What cookies does the IB use?

We use a number of different cookies on our IB website to render your visit more effective.

Google Analytics

“Google Analytics” is a service offered by Google Inc. “Google” that generates detailed statistics about a website's traffic and traffic sources and measures conversions and sales. Google Analytics uses its own “cookies” stored on your computer to help analyze how users use our website.

The information generated by the Google cookies about your use of our website, including your IP address, will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. The IP address, however, will be shortened before being sent to Google and Google can then not use it any more to identify you or your computer. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address will be transmitted to and shortened by Google in the US.

On behalf of us, Google will use the information generated by the Google cookies for the purpose of monitoring and evaluating the use of our websites, how users arrive at the sites, what users do at the sites, and for purposes compiling reports on website activity providing us with these reports for analytical purposes.

Google may transfer this information to third parties in case of a statutory obligation or if a third party processes data on behalf of Google. Under no circumstances, Google will combine or associate your IP address with other data stored at Google.

You may prevent or stop the installation and storage of Google cookies by your browser settings by downloading and installing the free Opt-out Browser Add-on available at  https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. We inform you that in such case you will not be able to wholly use all functions of Google’s website.

By using our website you consent to the processing of any personal data Google will collect on you in the way and for the purpose as described above.

Essential Cookies

Certain cookies are used “in session” every time that you visit the site and they expire once you leave the site, these cookies are not stored on your computer and they do not contain any personal data. You are able to delete these cookies through your web browser however the functions of your visit will be significantly restricted and will hinder your visit on the site.

Non Essential Cookies

Other cookies are not required for the use of the website however these cookies are used for analytical purposes and they ensure that only information relevant to your visit is available to you, thus eliminating pop ups and filtering out irrelevant information.

Flash Cookies

Flash cookies make it quicker and easier for you to access sites on subsequent visits that use Flash technology. Deleting them means you may have to re-enter information each time you visit the same site.  Like every cookies, you are able to delete them by going to the Settings Manager for your Adobe Flash Player and deleting the cookies relating to the website.

Acceptance of usage of Cookies

The IB operates an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that by using our websites you agree that we can place both essential and non-essential cookies on your device.

Deletion of Cookies

If you do not agree with cookies being placed on your computer, you should discontinue use of the IB website, you may delete the cookies associated with the website on www.ibo.org, after having visited the site, or you should browse the site using your browser’s anonymous usage setting (called “Incognito” in Chrome, “InPrivate” for Internet Explorer and "Private Browsing" in Firefox and Safari etc.)

Further information on Cookies

If you would like further information on cookies, what they are, how they are used and how to control and/or delete them, please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org for detailed guidance. 

The following tables describe the cookies that we use on this site as well as the reason that they are used for.

Cookie name

Description

Expiry

 

Google Analytics

 

__utma

This cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site pertaining to the cookie, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred. Google Analytics uses the information from this cookie to calculate things like Days and Visits to purchase.

2 Years

__utmb

It takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters a site.

30 Mins

__utmc

It takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves a site.

30 Mins

__utmz

Keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine you used, what link you clicked on, what keyword you used, and where they were in the world when you accessed a website.

6 Months

 

Application Server

 

CFID

This is a session cookie. It does not store any user information; it is used to maintain a unique link between the browser and the site.

At the end of the session

CFTOKEN

This is a session cookie. It does not store any user information; it is used to maintain a unique link between the browser and the site.

At the end of the session

 

addthis.com

 

psc

The psc cookie is used by addthis.com. View counter cookie.

2 years

__atuvc

The __atuvc cookie is created by the addthis.com  feature. It is used in order to make sure the user sees the updated count if they share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated. No data from that cookie is sent back to AddThis and removing it when disabling cookies would cause unexpected behaviour for users.

2 years

uid

The uid cookie is created by the addthis.com feature.  It is the users user id.

2 years

uit

The uit cookie is created by the addthis.com feature.  It is the users time of log in.

2 years

uvc

The uvc cookie is used by addthis.com.

2 years

user_segment

The uvc cookie is used by addthis.com.

1 Month

 

Facebook

 

c_user

This Cookie is used by facebook

1 month

act

This Cookie is used by facebook

At End Of Session

lu

This Cookie is used by facebook

2 Years

datr

This Cookie is used by facebook

2 Years

p

This Cookie is used by facebook

At End Of Session

presence

This Cookie is used by facebook

At End Of Session