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EIS Cookie Policy

Use of Cookies by the EIS

A cookie is information sent by a web server to a web browser and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

We use session cookies and persistent cookies on the Site.  We use the session cookies to keep track of you whilst you navigate the Site. We will use the persistent cookies to enable our Site to recognise you when you visit.

Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Cookie

Name

Purpose

Google Analytics _utma
_utmb
_utmc
_utmz
_atuvc
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
EIS site cookie acceptance cookiesDirective This cookie is used to record if a user has accepted the use of cookies on the EIS website.
EIS Member Area strLogin
Firstname
Lastname
type
These cookies are used to establish which sections of the members area you have permissions to. They are session cookies and will be removed when you close your browser.
EIS Forum Snitz00User
forum
forum1
forum2
forum3
These are used in the EIS forum to provide stats of your last visits.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

YouTube cookies

We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. To find out more please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

Search engine

The search engine on is designed by Google. All search requests are handled by Google and are recorded by their Analytics program for us to monitor in an attempt to improve navigation and usability. The information is not passed on to any third party.