Cookie policy

We use cookies on our website to improve its performance and enhance your user experience. This page explains how we do that.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files which a website can put on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a site or page. The cookie will help the website to recognise your device the next time you visit.

There are many functions cookies serve. For example, they can help a site remember your username and preferences or analyse how well the website is performing.

The Institute's website uses the following types of cookie files:

First party cookies:

Name of cookie filePurpose of the cookie
ASP.NET_SessionIdThis file is used by our web server to identify a specific user session ("session" - the time you land on our website to the time you leave). This cookie does not contain any personal information and it expires at the end of the session.
orderThis cookie is used for the shop functionality on this website to store the content of your shopping basket and it is essential to the shopping process. This cookie persists on a user’s computer for one week, enabling a user who has assembled a basket but not checked out to return to their basket during that period.

Third party cookies:

Name of cookie filePurpose of the cookie
Cookies with names prefixed by _utmThis cookie stores information used by Google Analytics to track a user's activity on the site. e.g. pages visited, duration of time on each page, most popular content etc

Can a website user block cookies?

Cookies help you to get the most out of our website however, if you do wish to disable cookies you can do so in your web browser settings. Please remember that if you do choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain sections of our website do not work properly.