General information about 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:
||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.
||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.
||Although you may see this cookie, it is not currently used.
Google Analytics cookies
IRP Commerce uses the Google Analytics tracking script (ga.gs) 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:
|_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.
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.