What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive when you visit some websites.
A cookie has a name and a stores a value. For example, one of the cookies we use stores the page you were on when you clicked a link to visit our website – it helps us see where our visitors come from.
Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
Cookies cannot harm your computer, they are one of the simplest (and oldest) web technologies, used by millions of websites.
Cookies will be automatically removed from your computer when they reach their ‘expiration date’. When a cookie is set, it is given an expiration date – this is the date that your browser will automatically remove it from your computer.
When you revisit a website, the expiration date can be updated to maintain the cookie.
Cookies can also be set to be deleted when you end your ‘session’ by leaving the website. With some browsers, these cookies will be removed when you restart your browser (close and open it again) or the next time you restart your computer.
You can manually delete any existing cookies stored on your computer - please refer to the help documentation for your browser of choice for more information on deleting cookies, enabling cookies and disabling cookies.
This is probably the most important bit! Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
You can also remove any cookies from your browser that have been set by any of the websites you visit – please refer to the help documentation for your browser of choice.
Third party cookies
In addition to our own cookies, we work with carefully-selected third party services that may also set cookies when you visit our website, for example Google Analytics.
All third party cookies adhere to the same standard as our own – importantly, no personally indentifiable information is stored in cookies set by third parties.
Third parties that we work with
Google Analytics - We use Google Analytics to help us see how visitors use our website, for example; which pages they look at and how long they spend on our website. No personally indentifiable information is stored or tracked – it is all anonymous.
HubSpot – We use HubSpot in a very similar fashion as Google Analytics in order to understand how our website is used, and in addition the cookie recalls the specific information you may have input into areas of our website (such as forms for downloading our materials) in order to save you time. Therefore, when you return to our site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, removing the need for you to re-enter the data. We at ITPR do not share any of this information with anybody else.
Other tracking technology that we use
We do not currently use any other tracking technology on our website apart from cookies.