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.
Cookies enable the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language) 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.
This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or 'break' certain elements of the sites functionality.
For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.
The ICSwebsite runs on the Wandsoft content management system.
- The Wandsoft platform runs on Adobe ColdFusion Server
- Function: ColdFusion session cookie
- Name(s): CFID,CFTOKEN,CFGLOBALS,CFCLIENT_
- By tracking the session our webserver only needs to send incremental information to your computer, instead of everything each time a new page is opened. Our server makes use of several cookies working together to ensure they are unique and making them more secure.
- No opt-out is offered.
- Wandsoft cookies
- Function: e-Commerce and Customer Relationship Management
- COOKPRIVACY: Kept forever - Anonymous - Used to track acknowledgement of cookie banner.
- wsuser_id: Kept forever - Prevention of contact duplication. No tracking is performed.
- WS_DEL, WS_DD, WS_DT, WS_SHOP, WS_C, WEZIK, : Anonymous - 3 hours from start of shopping. The Wandsoft shopping cart set these and they are deleted after the purchase is complete
- WSMPHONE: Anonymous - Desktop/Mobile preference when viewing the site on a mobile device
- No opt-out is offered.
- Google Analytics
- Function: User analytics. Google analytics are used to collect anonymised data on how visitors use webpages.
- Name(s): _utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmt, _utmz
__utmc: End of browser session. Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.
__utmv: 2 years from set/update. Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
How to control cookies
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish in your browser. 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 our site and some services and functionalities may not work.