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CILEx Cookies Policy

1.    Introduction

This policy is to help members of the public and our members to understand how we use Cookies on our website.

2.    About cookies

Cookies are small files which are stored on the user's hard drive for the purpose of identifying the user agent (web browser) and ensuring web pages are correctly served to older versions of web browsers.

Some cookies are essential in order for a website to run, while other cookies allow CILEx to provide you with a better service.

For administration of its website CILEx may use session cookies; a session cookie is a temporary file stored in a web browser that is deleted when either it expires or the browser is closed. No personal information is stored permanently within a cookie from this web site.

3.    The CILEx cookie policy

The main purpose of our use of cookies is to provide you with the most optimised user experience possible.

3.1  Navigation and function

We use cookies for navigational and functional purposes.

For CILEx members this relates to items such as keeping a record of log-in details so that you do not have to type in your username and password every time you visit the MyILEX section.

When you access the CILEx websites or log-in to the secure MyILEX area we use encrypted session cookies in order to validate your access to different parts of the websites. If cookies are disabled this disrupts the general functionality of the CILEx websites.

3.2 Analytics

The CILEx websites uses Google Analytics, an analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies to help us to understand how users use our sites. This ensures that we can optimise and improve your experience of our websites.  Read more about how Google uses cookies.

4.    The cookies we use

The following list gives the details of the cookies that we use across our websites.

4.1 CILEx cookies

Name

Expiration

Purpose

Description

ASP.NET_SessionId

.IMMAUTH

End of session

Keeps users logged in

Session cookie that stores encrypted state information for online applications, ensures users remained logged in to MyILEX

JSESSIONID

Machine

End of session

Storing log-in information

Session cookie that stores log-in information

4.2 Third party cookies

Cookies used by Google Analytics:

Name

Expiration

Purpose

Description

__utma

2 years from set / update

Identifying unique visitors

Helps to calculate unique visitor numbers

__utmb

30 minutes from set / update

Determining visitor session

Helps to calculate visitor session length

__utmc

Not set

Determining visitor session

Helps to calculate visitor session length and whether a session has expired

__utmz

6 months from set / update

Tracking traffic sources and navigation

Works out referrals from other domains

5.    Disabling / enabling cookies

You have the ability to accept or decline the use of cookies by changing your browser settings. You can also manually remove cookies from your system. However, we would like you to have the best experience of our website and it is likely that disabling cookies will limit the functionality of the CILEX website.

If you are concerned about the use of cookies in relation to “spyware” you can use anti-spyware software to delete cookies that may be considered invasive, rather than disabling cookies altogether.

6.    Consent

By accepting cookies with your browser settings and using the CILEx website, you consent to the processing of data about you by CILEx, its subsidiaries and Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

7.    Further information

A comprehensive set of guidelines can be accessed from the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Published on 27 June 2012.