Cookie policy

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a file that is stored on your computer when you visit a website. When you revisit the website later or visit a different webpage a copy of the cookie file is sent to the website.

They can be used to store information and have many uses. With the most common being tracking, remembering your details or settings, and to keep you logged in to an account

When are cookies created?

Writing data to a cookie is usually done when a new webpage is loaded – for example after a ‘submit’ button is pressed the data handling page would be responsible for storing the values in a cookie. If the user has elected to disable cookies then the right operation will fail, and subsequent sites which rely on the cookie will either have to take a default action, or prompt the user to re-enter the information that would have been stored in the cookie.

Why are cookies used?

Cookies are a convenient way to carry information from one session on a website to another, or between sessions on related websites, without having to burden a server machine with massive amounts of data storage. Storing the data on the server without using cookies would also be problematic because it would be difficult to retrieve a particular user’s information without requiring a login on each visit to the website.

If there is a large amount of information to store, then a cookie can simply be used as a means to identify a given user so that further related information can be looked up on a server-side database. For example the first time a user visits a site they may choose a username which is stored in the cookie, and then provide data such as password, name, address, preferred font size, page layout, etc. – this information would all be stored on the database using the username as a key. Subsequently when the site is revisited the server will read the cookie to find the username, and then retrieve all the user’s information from the database without it having to be re-entered.

What cookies do we have and why?

This website uses cookies. We use cookies to personalize content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyze our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners who may combine it with other information that you’ve provided to them or that they’ve collected from your use of their services. You consent to our cookies if you continue to use our website.

Cookies are small text files that can be used by websites to make a user's experience more efficient.

We store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site. For all other types of cookies we need your permission. Most browsers allow you to block and delete cookies. However, if you do that, the Site may not work properly or you may not be able to receive personalized content.

This site uses different types of cookies. Some cookies are placed by third party services that appear on our pages.

By ticking the boxes below, you confirm your consent to these cookies.  You can at any time change or withdraw your consent using the form below.

Necessary

Necessary cookies make sure the site is able to run and includes your site preferences.

Name cookie Placed by Purpose Expiry
CookieConsent ixico.bbpdev.com Stores your cookie preferences 2 months
PHPSESSID ixico.bbpdev.com Session Session
CookieConsent ixico.bbpdev Stores your cookie preferences 2 months
PHPSESSID ixico.bbpdev Session Session
CookieConsent www.ixico.bbpdev.com:33250 Stores your cookie preferences 2 months
PHPSESSID www.ixico.bbpdev.com:33250 Session Session
CookieConsent ixico.com Stores your cookie preferences 2 months
PHPSESSID ixico.com Session Session

Analytics

With analytical cookies we’re able to track site usage that in return lets us improve the information on the website.

Name cookie Placed by Purpose Expiry
_ga ixico.bbpdev.com Used to distinguish users 2 years
_gat ixico.bbpdev.com Used to throttle request rate 24 hours
_ga ixico.bbpdev Used to distinguish users 2 years
_gat ixico.bbpdev Used to throttle request rate 24 hours
_ga www.ixico.bbpdev.com:33250 Used to distinguish users 2 years
_gat www.ixico.bbpdev.com:33250 Used to throttle request rate 24 hours
_ga ixico.com Used to distinguish users 2 years
_gat ixico.com Used to throttle request rate 24 hours

Marketing

Marketing cookies are used to track the success of our advertising campaigns.

Name cookie Placed by Purpose Expiry
GPS .youtube.com Video integration Session
PREF .youtube.com Video integration 2 years
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE .youtube.com Video integration 6 months
YSC .youtube.com Video integration Session
HSID .google.com reCAPTCHA 2 years
SAPISID .google.com reCAPTCHA 2 years
NID .google.com reCAPTCHA 6 months
SID .google.com reCAPTCHA 2 years
SIDCC .google.com reCAPTCHA 3 months
SSID .google.com reCAPTCHA 2 years
IDE .doubleclick.net Serving targeted advertisements that are relevant to you across the web 1.5 years