Privacy Notice

UK Fungus Day is the education and outreach arm of the British Mycological Society (BMS). The BMS is a registered charity (No. 276503) promoting mycology in all its aspects by supporting scientific research, conservation issues, publications, meetings, workshops, education and related activities.  We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our members and those engaging with and participating in our activities.

Th BMS Privacy Notice tells you how we handle personal data and information. It applies to information we collect about visitors to our website and data collected or processed during the course of our business processes. 

Read the BMS Privacy Notice here.

Visitors to our websites 

When you visit our websites -, and - we use Google Analytics to collect standard internet log information in an anonymous format.   

Google Analytics uses cookies, and collects data related to the device, browser, IP address and visitor activities to measure and report statistics about visitor interactions on the website. We use this information to measure the number of visitors to the various parts of these sites, helping us understand what our visitors are most interested in and helping us to improve the sites.  

This privacy notice does not cover other, non-BMS websites that we may link to.


By using this website, you consent to our use of cookies.

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.

We use both session cookies and persistent cookies on this website.

A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date).

A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

We may send to you the following cookies:
a.    __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz, – We will use this persistent and session cookies to enable Google Analytics to measure how users interact with our website content.
b.    CONCRETE5 – We will use this session cookie to enable the Concrete5 content management system used to operate our website.

When you use our website, you may also be sent third party cookies.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers. 

Cookies and personal information

Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but personal information that we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

Blocking and deleting cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. For example:

-  in Internet Explorer (version 9) you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking "Tools", "Internet Options", "Privacy" and then "Advanced"
- in Firefox (version 16) you can block all cookies by clicking "Tools", "Options", "Privacy", selecting "Use custom settings for history" from the drop-down menu, and unticking "Accept cookies from sites"
- in Chrome (version 23), you can block all cookies by accessing the "Customise and control" menu, and clicking "Settings", "Show advanced settings" and "Content settings", and then selecting "Block sites from setting any data" under the "Cookies" heading.

Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you may not be able to use all the features on this website.

You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer. For example:

- in Internet Explorer (version 9), you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at
- in Firefox (version 16), you can delete cookies by clicking "Tools", "Options", "Privacy" and then "Show Cookies", and then clicking "Remove All Cookies"
- in Chrome (version 23), you can delete all cookies by accessing the "Customise and control" menu, and clicking "Settings", "Show advanced settings" and "Clear browsing data", and then selecting "Delete cookies and other site and plug-in data" before clicking "Clear browsing data".

Again, doing this may have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.


Person Responsible for Data Protection

Name: Norman Porrett
Job title: BMS Administrator
Tel: +44 (0)330 1330002

The British Mycological Society
Charles Darwin House, 12 Roger Street
London, WC1N 2JU

Registered Charity No 276503

Updating our privacy policies and privacy notice

We will regularly review our privacy policies and this privacy notice and update them when necessary, to ensure good business practice.  


This notice created 22 April 2021