Updated and effective from 11 April 2018
1. What are cookies?
A cookie is a piece of data in the form of a very small text file that is tied to information about you. The cookie is placed on your computer by a web page server (the computer that operates a website that you visit). Cookies do not contain any information that enable us to identify you personally, they just enable our websites to recognise your computer. There are various types of cookies: a session ID cookie is temporary and terminates once you close your browser. A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on your hard drive for an extended period of time. The web page server sets the information that the cookie contains and uses that information whenever you visit the website.
For further information on what cookies are, and how to manage them, please go to: http://www.aboutcookies.org/
2. What are cookies used for?
Cookies are used for a variety of purposes, including to collect information about how visitors use our website, enhance your browsing experience by making it more efficient, allow you to fill up a shopping cart, or remember your preferences or registration details for a future visit.
The tables below list the main cookies used on the IEA websites and the purpose of those cookies.
3. First Party Cookies set by the IEA website
First Party cookies are cookies that are set by the IEA, which we consider necessary for the smooth and effective operation of our websites. They do not contain any personal information about you, such as your name or email address, and they only last for the length of your session on our website.
Cookie name and status (necessary or optional) and description/function
ASP.NET_SessionID: Active Server Page SessionID contains a unique identifier that can be used to maintain user sessions across different page loads.
bookshop: Bookshop SessionID contains a unique identifier that can be used to maintain user sessions across different bookshop page loads.
mods: Mods SessionID contains a unique identifier that can be used to maintain user sessions across different MODS page loads.
PHPSESSID: A basis session cookie which makes the site work properly. It saves a unique session identifier randomly generated to keep track of your session as you move from one page to the next in order to remember selections or preferences made during the visit.
Nop.customer: Contains a unique identifier that is used to maintain guest session across different webstore page loads.
NopCommerce.RecentlyViewedProducts: Contains a list of recently viewed products. It saves unique identifiers of products you viewed during the visit.
__RequestVerificationToken: Microsoft ASP.Net anti-forgery cookie. It guarantees that the poster is the one who gets the form (prevents CSRF attack).
IEA.WEBSTORE.AUTH, IEA.SSO.AUTH: Forms authentication cookie. It is a container for form forms authentication ticket. The ticket is passed as value of the forms authentication cookie with each request and is used by forms authentication, on the server, to identify an authenticated user.
DotNetOpenAuth.WebServerClient.XSRF-Session: The cookie for XSRF mitigation during authorization code grant flows.
4. Third Party Cookies set by the IEA website
Third Party cookies are set by us on behalf of third party websites in order to deliver the services that they provide. Some of these cookies, e.g. Google Analytics or Microsoft ApplicationInsights cookies are for tracking and analytical purposes so that we can better understand how you use, interact and engage with the IEA website and where further improvements can be made. These cookies produce anonymous data and do not identify individual visitors.
5. How to manage or control cookies
If you want to, you can disable cookies from your browser and delete all cookies that are stored on your computer. You can do this as often as you want to. To find out how to do this for your particular browser, you can go to “help” on your browser’s menu or you can visit http://www.aboutcookies.org/how-to-delete-cookies/. You can also find out how to control cookies at http://www.aboutcookies.org/how-to-control-cookies/.
Please note that if you choose to disable cookies from your browser it may prevent you from taking full advantage of the IEA website, as some areas or services may fail to work for you.
6. Local Shared Objects (Flash Cookies)
The IEA website may use the Adobe Flash Player to deliver its video content services, such as Live Streaming. To improve user experience, Local Shared Objects - or Flash Cookies as they are commonly known - are used to provide features such as auto-resume and saving preferences. Flash Cookies are stored on a user's terminal much the same as cookies are, however it is not possible to manage them at browser level in the same way.
How to disable Flash Cookies: The Adobe website provides comprehensive information on how to delete or disable Flash cookies either for a specific domain or for all websites - see http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security for details. Please be aware that restricting the use of Flash Cookies may affect the features available to you for Flash based applications.
7. Cookies set by third party websites
The IEA only controls the cookies that are set on the IEA website. We do not control the use and dissemination of cookies and personal data operations of third party websites, even if you reached these third party website via a link on an IEA website.
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