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These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. The cookies we use are outlined below.
You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
The _cfduid cookie is used by the CloudFlare service to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis.
For example, if the visitor is in a coffee shop where there are a bunch of infected machines, but the specific visitor's machine is trusted (e.g. because they've completed a challenge within your Challenge Passage period), the cookie allows us to identify that client and not challenge them again.
It does not correspond to any user ID in your web application, and does not store any personally identifiable information. See CloudFlare's cookie page for more information.
In order to do this we only collect part of your IP address and information generated about the use of the website. We work with a trusted third party, Google Web Analytics, who process this information on our behalf.
Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google inc. that enables us to measure how people use our website using cookies. We use this information to improve our website experience for website visitors and to measure the effectiveness of our online advertising.
You may also stop the transmission of information generated by the cookies about your use of the website and of your IP address to Google, by downloading and installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
_ga, _gid and _gat
These are performance cookies from Google Analytics which we use to collect information about how our visitors use the website. It uses partial IP address to do this.
You might see ICR-branded advertisements when browsing other organisations websites. Some of these will be general campaign-related adverts but others will be tailored to your likely interests based upon previous web browsing activity.
The _qca cookie may use your “computer’s IP address, pixel code, referring HTTP location, current HTTP location, search string, time of the access, browser’s time, any searches made on the applicable website, and other statistics” in order to “analyze Log Data from different websites and combine it with other non-Personally Identifiable Information to produce the Reports that are made available on the Quantcast website, to enable web publishers and advertisers to deliver audience segments that are appropriate for their products or services".