COOKIE POLICY – IPTAS

COOKIE POLICY

Most websites use cookies in order to improve the visitor experience by enabling that website to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’).

Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (‘first party cookies’) or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing (‘third party cookies’).

This website uses cookies, by continuing to use this website we assume you agree to their use.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer, or mobile, device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve, or read, the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will usually contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers.
First party cookies

First party cookies are set by the website you are visiting.

Third party cookies

Third party cookies are set by a different organisation to the owner of the website you are visiting. For example, the website might use a third party analytics company who will set a cookie to perform this service. The website you are visiting may also contain content embedded from services such as YouTube or Flickr, and these services may set their own cookies.

A website may use a third party advertising network to deliver targeted advertising on their website, these may also have the capability to track your browsing across different sites. This website does not use this type of cookie.

Session cookies

Session cookies are stored temporarily during a browsing session and are deleted from the user’s device when the browser is closed.

Persistent cookies

This type of cookie is saved on your computer for a fixed period and is not deleted when the browser is closed. We use persistent cookies when we need to manage return visits. For example, we use this type of cookie to know how many repeat visits the site receives compared with new visits.

How can I control cookies?

Web browser cookies

Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their computer or mobile device a bit intrusive, particularly if this information is stored and used by a third party without their knowledge. Although this is generally quite harmless, you may not, for example, want to see advertising targeted to your interests. It is possible to block some or all cookies, or even to delete cookies that have already been set; but you need to be aware that you might lose some of the functionality of the website by doing so.

If you don’t want to receive cookies, you can modify your browser settings so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set.

If you wish to restrict or block the web browser cookies set on your device, you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser explains how to change these settings.

Visitors to our website

When someone visits www.iptas.com we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to ascertain information such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

Use of cookies by IPTAS

The table below explains the cookies we use and why:

 

Cookie Name Purpose Additional Info
Google Analytics _utma
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These cookies are used to collect and analyse information about how visitors use our website. The service collects anonymous information such as the number of visitors to our website, where visitors have come from, and pages visited on our site. The information collected will also be used by Google. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google
Tracker tracker: Contains the last 5 pages viewed. Typically used for form or error message returns. Deleted at end of session
Last Visit last_visit: Records the time of the last page load. Used in conjunction with the last_visit cookie Deleted after 1 year
Cookies Allowed cookies_allowed: Indicates whether the user has given consent for cookies to be set Deleted after 1 year
Notify Me notify_me: Indicates that a user wants email notification of new comments to an entry. Deleted after 1 year
Notifications notifications: Flag to indicate if the user account has any notifications, if so set to yes, or otherwise the value will be no Deleted after 1 year
Last Activity last_activity: Records the time of the last page load. Used in conjunction with the last_visit cookie. Deleted after 1 year

By law, web browsers allow control of cookie usage through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.