Cookies and Privacy

Here’s some information about how we handle cookies and keep any data you share with us private, our approach helps us to remember you and show you more things we think you’ll like. Have a look below to find out more about cookies and privacy:

A cookie is a small text file that’s stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. We use them to remember your preferences and tailor our website to your interests. There are different types of cookies:

First party cookies

These are set by the website you’re visiting. And only that website can read them. In addition, a website might use a separate company to analyse how people are using their site and this separate company will set their own cookie to do this.

Third party cookies

These are set by someone other than the owner of the website you’re visiting.

Some web pages may also contain content from other sites like YouTube or Flickr, which may set their own cookies. Also, if you Share a link to an ILS page, the service you share it on (e.g. Facebook) may set a cookie on your browser.

Advertising cookies

Some websites use advertising networks to show you specially targeted adverts when you visit. These networks may also be able to track your browsing across different sites. We don’t set advertising cookies.

Session cookies

These are stored while you’re browsing. They get deleted from your device when you close your browser e.g. Internet Explorer, Safari or Google Chrome

Persistent cookies

These are saved on your computer. So they don’t get deleted when you close your browser.

We use persistent cookies when we need to know who you are for more than one browsing session. For example, we use them to remember your preferences for the next time you visit.

The ILS is committed to safeguarding your personal information. Whenever you provide such information, we are legally obliged to use your information in line with all applicable laws concerning the protection of personal information, including the Data Protection Act 1998.

The ILS website contains hyperlinks to websites owned and operated by third parties. These third party websites have their own privacy policies, and are also likely to use cookies, and we therefore urge you to review them. They will govern the use of personal information you submit when visiting these websites, which may also be collected by cookies. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of such third party websites and your use of such websites is at your own risk.

When you participate in, access or sign up to any of the ILS’s services, activities or online content, such as newsletters, competitions, book tickets for an ILS event or create an account using the ILS’s online registration system we may receive personal information about you. This can consist of information such as your name, email address, postal address, telephone or mobile number or date of birth, as well as information collected about your use of ILS services (such as which ILS events you have visited).

The ILS uses cookies and similar technologies and collects IP addresses (an IP address is a number that can uniquely identify a specific computer or other network device on the internet) and other information about devices from visitors to our website, this data is processed in accordance with the UK’s Data Protection Act.

Here’s how to prevent new cookies from being installed and how to delete existing cookies. The exact procedure depends on which browser you are using.

Internet Explorer

To prevent new cookies from being installed and delete existing cookies:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies

Firefox

To prevent new cookies from being installed:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences

To delete existing cookies:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-cookies-remove-info-websites-stored

Google Chrome

To prevent new cookies from being installed and delete existing cookies:

https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en

Safari

To prevent new cookies from being installed and delete existing cookies:

http://help.apple.com/safari/mac/8.0/#/sfri11471