Full Fine Wine Range

The fine wine range includes interesting parcels of rare wines from all over the world, and classics from both the old and new worlds, some for laying down and others ready to uncork and enjoy right now. Every fine wine comes with a recommended drinking window and a tasting note from our buyers.

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Alheit Hemelrand 'Vine Garden', Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge 2016

The first vintage of Vine Garden, from Walker Bay on South Africa's south coast, remains a rich, multi-faceted and full-bodied triumph. Based on the roussanne grape but with chenin, chardonnay, verdelho and a little More >

£26
Bottle

£156
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
SA13181
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Reviews (7) >

Crozes-Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert, Paul Jaboulet Aîné 2013

NEW Wonderful, classy and celebrated Rhône syrah. Dense, concentrated and dark with lots of ripe black fruit, but also an uplifting freshness. The oak too is well judged and the stock of barrels from Château La Lagune in More >

£26
Bottle

£156
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
RH38431
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Syrah / Shiraz
Reviews (3) >

Cockburn's Quinta dos Canais 2010

Vigorous young single-quinta Port from one of Cockburn's finest vineyards. The high proportion of touriga nacional in the blend brings floral perfume to this dense and satisfying wine, with luscious ripe-berry fruit and More >

£26
Bottle

£156
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
PT1911
Product Type
Port
Style
8 (of 9): Very sweet
Alcohol Level
20.0%

Domaine Serrigny, Savigny-lès-Beaune ‘Serrignyssime' 2015

A selection of older Savigny vineyards are assembled together to produce a slightly richer wine than the straight Savigny. The result is a medium-bodied Burgundy with good ripe pinot fruit and ripe tannins. More >

£26.50
Bottle

£318
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
BU66631
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir
Reviews (2) >

Domaine Sylvain Pataille, Marsannay Rosé Fleur de Pinot 2015

Remarkable Burgundy rosé matured for 12-18 months in 500-litre barrels. It has a lightly mature strawberry fruit nose with excellent structure and freshness. More >

£27
Bottle

£324
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
BU65571
Product Type
Rose Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir

Domaine Antoine et François Jobard Bourgogne Blanc 2015

Benefitting from the same standards of viticulture and winemaking as the premiers crus, bourgognes from a top grower like this can be a smart buy. This comes from a Burgundy producer who makes quite firm wines but in a More >

£27
Bottle

£162
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
BU65821
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Chardonnay

Château du Clos, Pouilly-Fuissé Hommage à Léonard Chandon 2015

From the oldest vines of the Clos, the most ancient planted in 1936, others in the 1950s, this is even richer and more powerful than the Pouilly above. It is big, muscular and well proportioned. The clay soils and More >

£27
Bottle

£324
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
BU63211
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Chardonnay
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

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
Reviews (3) >

Arbois Rouge, Trousseau, Domaine Tissot, 2016

Unusual, very pale red from the Jura with a long and persistent flavour. With hints of cherry pips and other red fruits, this has pure, clean lines and tannins that are present yet well integrated. A perfect More >

£27
Bottle

£324
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
JU1211
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Trousseau
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 (2) >

Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spätlese, JJ Prüm 2012

Heavenly wildflower-scented fragrance. Racy structured sensuous palate. This has excellent keeping potential so, though lovely already, is best kept for five years (and it will easily last 30). More >

£28
Bottle

£336
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
GE8221
Product Type
White Wine
Style
5 (of 9): Medium sweet
Alcohol Level
8.5%
Dominant Grape
Riesling

Saint-Joseph, Domaine Gripa 2016

A very attractive syrah from an overperforming region that can be broached early: nothing not to like here! A full, silky and delightful wine. More >

£28
Bottle

£168
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
RH48301
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Syrah / Shiraz
Reviews (1) >

Lismore Pinot Noir, Cape South Coast 2017

Tragedy struck Lismore late last year in the form of a terrible fire, destroying Samantha O’Keefe’s beautiful, exciting estate. This pinot noir and the viognier we also offer were one of the last shipments to leave More >

£28
Bottle

£168
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
SA14151
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir

