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What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

How do we use cookies?

The pages of the ISA website use a number of cookies. The purpose and nature of each cookie is explained below:

Cookie nameUsed byDurationDetails
PREFYouTube
(Google)
2 yearsThis cookie is used by Google to store user preferences and information when viewing pages with Google maps on them.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE8 monthsThese cookies collect anonymous statistics for videos embedded with YouTube and to assess the performances of the video embedded in our website.
YSCSession-based cookie
__utmaGoogle Analytics2 years from set/updateThis cookie is used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and there are no existing __utma cookies. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmb30 mins from set/updateThis cookie is used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and there are no existing __utmb cookies. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmcEnd of browser sessionHistorically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.
__utmz6 months from set/updateThis cookie stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and it is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

 

How to control cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

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