WIBF - Cookies Policy

Our website www.wibf.org.uk (the “Site”) uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our Site. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our Site and also allows us to improve our Site.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

We use the following cookies:

• Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our Site. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our Site.

• Analytical or performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our Site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our Site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

• Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our Site. This enables us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

• Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our Site, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our Site and any advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie Name Purpose More information

_ga The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of usage for the Site’s analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors. This cookie is installed by Google Analytics.

_gid The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use the Site and helps in creating the Site’s analytics report. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where the visitors have come from, and the pages visited. This cookie is installed by Google Analytics.

_gat This cookie is installed to throttle the request rate to limit the collection of data in the event of high traffic to our Site. This cookie is installed by Google Analytics.

exp_anon Determines whether the user’s username is displayed in the list of currently logged in members. This cookie is installed by ExpressionEngine

exp_cp_last_site_id MSM cookie indicating the last site accessed in the control panel. This cookie is installed by ExpressionEngine

exp_csrf_token A security cookie used to identify the user and prevent Cross Site Request Forgery attacks. This cookie is installed by ExpressionEngine

exp_Flash Control panel user feedback messages, encrypted for security. This cookie is installed by ExpressionEngine

exp_last_activity Records the time of the last page load. Used in conjunction with the last_visit cookie.This cookie is installed by ExpressionEngine

exp_last_visit Date of the user’s last visit. Can be shown as a statistic for members and used by the forum to show unread topics for both members and guests. This cookie is installed by ExpressionEngine

exp_remember Determines whether a user is automatically logged in upon visiting the site. This cookie is installed by ExpressionEngine

exp_sessionid Session id, used to associate a logged in user with their data. This cookie is installed by ExpressionEngine

exp_tracker Contains the last 5 pages viewed, encrypted for security. Typically used for form or error message returns. This cookie is installed by ExpressionEngine

exp_visitor_consents Saves responses to Consent requests for non-logged in visitors This cookie is installed by ExpressionEngine

exp_notify_me If set to ‘yes’, notifications will be sent to the saved email address when new comments are made. This cookie is installed by ExpressionEngine

exp_save_info If set to ‘yes’, allows additional cookies to store guest user information for use when filling out comment forms. This cookie is only set if you submit a comment. This cookie is installed by ExpressionEngine

Please note that third parties may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These third parties may include, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services.

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.

Except for strictly necessary cookies, all cookies will expire after 1 year.