Jurançon Moelleux, Noblesse du Temps, Domaine Cauhapé 2014

A very complex and full-bodied and honeyed dessert white from the south of France. Made from the petit manseng grape and aged in new oak for 18 months, it's full of candied peel, apricot and spice notes and would be More >

£28
Bottle

£336
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
FC31961
Product Type
White Wine
Style
8 (of 9): Very sweet
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Petit Manseng
Reviews (8) >

Bas-Armagnac, Château du Tariquet VSOP

An amber-coloured seven-year-old Armagnac from Gascony, with a bouquet of prunes and baked bread. Smooth and well rounded with a fine oak-and-vanilla finish. More >

£28
Bottle

£168
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
BY371
Alcohol Level
40.0%
Reviews (3) >

Lenton Brae Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Lenton Brae's 2010 cabernet is aged in 60% new French oak and shows the lift, freshness and restraint that Margaret River's cabernets are famous for. Delightfully smooth and elegant with finely judged tannins. More >

£28
Bottle

£336
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
AU16611
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon
Reviews (1) >

Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier L Block Shiraz, Pyrenees 2014

Rhône supremo Michel Chapoutier is not one to stand still and is always seeking new adventures. Here he has collaborated with Domaine Terlato to create a beautiful Australian red from the shiraz grape of his Rhône More >

£29
Bottle
Save £4

£174
Case of 6
Save £24
In Stock
Product Code
AU18371
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Syrah / Shiraz
Reviews (3) >

Pinot Noir Grossberg, Louis Sipp 2008

From a top pinot noir vineyard in Alsace destined for premier cru status, this is a mature, elegant pinot noir, with hints of Christmas-cake spice, bright acidity, fine texture and long flavour. More >

£29
Bottle

£348
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
AL14191
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir
Reviews (1) >

Leeuwin 'Prelude' Margaret River Chardonnay 2016

Absolutely classic, fine Australian chardonnay which possesses power, harmony and some of the country's most skilful winemaking. Aged carefully in high-quality French oak, this has great green-apple and lemon flavours More >

£29
Bottle

£348
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
AU20831
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Chardonnay
Reviews (9) >

The Society's Cognac VSOP

Produced from the ugni blanc grape at Château d'Orignac in the Fins Bois area of Cognac, this mellow spirit has a smooth finish with hints of candied fruit. More >

£29
Bottle

£174
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
BY381
Alcohol Level
40.0%
Reviews (14) >

Champagne Pierre Gimonnet Premier Cru Brut NV

A fragrant, invigorating and racy non-vintage Champagne from vineyards around the premier cru village of Cuis renowned for its delicate, fruity wines underpinned by refreshing acidity. An elegant wine with great More >

£29
Bottle

£174
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CH3151
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Chardonnay
Reviews (6) >

Champagne Laherte Frères Ultradition Brut NV

The church of Chavot stands on a ridge surrounded by vineyards and is a clearly visible landmark. The area is of some interest geologically as this is a point of contact between the chalk of the Côte des Blancs and the More >

£29
Bottle

£174
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CH2111
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir Meunier Chardonnay

Domaine Gauby Vieilles Vignes Blanc, Côtes Catalanes 2017

This macabeu-grenache blend might come from the top estate in the Roussillon, but in 2017 it tastes more like a Loire or Chablis white, such is the steely tension, with notes of wet stone, herbs and citrus. Drink from More >

£29
Bottle

£174
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
FC36151
Product Type
White Wine
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Maccabeu
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

Half bottle of Château Lagrange, Saint-Julien 2009

In the great 2009 Bordeaux vintage, Lagrange’s cabernet crop was judged to be so good that it contributed a whopping 72% of the blend. A taste confirms why: this is stylish, elegant and satisfying Saint-Julien that’s a More >

£29
Half Bottle

£696
Case of 24
In Stock
Product Code
CM13942
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon
Reviews (24) >

Champagne Marc Hébrart Premier Cru Cuvée de Réserve Brut NV

This great Champagne from an ever-conscientious grower has a touch of preserved lemons on the light but complex nose and a long finish. Jean-Paul Hébrart has added to the estate with chardonnay coming in from grand cru More >

