Cookies Policy

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that is sent by a website server to your browser and stored on your computer. Cookies allow website operators to accumulate useful information, such as whether the computer (or its user) has visited the site before. Cookies are needed for a number of functions which make websites work, or work more efficiently, and they can provide information to website owners about how you use their website. Cookies can also be used to show you adverts that are relevant to you, based on your browsing habits, to personalise your user experience.

 

How do we use cookies?

We use cookies to monitor how people use our website including estimating audience size and patterns of use in order to help us to provide you with a better service. Cookies make it easier for you to log on and use the website during future visits. They also allow us to personalise the content of the website for you by storing information about your preferences.

The cookies used on this site have been categorised based on definitions given in the ICC UK Cookie Guide. 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 or enable you to submit information via online forms such as registration and feedback forms.

 

Analytical/performance cookies. They 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.  We use Google Analytics performance cookies to provide anonymous statistics on how our site is used.  Some of our performance cookies are managed for us by third parties.  However, we don’t allow the third party to use the cookies for any purpose other than those listed above.

 

Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

 

Please note that third parties (including, for example providers of external services like web traffic analysis services such as Google Analytics) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

In order to store cookies on your device, website owners must now have your consent.  Therefore, you agree to our use of cookies when confirming your agreement on our home page.   You can withdraw your consent for us to use cookies at any time.  However please bear in mind that failing to consent to our use of cookies may prevent you from accessing our website or result in a loss of functionality which degrades your experience of the website.

In addition to you informing us you no longer wish for us to use cookies, you can disable them by changing the settings on your browser.

 

In particular, we use:

 

Our Cookies

We do not use first party cookies on this site.

 

Third Party Cookies

Google Analytics sets the following cookies as described in the table below. 

 

Cookie Name

Cookie Description

Expiration

__ga

 

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

2 years

__gat

Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate

 

 

 

                

Session

__gid

 

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

Session

 

collect

 

Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour.  Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.

Session

 

For more information on Google Analytics, please see: https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsCookies.

 

Further information about cookies

There’s a lot of good information about cookies available online. For more information visit BBC Webwise or All About Cookies.

You can find out more about how your web browser works by visiting the appropriate link below, or by looking under the ‘help’ menu option in your browser.

-     Internet Explorer

-     Firefox

-     Google Chrome

-     Apple Safari

-     Opera

 

Get in touch

Contact us if you have any questions about how we use cookies or analytics to develop the IFSP website.