What are cookies?
We use the term ‘cookies’ to refer to all technologies which store and access information on the device that you use to access the website, such as your computer, tablet or mobile phone.
There are different types of cookies, for example:
- Cookies served directly by iamtheCODE (‘first party cookies’) and cookies served on our behalf, for example by advertisers and data analytics companies (‘third party cookies’)
- Cookies which endure for different periods of time, including those that only last only as long as your browser is open (referred to as ‘session cookies’) These are deleted automatically once you close your browser. Other cookies are ‘cached cookies’, meaning that they survive after your browser is closed. For example, they recognise your device when you open your browser and browse the internet again. Cached cookies can be cleared using your browser controls.
Which cookies do we use and why do we use them?
The following table sets out the different categories of cookies that we use on our website:
|Name||Type of cookie||Expires||Provider||Description|
|_ga||Analytical||2 years||Google analytics||It is used to distinguish users.|
|_gat||Analytical||1 minute||Google analytics||Used to throttle request rate.|
|_gid||Analytical||24 hours||Google analytics||Used to distinguish users.|
|Technical||1 week||Google analytics||Used to collect visitor statistics for Google Analytics. Data collected is not personal, but only for used browsers.|
How can you exercise your cookies choices?
You have the right to choose whether or not to accept cookies. However, they are an important part of how our website works, so you should be aware that if you choose to refuse or remove cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality of the website.
Website (Browser) Opt-Out
Most browsers accept cookies by default. You may be able to change the settings to have your browser refuse certain cookies or notify you before accepting cookies. To do so, please follow the instructions provided by your browser which are usually located within the “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit” facility. Some third parties also provide the ability to refuse their cookies directly by clicking on an opt-out link, and we have tried to indicate where this is possible in the table above.
For further information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your device and how to manage and delete them, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.