Cookie policy

Who we are

We are The International Wine & Spirit Competition Limited (company number: 00720550) (“IWSC”, “we”, “our” and “us”). We operate the website (“website”).

What are cookies?

IWSC tries to give the visitors to our website the best experience possible. One of the ways we achieve this is by using cookies. Our website cookies distinguish you from other users of our website and also allow us to improve our site.

Cookies are small files of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your device if you agree when you visit our website. These may be cookies, web pixels, beacons or other web files and will all be referred to as “cookies” in this policy.

Cookies are used on websites to help visitors navigate around them effectively. They are also used to perform certain functions within a website, such as displaying certain content to you and remembering login details.

Cookies also provide information to us so we can analyse visitor behaviour patterns, for example, how many visitors view a particular page so we can improve our website. They can also be used to deliver relevant advertisements to you (both on the website and on third party sites).

Our use of cookies

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 or performance cookies. These allow us to recognise 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 provide certain functions of our website to you. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name, remember your preferences (for example your choice of language or region) and (in some cases) display content to you.
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests.

You can find out more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below.

Strictly necessary cookies

Functionality cookies

Analytical or performance cookies

Targeting cookies

We may change the cookies we use from time to time and so we recommend that you review this cookies policy and your cookies settings regularly.

In addition, many of the above cookies are controlled by third parties who may change how the cookie works and its expiry date without our knowledge. Although we use all reasonable efforts to ensure our cookies policy is up to date, we recommend you also review the relevant third party’s cookie policy to obtain further details of the cookies set by them.

How to manage cookies

Your internet browser also allows you to manage cookies. You will be able to remove and disable any cookies at any time through the settings in your internet browser. The method for doing this will be different depending on your chosen browser. Please see the relevant links below for further information:



Internet Explorer:



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[In addition to managing cookies through your internet browser, you will be able to manage cookies through the cookie pop-up presented to you when you first navigate to the website.]

Please note that disabling any necessary cookies may cause our website to function incorrectly.

Please note – this information applies only to this website and not to other websites to which this site links.

Third Party Cookies

Where we have incorporated third party platforms or features into our website (such as Twitter, YouTube, Facebook) such third party providers may set a cookie on your device when you access our website or follow such link. You should view their privacy policies and cookies policies for further information.

Personal Data

You should be aware that, although not all cookies collect personal data some cookies (particularly advertising cookies) may follow your browsing history to create a profile of you and your behaviours and preferences to seek to present appropriate advertisements to you. Please see our privacy policy for further information:

How to contact us

If you would like any further information about how we use cookies, please contact us using one of the following options:

  • Email:
  • Post: Building 17 Dunsfold Park, Stovolds Hill, Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6 8TB
  • Telephone: +44 (0)1483 548963

Last updated: 12 December 2019