GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT COOKIES
Websites use small files called cookies to help customize users’ experience. This page contains information on what cookies are, types of cookies, the cookies used by IACA's website, how to switch cookies off in your browser, and some useful links for further reading on the subject.
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are small files, typically consisting of letters and numbers, downloaded on to a device when the user accesses certain websites. Cookies allow the website to "remember" users’ actions or preferences over time.
- identify users
- remember users' custom preferences
- help users complete tasks without having to re enter information when browsing from one page to another or when visiting the site later.
HOW ARE COOKIES USED?
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF COOKIES?
A cookie can be classified by its lifespan and the domain to which it belongs. By lifespan, a cookie is either a
- session cookie, which allows a website to link the actions of a user during a browser session and is erased when the user closes the browser, or a
- permanent cookie, which allows the preferences or actions of the user across a site to be remembered and remains on the user's computer/device for a predefined period of time.
As for the domain to which it belongs, a cookie is either a
- first-party cookie, which is set by the web server of the visited page and shares the same domain, or a
If you need more information about cookies, there are several sources on the topic. One example is www.allaboutcookies.org.
COOKIES ON IACA'S WEBSITE
A visit to a page on the IACA website may generate the following types of cookie:
- Registration cookies
- Anonymous analytics cookies.
REGISTRATION COOKIES (User Authentication Cookies)
When you register with IACA, we generate cookies that let us know whether you are signed in or not. These are essential for user authentication and also allow us to generate visitor statistics. The user authentication uses first-party session cookies.
Our servers use these cookies to work out which account you are signed in with, and whether you are allowed access to a particular service. Additionally, while you are signed into the IACA website we combine information from your registration cookies with analytics cookies to identify which pages you have seen on the site.
Your cookies get deleted when you either close your browser or shut down your computer.
ANONYMOUS ANALYTICS COOKIES
We evaluate anonymous, aggregated data for statistical purposes only by using Piwik, a web analysis tool for collecting visitor statistics. Piwik uses first-party permanent cookies and stores unique identifiers to identify the visitor, website, or keyword used to find the IACA website and record the date when the unique visitor visited the site.
HOW DO I TURN COOKIES OFF?
It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting them from a particular website. All current browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. You can usually find these in the “options” or “preferences” menu of your browser. To understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, or you can use the “Help” option in your browser for more details.
Please note that preventing or deleting registration cookies would prevent users from logging in to our website and accessing password-protected features (e.g. applications to trainings).
Anonymous analytics cookies are often not considered as a “strictly necessary” tool for website operators and are therefore not strictly necessary to provide functionality explicitly requested by the user. Disabling anonymous analytics cookies would have no effect on users’ access to all functionalities provided by the website.
LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES
For information on IACA’s privacy terms, please click here.