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Cookies

What cookies are

Cookies are tiny data files that some websites place on your computer or other device when you visit. They're used by many website owners, including ICS. Cookies are linked to the machine you use to visit our site and not to you as an individual. Unless you login or provide personal data through your use of this website, no personal information is collected.

 

Cookies are commonly used by websites to remember some aspect of your current or previous visit. This could include things like the choices you've made or preferences you've chosen during your visit. Websites commonly do this in order to improve or tailor your current and future visits to that site or other related sites.

 

One example may be when you visit a site that you have been to before, that site may use a cookie to check what information you've looked at previously to get an idea of the topics that may be of interest to you.

 

The information stored in a cookie can only be read by the website that placed the cookie or other sites that it has agreed to share information with.

New regulations on cookies

New EU regulations affecting the use of cookies recently came into force and the Information Commissioner's Office has issued guidance on the use of cookies on UK sites. At ICS, we are committed to protecting your privacy and security and we are currently working towards ensuring that we meet the new regulations in full.

Our policy on cookies

We have cookies on our site that are essential to the way the site works, we also have enhancement cookies that improve the site experience and help our business understand how people use our site.

 

We do not use cookies to store any personal data.

 

We are currently inviting a proportion of you to decide whether you want to use the site with cookies or without in the panel at the top of the page.  We will gradually increase this proportion until everyone who visits us has the option to choose.

 

Clicking on the page or closing the panel will confirm your confirmation to enable cookies.

How to turn off cookies

You can also turn off cookies in your browser settings. If you do turn them off, it is important to remember that you may not be able to use all of the services on our websites.

 

If you would like to know more, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

We have also detailed below a list of cookies that our site currently uses:

First-Party Cookies (set by ICS)

icslearn.co.uk

__utma Google Analytics unique visitor tracking 2 years
__utmb Google Analytics session 30 minutes
__utmc Google Analytics session Not persistent

__utmz

Google Analytics referral cookie - tracks site navigation 6 months
_fvs Google Analytics first visit source 3 months
_fvm Google Analytics 3 months

www.icslearn.co.uk

mobile Mobile/desktop selector 4 weeks
whoson Visitor tracking - WhosOn web chat 9 years

payment.icslearn.co.uk

_fvs Google Analytics first visit source 3 months
_fvm Google Analytics 3 months
ASP.Net_SessionId Session Id for ASP.Net Not persistent
_msuuid Tracker.marinsm.com 1 year

webchat.icslearn.co.uk

ASP.Net_SessionId Session Id for ASP.Net Not persistent

Third-Party (set by external resources)

youtube.com (hosted videos on Search Results page)

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE YouTube visitor tracking 7 months
PREF YouTube video preferences 10 years

doubleclick.net (set by Payment Success page)

_drt_ Global tracking cookie 1 year

addthis.com (set by the social media sharing buttons)
http://www.addthis.com/privacy

uit . 24 hours
psc . 2 years
uvc . 2 years
Uid Unique user tracking 2 years

21st June 2014