Cookies are small data files that are sent to your browser from a website you visit. They are stored on the device you are using to access the internet (like your computer’s hard drive, your mobile phone or your tablet).
Cookies also recognise computers that have been to our site before, or have been directed to us from elsewhere. Cookies are not computer programmes and cannot be used to spread viruses or enter a computer’s hard drive.
Your browser may be pre-set to accept cookies, but you can choose whether or not to accept or decline cookies. Just visit the “manage cookies” section of www.allaboutcookies.org to find out how to stop cookies being stored on your device.
The different types of cookies we use are:
We use site cookies to keep you logged in, remember your preferences (such as the picture you pick on your profile), and manage our infrastructure.
In the future, to help you share on social media, we may add share buttons onto pages around the site. These make it easy for users to share content with their friends through social networks. They allow you to bookmark our websites, blog, share, tweet and email content to a friend. When you click on one of these buttons, a cookie may be set by the service you have chosen to share content through. iDEA will not control these cookies.
To add to our content, we sometimes embed photos, video content and widgets from websites such as YouTube and Twitter. As a result, when you visit a page containing this sort of content, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. iDEA does not control these cookies and you should check the relevant third party websites for more information.
Google Analytics helps us understand how people navigate to our website, how they move around iDEA, how long they spend visiting various pages of our platform and how often they come back to our website. Google Analytics also helps us understand the different demographics of people who visit iDEA (such as their age, gender and interests).
Google Analytics also helps us track how well our digital marketing campaigns are doing.
Some examples of Google cookies are:
__utma This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to our site.
__utmb, __utmc These cookies work together to calculate the average length of time users spend on our site.
__utmz This cookie records information about how the page was reached (for example via a search engine result or a direct link).
To stop Google Analytics tracking you on everybody’s websites including ours, please visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/ for more information.
We may also use Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting. You can opt out of this by going to Google Analytics' currently available opt-outs.