February 2022

Cookies are small pieces of data downloaded to your computer when you visit a website. This website, like almost every other, uses cookies to give you a better online experience because they help the website remember preferences and understand how people use different features. To help you understand the types of cookies we use (or those which may be used by third parties on our site), we have categorised the cookies in relation to their functionality. These categories are:

  1. Strictly Necessary Cookies
  2. Analytics Cookies

A detailed description for each of the different cookies is set out below.

1. Strictly Necessary Cookies

Strictly Necessary cookies are essential to let you move around the website and use its features, such as accessing the secure Members Area. These cookies do not gather any information that could be used for marketing to you or to remember your preferences / ID, other than for your current session.

Strictly necessary cookies are used to:

  • Identify you as being logged in to the secure Members Area.
  • Remember previous actions when navigating between different pages on this website.

 Accepting these cookies is a condition of using the website.

2. Analytics Cookies

Analytics cookies collect information about how you use our website, eg which pages you visit most often, and if you experience any error messages. They also allow us to update our website to improve performance and tailor it to your preferences. These cookies do not collect any information that could identify you – all the information collected is anonymous. They will not be used to target adverts to you on other websites.

 Analytics cookies are used to:

  • Provide statistics on how this website is used (including pages that you have viewed during your use of this website).

  • Gather non-user specific data about the usage on this website and provide statistics about how this website is used.

  • Provide and track the effectiveness of videos embedded in this website (and hosted by Vimeo)

How are cookies used on eida.org.uk?

Remember me on this computer
If you choose this option when logging on, a cookie will be recorded.

Session cookie
In order to recognise you as a logged on visitor, a cookie is written to record an id for the session. This cookie expires when you stop using the site. It does not record any personal information.

Please note: If you disable cookies on your computer, you will not be able to log on.

Google Analytics

The EIDA website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). Google Analytics uses what is known as "cookies", text files which are stored on your computer to allow us to analyse your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie regarding your use of this website will, as a rule, be transmitted to and stored on a server of Google. Your IP address is shortened and never sent in full to Google. Google will use this information on our behalf to analyse use of the website, to compile reports on website activities. The shortened IP address collected through Google Analytics from your browser will not be merged with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

You may also prevent Google from collecting and storing information in cookies, from storing information about your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing such information by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB

For more information about privacy policies and Google Analytics, please refer to the Google website: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en