% new oak. More >

£89
Bottle

£534
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
BU67891
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir

Louis Jadot, Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru Les Baudes (Gagey) 2016

This well-situated vineyard is just below grand cru Bonnes Mares, and shares some of that vineyard’s powerful structure. A little more clay in the soil usually produces a firmer style of Chambolle, yet 2016 is the year More >

£89
Bottle

£534
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
BU67341
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir

Domaine François Lamarche, Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru 2013

Lamarche have vines in the bottom, middle and top of the Clos and make a good example each year. Quite structured and firm at present but will shed its tannins and release aroma and flavour after a decade in bottle. More >

£89
Bottle
Save £10

£534
Case of 6
Save £60
In Stock
Product Code
BU58151
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir

Domaine de Montille, Corton Grand Cru Clos de Roi 2014

Very attractive wine from one of the best vineyards of Corton. Good mid-palate richness and depth of flavour. 100% whole-bunch fermented. More >

£90
Bottle

£540
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
BU60861
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir

Domaine François Lamarche, Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru 2014

Lamarche have vines in the bottom, middle and top of the Clos and make a good example each year. Less tannic than normal in this more supple vintage, this is a lighter but well-balanced style of Clos de Vougeot. More >

£99
Bottle

£594
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
BU61351
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, Saint-Julien 2007

This distinguished second growth always includes a high proportion of cabernet sauvignon, and it shows. This was raised to 90% in 2007, yet the wine is surprisingly round and supple, a reflection of a vintage we greeted More >

£115
Bottle

£690
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CM12801
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon
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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.