£29
Bottle

£145
Case of 6
Save £29
In Stock
Product Code
CH761
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir
Reviews (2) >

Pisano-Arretxea Grand Reserve Progreso 2011

The Basques brought the tannat variety and the Italians brought winemaking expertise to Uruguay. How fitting that the third generation of Pisanos united Italian and Basque origins as Don César Pisano married Doña María More >

£29
Bottle

£348
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
UR461
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Tannat
Reviews (10) >

The Society's Exhibition Barbaresco 2015

We are thrilled with this wine, which has been selected specially for our flagship Exhibition range. It comes from the brilliant Rizzi winery in one of the region’s best ever vintages. Two thirds of the nebbiolo comes More >

£29
Bottle

£348
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
IT24761
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Nebbiolo

Condrieu, Domaine Pichon 2016

Christophe Pichon, now aided by his son Corentin, makes elegant and generously flavoured viognier, and his creamy and rich 2016 has an excellent combination of weight and freshness, evoking the great 2014 vintage in More >

£29.50
Bottle

£177
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
RH48001
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Viognier

Glenelly Lady May, Stellenbosch 2011

Classically honed cabernet-dominated South African blend from French-owned Glenelly. Endowed with 100% new oak that is now well integrated, and rich, tobacco and cedar-infused flavours enrobed in fine chalky tannins. More >

£29.50
Bottle

£177
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
SA12681
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon

Mac Forbes Woori Yallock Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2017

This is a superb example of fine, modern cool-climate Australian chardonnay. Made using hand-picked grapes fermented in old oak barrels with wild yeasts, this poised integrated wine has lovely acidity to complement its More >

£29.50
Bottle

£177
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
AU21821
Product Type
White Wine
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Chardonnay
Reviews (1) >

Cuvée Léo, Domaine Frédéric Mochel 2015

Alsace riesling produces exceptional dessert wines with a particular affinity for baked custards like crème brûlée or lemon tart. Mochel’s delightful late-harvest riesling is marked out by its purity and finesse, with More >

£29.50
Bottle

£354
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
AL13811
Product Type
White Wine
Style
6 (of 9): Dessert sweetness
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Riesling

Jurtschitsch Ried Käferberg 1ÖTW Grüner Veltliner, Kamptal 2017

The new generation at this Austrian winery is doing very exciting things. This sumptuous grüner comes from the Käferberg vineyard, where conditions are perfect for ripe and full-flavoured wines. Lovely breadth of white More >

£30
Bottle

£180
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
AA2401
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Gruner Veltliner
Reviews (1) >

Mac Forbes Yarra Junction Pinot Noir 2017

A modern cool-climate Aussie pinot with a very fine, spiced, savoury perfume and tart redcurrant fruit on the bright crunchy palate, with a long herbal finish. Wonderful stuff from the remarkably talented Mac Forbes. More >

£30
Bottle

£180
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
AU21851
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Light Bodied
Alcohol Level
11.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir
Reviews (1) >

Château Croizet-Bages, Pauillac 2010

Benchmark Pauillac with deep colour, classic dark fruit and forest-floor perfume. Powerful but not tannic, with richness and concentration, this is now starting to show its true colours, but will develop further in the More >

£30
Bottle

£360
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
CM17731
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Merlot
Reviews (27) >

Champagne Chartogne-Taillet Cuvée Sainte Anne NV

Christophe Chartogne has inherited a tiny estate to the north west of Reims. Historically, Merfy and its fine hillsides of gravels and sands were important and the wines enjoyed an enviable reputation. However, the area More >

£30
Bottle

£180
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CH1821
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir / Chardonnay
Reviews (1) >

Barbaresco Roncaglie, Poderi Colla 2015

The joy of the 2015 vintage in Italy's Barbaresco region is that you’re spoilt for choice as to when to open the wines: warm weather across summer and into September means the wines have immediate, floral-scented appeal More >

£30
Bottle

£180
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
IT25981
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Nebbiolo
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 (1) >

