CIRIA privacy and cookies policy

We treat privacy seriously and we understand that you would wish to know how we will use the information we collect from your use of the CIRIA websites.

CIRIA aims to improve the performance of all concerned with construction and the environment. To enable us to achieve this, we hold information about our customers and the products and services in which they have expressed an interest. This information is used to keep our customers up-to-date with new developments in the industry and from time to time to obtain feedback on CIRIA’s activities. All data is treated in confidence and is not disclosed to any third parties, other than where we are required to or permitted to by law, or where you have given us your consent in advance. If you do not wish to continue to receive information from us, or if you have any questions or concerns about the information we hold about you, please email us at

Please read this privacy policy carefully. If you are visiting the CIRIA website, including any affiliated website, or using any of our services, by continuing to do so, you indicate your agreement for us to use your personal information as set out in this privacy policy.


Cookies are small, often encrypted text files, located in your browser directories. They are used by web developers to help users navigate their websites efficiently and perform certain functions. Due to their core role of enhancing/enabling usability or site processes, disabling cookies may prevent users from using certain websites. There are different types of cookies, each used to do different things such as allowing you to navigate between pages on a website efficiently, remembering your preferences, or storing your username, account passwords or the contents of your shopping cart.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but you can disable this function by changing the settings in your browser. To find out more about cookies including what they are, how to control them or how to delete them, please visit

CIRIA uses a number of cookies across the website, including:
  • Cookies for Google Analytics, this stores non-specific information which allows us to understand how our users arrive at our website, what they do whilst they are on the website, what information they look at whilst on the website, etc. The data collected is anonymous and does not in any way impact on Cookies that are set when a customer logs in to the CIRIA website or accesses their member account, this allows you to log in more easily and improves user interaction with the CIRIA website.
  • Cookies used to store the contents of a user's shopping cart and purchase history, enhancing the shopping experience. These cookies are essential for site functionality as well as making the website as user-friendly as possible.    
  • Cookies used to remember your preferences for tools found on our web sites, so you don't have to re-enter them each time you switch a page or each time you visit. They will remember your user login, the language you prefer and other things such as what video streaming speeds you use.
  • On some of our pages, third parties may also set their own anonymous cookies, for the purposes of tracking the use of their application, or tailoring the application for you. Because of how cookies work, we cannot access these cookies, nor can the third parties access the data in cookies used by us. As an example, when you share an article using a social media sharing button on our sites, the social network that has created the button will record that you have done this.

Third Party cookies

The CIRIA website contains links to third party websites, this means that when you click on the links to those websites you maybe agreeing to the use of cookies from their websites.This privacy policy only applies to the CIRIA website so when you visit external websites please read their privacy policies carefully. We accept no responsibility for external websites.

Changes to the privacy policy

We may change the content or services that are found on our website at any time without notice, and consequently our privacy policy may change at any time in the future. Your continued access to or use of the website will mean that you agree to the changes. Please check this webpage for any changes to this policy.

This policy last updated on 05 April 2016.

This privacy policy is to be read in conjunction with our Terms and Conditions.