Cookies are small text files sent from a website to the hard drive of a user's computer to store bits of information related to that user. Cookies commonly store information such as IP addresses, navigational data, server information, and user preferences. Generally speaking, cookies do not contain personal information from which you can be identified, unless you have furnished such information to the website.

Where the Cookies come from

First Party CookiesThese cookies are provided by us and used by various features on our Website. Examples may include customising a visitor's visit, providing statistical information, and verifying a visitor's identity for security purposes.
Third Party Cookies               These cookies are provided by ‘Third Party’ vendors who provide products and features we have integrated into our Website.  Examples include social media sites, ad networks, and security systems.                              

How long Cookies last

 Session Cookies         These cookies are added when a visitor starts to browse our Website or interacts with a specific feature and are deleted when the browser is closed.
Persistent Cookies These cookies are added when a visitor starts to browse our Website or interacts with a specific feature, but may remain stored on your Device until a certain termination date is reached (in terms of minutes, days or years from the creation/update of the cookie).  

Google Analytics

It also uses Google Analytics cookies to track user behaviour on the website for statistical purposes. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form about the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from, how long they spend on the site, the pages they visited, what browser the site has been accessed via and the ip address of visitors’ web servers. In addition to these, the website uses Google Custom Search to provide the site's search functionality. Google may set cookies when you use the search function. You can find Google's privacy policy here.

Enabling/Disabling Cookies

Most browsers automatically accept cookies. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies or request that you be warned when a website is trying to install a cookie. This can be done by modifying the settings in your browser. Visitors can use this website with no loss of functionality if cookies are disabled from the web browser.

For information about how to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites see here.

The IBTS will make no attempt to identify individual visitors, or to associate the technical details listed above with any individual. It is the policy of the IBTS never to disclose such technical information in respect of individual website visitors to any third party, unless obliged to disclose such information by a rule of law. The technical information will be used only by the IBTS and only for statistical and other administrative purposes.

Cookies Used on the IBTS Website

   Cookie Type   
      Who provides the cookie?        
InternalASP.NET_SessionIdThis cookie is created when a user connects to an ASP.NET application and will expire when the user closes their browser.  This cookie is essential for use of forms on our site to store the session id of the user's current
Third PartyIDEUsed by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user's actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser's ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.1
Third Party_gaGoogle Analytics. Tells us how you use our websites. Used to ensure the website operates sufficiently for users.2 yearsGoogle
Third Party_gatGoogle Analytics. Helps stop Google Analytics web servers crashing when collecting information on how you use our websites. Used to ensure the website operates sufficiently for users.1 minuteGoogle
Third Party_gidGoogle Analytics. Sets a unique (anonymous) ID for your session to help tell us how you use our websites. Used to ensure the website operates sufficiently for users.24 hoursGoogle
Third Party_utmaUsed to distinguish users and sessions.2 yearsGoogle
Third Party_utmtUsed to throttle request rate.10 minutesGoogle
Third Party_utmcIn connection with _utmb it is used to establish whether there has been a recent or new visit.SessionGoogle
Third Party_utmzStores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site.6 monthsGoogle
Third Party_utmbUsed to determine new sessions/visits.30 minutesGoogle
Third PartyVISITOR_INFO1_LIVEThis cookie is set by Youtube to keep track of user preferences for Youtube videos embedded in sites; it can also determine whether the website visitor is using the new or old version of the Youtube interface.180 daysGoogle
Third PartyYSCRegisters a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.SessionYouTube
Third PartyGPSYouTube cookies which registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.1 dayYouTube
Third Party_fbpUsed by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products3 monthsFacebook
Third Partytest_cookieThis cookie is set by DoubleClick (which is owned by Google) to determine if the website visitor's browser supports cookies1 yearGoogle