Champagne Lilbert Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut NV

A classic grower Champagne that has great character and expression of terroir. This blanc de blancs is a super aperitif-style fizz - beautifully poised on the palate, with green apple, preserved lemon and mineral notes. More >

£31
Bottle

£186
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CH3841
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Chardonnay

Coteaux du Languedoc Saut de Côte, Domaine Chabanon 2009

Alain Chabanon is undoubtedly one of the stars of the Languedoc. He makes deeply expressive wines that are often aged for many years before release. This is a mourvedre and syrah blend, aged in tank for 36 months, More >

£31
Bottle

£372
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
FC25551
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Mourvedre
Reviews (2) >

Dr Loosen Riesling Estate Eiswein 2016

Ernie Loosen bottled his stunning Eiswein into quarter-size bottles. Perfect pudding wine for two. The riesling was picked in a frozen state in November with the first really cold night of the year. More >

£32
Bottle

£384
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
GE11582
Product Type
White Wine
Style
9 (of 9): Intensely sweet
Alcohol Level
7.0%
Dominant Grape
Riesling

Château Moulin-Riche, Saint-Julien 2010

You’ll find plenty of velvety richness and depth of flavour in this lovely Bordeaux from the north-west of Saint-Julien, between Châteaux Gloria and Batailley. Sometimes (incorrectly) considered to be the second wine of More >

£32
Bottle

£384
Case of 12
Out of stock
Sold out
No Longer Available
Product Code
CM15051
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Merlot

Château Doisy-Védrines, Barsac 2016

The high proportion of semillon (83% in this year’s blend) gives depth and weight to this wine, which exhibits a pure, scented bouquet and hints of apricot and pears on the palate. More >

£32
Bottle

£192
Case of 6
Out of stock
Sold out
No Longer Available
Product Code
BW6001
Product Type
White Wine
Style
8 (of 9): Very sweet
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Semillon
Reviews (1) >

Domaine de Bellene Beaune Premier Cru Teurons 2010

With approximately 80% millerandage (imperfectly fertilised berries which remain small) from the 50-year-old vines, this top Burgundy premier cru is soft, round and appealing as Beaune should be. More >

£32
Bottle

£192
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
BU48921
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir

B de Basilio Izquierdo, Rioja 2011

A polished, gently perfumed modern-style Rioja made from just under two-thirds tempranillo with one-third garnacha and a splash of graciano. The wine displays lovely supple texture on the palate with fine-grained More >

£32
Bottle

£192
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
SP10331
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Tempranillo

Sandhi Sta Rita Hills Chardonnay 2014

A very fine, modern-style California chardonnay, with a complex perfume of lemon, brioche and struck match. Taut but textured in the mouth, its citrus pith and fine oak notes last very well on the finish. Well worth More >

£32
Bottle

£384
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
US7791
Product Type
White Wine
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Chardonnay
Reviews (7) >

The Society's Exhibition Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 12 Years Old

This is a top-quality single malt. It has a big, fruity palate and long, mellow finish. More >

£32
Bottle

£192
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
WY481
Alcohol Level
40.0%

Magnum of Chianti Classico, Brolio 2016

The best vintage we can remember of this yardstick Chianti, and a triumph for Francesco Ricasoli, who has done so much in vineyard and cellar to realise the potential of this great Italian estate since he took back More >

£32
Magnum

£192
Case of 6
Out of stock
Sold out
No Longer Available
Product Code
IT25924
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Sangiovese

Magnum of Pouilly-Fumé, Domaine de Riaux 2016

Ripe but with lovely mineral freshness, this is a very fine Pouilly-Fumé from the commune of Saint-Andelain. More >

£32
Magnum

£192
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
LO13804
Product Type
White Wine
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Sauvignon Blanc
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The Wine Society does not accept advertising from third parties and therefore, as a rule, does not serve third-party cookies. Exceptions to this include performance/analytical cookies (see below), used anonymously to improve the way our website works, the provision of personalised recommendations, and occasions when we may team up with suppliers to offer special discounts on goods or services.

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4.4.4. What type of cookies does The Wine Society use?

We use the following three types of cookies:

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.

 

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