Cookies are files sent by web servers to web browsers, and stored by the web browsers.
The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables a web server to identify and track web browsers.
There are two main kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.
Cookies on our website
IGM uses the following cookies on this website, for the following purposes:
- PHPSESSID: this session cookie is created as soon as a user logs onto the admin system. All cookies are deleted either when the user logs out of the service or closes down the browser.
- __atuvc; _uid: these analytical cookies are added by addthis.com to enable and monitor page sharing via sharing buttons, and expire after two years.
- __utma; __utmb; __utmc; __utmz: these analytical cookies are created by Google Analytics and used to collect information about how visitors use our WordPress blog service, and expire after two years.
We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. Find out more about YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode.
We have no control over cookies used by third parties such as Google Analytics or YouTube. If you are concerned about cookies used by third parties, please see below to see how to control cookie usage.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. Blocking cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of some websites.
You can change cookie settings in your favourite browser’s options & settings.