Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files stored on your computer. They relate to a specific site, and can be used to enhance that site’s functionality and your interaction with it; they may also be used for usage tracking, research, targeting, etc.

Cookies may be ‘session’ or ‘persistent’ cookies. Session cookies remain in place until you close your browser. Persistent cookies remain in place until some specified date or indefinitely.

How do we use cookies?

ISER web sites use cookies to assist you in navigation and to logged-in users to access restricted pages.

In addition, the ISER web site also use Google Analytics, which creates cookies to collect and analyse anonymous data. This helps us understand how our web sites are being used and how to make them better.

Some web pages may also offer the ability to support us by ‘liking’ us on Facebook or ‘tweeting’ about us using Twitter. If you do support us in this way, a Twitter or Facebook cookie will also be saved on your computer.

The ISER web site does not use cookies for advertising or other commercial purposes.

The ISER web site uses cookies following guidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office.

What cookies do we use?

The following cookies are created locally on the ISER web site (

ga-disable-UA-27334759-1To confirm that you have seen the cookie information and have opted in or out of tracking by Google Analytics

In addition, the following cookies are created by linked sites for the purposes of account identification and to collect usage information:

CookiesCreated by
pid, guest_id, twitter_sess, _utmx, _utmv, _utmt, _utmc, _utmb, __utmaTwitter
datr, reg_fb_gate, reg_rb_ref, c_user, csm, id, locale, aut, sxs, act, fr, lu, p, presence, s, xsFacebook
_ga, _gid, _gatGoogle Analytics

Facebook and Twitter cookies will only be placed on your computer if you use those services. The Google Analytics cookie will only be placed on your computer if you choose to accept all Cookies when prompted in our Privacy pop-up.

How can I control the use of cookies?

You can control the use of cookies on your computer by adjusting your web browser preferences, choosing to allow them, block them, only allow them from selected sites or only allow certain types of cookies, though this may affect your ability to navigate and/or access some ISER web pages. You may also turn off data collection by Google Analytics by either clicking this link or by installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

You can change your cookie acceptance preferences at any point whilst using the site by clicking on the “change my cookie options” link on the page footer.

Where can I find more information about cookies?

For more information about cookies, please see Wikipedia’s HTTP cookie entry.

Date: 2022-11-30