Cookie Policy

This website uses cookies, allowing us to 'remember' content from page to page (these expire when you leave the website or close your browser); persistent cookies, which define the 'Time To Live' and help us to determine your preferences (these will expire after the 'Time To Live' period), and cookies for analytical purposes; through the use of these cookies we may collect and analyze the IP address used to connect your computer to the Internet; computer and connection information such as your browser type and version; operating system and platform; purchase history; confirmation when you open e-mail that we send you; and the URLs which lead you to and around the Site including the date and time. You can generally set your browser to reject cookies or to notify you when you are sent a cookie. Software is also available from third parties which will allow you to visit the Site without providing this information. You are welcome to use the Site if you use such software but we will not be able to offer you our personalised services.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has considered Google Analytics cookies (used on this website) to be outside the opt-in policy for websites as they are ‘first party cookies used only for analytical purposes’. Any change in this policy will be reflected here.

Measuring website usage

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how visitors use this site. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • the pages you visit on bifprogramme.org
  • how long you spend on each bifprogramme.org page

  • how you got to the site 

  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site

We don’t collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information can’t be used to identify who you are.

We don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data. You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies.

The following cookies are used by Google Analytics:

Name Typical content      Cookie expires after
_utma      Randomly generated ID      2 years
_utmb Randomly generated ID  30 minutes
_utmc Randomly generated ID  When you close your web browser
_utmz Randomly generated ID  6 months

Understanding your web browser capabilities

We set some cookies to store information about your browser settings, to understand which functionality to enable on the site. The following cookies are used:

Name Typical content      Cookie expires after
has_js      1 or blank When you close your web browser