This information on cookies is provided to support the ISM website’s Privacy and Data Protection policy.
By using our websites (through any device) you agree that this Cookies Policy applies to that use in addition to any other terms and conditions which may apply.
What is a cookie?
Cookies are files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to the device you use when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies do lots of different and useful jobs, such as remembering your preferences, and generally improving your online experience.
There are different types of cookies. They all work in the same way, but have minor differences:
Session cookies last only for the duration of your visit and are deleted when you close your browser. These facilitate various tasks such as allowing a website to identify that a user of a particular device is navigating from page to page, supporting website security or basic functionality.
ISM does not use session cookies on our website
Persistent cookies last after you have closed your browser, and allow a website to remember your actions and preferences. Sometimes persistent cookies are used by websites to provide targeted advertising based upon the browsing history of the device.
ISM does not use persistent cookies on our website
First and third party cookies
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a web site, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor although they may collect the IP address of the device used to access the site. All information these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how a website works and therefore the user experience. By using our websites you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device, however you can block these cookies using your browser settings.
Our hosting provider collects information on your IP address and the country/city location of that IP address, which browser you are using, and which pages on our website you visit. All of this information is anonymous and does not identify you personally in any way. Google Analytics also collects similar data on the use of the website – none of this data is personally identifiable.
These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your username). They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as watching a video. The information these cookies collect is anonymised (i.e. it does not contain your name, address etc.) and they do not track your browsing activity across other websites.
ISM does not use functionality cookies on our website
These cookies collect several pieces of information about your browsing habits. They are usually placed by advertising networks. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as media publishers. These organisations do this in order to provide you with targeted adverts more relevant to you and your interests.
ISM does not use targeting cookies on our website
What if I don’t want to accept cookies?
If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by any website – including ISM websites, you should do this through the web browser settings for each web browser you use, on each device you use to access the Internet.
You can also allow cookies from specific websites by making them “trusted websites” in your web browser. For more information on how to do this you may wish to visit www.allaboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wider variety of browsers.