2 WHAT ARE COOKIES AND WHAT DO THEY DO?
2.1 A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website, a computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies.
2.2 Information gathered through cookies may include the date and time of the visits made to a website, the pages viewed and the time spent at a website.
2.3 For further details on cookies, please visit All About Cookies where you can find comprehensive information on cookies and similar technologies.
5.2 We use “session” cookies and web log files to track this site usage. A cookie is a small data file which resides on your computer and allows IRF to recognise you as a user when you return to our site using the same computer and web browser. Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. (For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking ‘Tools’, ‘Internet Options’, ‘Privacy’, and selecting ‘Block all cookies’ using the sliding selector.) This will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one, requiring you to manually enter sign-in details before posting content.
5.3 We use log files cookies to customise your experience on our web site.
5.5 Most of our cookies expire within 30 days, although some may persist for 2 years.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which they are used in the table below:
|These cookies allow us to:· distinguish individual users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier; and· to throttle request rates – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.
For more information about Google Analytics please see: https://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html
Last Updated May 2018