IRP cookie policy

This page describes the IRP cookie policy. It provides some general information about cookies then specifies the cookies that are used on our site. Finally there are some instructions for configuring your browser to refuse cookies. Use of this website constitutes acceptance of this Cookie Policy.

General information about cookies

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device by web servers when you visit web sites. Not all web sites use cookies.

Cookie files typically contain only a randomly-generated unique ID number, the URL of the website and expiry information.

Cookies are used to track your movements across the website, both to help you have a consistent, favourable experience and to help the website’s owner understand how visitors use their site.

Cookies by themselves can be used only to identify your device; they cannot by themselves identify you personally.

There are different types of cookies:

  • ‘Persistent cookies’ stay on your computer until you delete them or until they expire.
  • ‘Session cookies’ are temporary cookies which are erased when you close your browser.
  • ‘First-party’ cookies are set and used by the website itself.
  • ‘Third-party’ cookies are used by other companies such as analytics and advertising companies.

First-party cookies used by IRP Commerce

The IRP Commerce site uses the following cookies:

Name Description
ASP.NET_SessionId If you are a registered member of IRP World and you have logged in, this session cookie is used to remember your details and keep you logged in across the pages on the website.
irpcommercesettings This is a persistent cookie that stores your language and country settings. This uses your GUID (Globally Unique Identifier) to ensure consistency across the website.
UserSettings Although you may see this cookie, it is not currently used.

Google Analytics cookies

IRP Commerce uses the Google Analytics tracking script ( to analyse how visitors use our website. This allows us to understand several factors including how many people visit our site, where they come from and how long they stay on each page. This allows us to improve our site and provide you with an optimal browsing experience.

To provide this service, Google places several cookies on your computer. These have the following names:

Name Description
_utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz, _utmv, _utmt In general terms these cookies are used by Google to distinguish unique versus returning visitors to identify new sessions and to identify where visitors come from. The _utmt cookie is used by Google to limit the amount of data that is collected on websites with a lot of traffic.

Google stores these cookies on their own servers and they are subject to Google’s privacy policy. For more information, visit

Third-party cookies

The IRP Commerce site may use other websites or social media channels such as YouTube, Twitter and LinkedIn to display some content. Such sites may also use cookies and these are subject to the privacy policies of the third-party company concerned.

Configuring your browser to refuse cookies

You can configure your web browser to refuse cookies. The procedure for doing this depends on the type of browser you are using. Most often you will find the options in the ‘Tools’ menu of your browser.

For example in Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 you can go to Tools > Internet Options > Privacy and then move the slider to the ‘Block All Cookies’ option.

The precise procedures for other browsers such as Google’s Chrome browser, Apple’s Safari browser, Mozilla’s Firefox browser and Opera Software’s Opera browser will vary. You should consult the relevant online help documentation for instructions.

Note that the performance and display of some websites is likely to degrade if you configure your browser to refuse cookies. Note also that you will likely have to set your preferences on each device that you use to access our website.

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