What are cookies and pixels?
Cookies are pieces of information that your web browser transfers to your computer's hard drive for record keeping purposes. Cookies can make the web more useful by storing information about your device and your preferences on a website, thus enabling web site owners to provide more useful features for their users. Cookies can also be used to authenticate users and enhance the security of user accounts.
A pixel is a small amount of code on a web page or in an email notification. Pixels can be used to track whether certain web or email content has been viewed or engaged with.
What type of cookies does The ID Register use?
The ID Register uses two types of cookies: persistent cookies and session cookies. A persistent cookie helps us to recognize you as an existing user of the application, so it’s easier to return to The ID Register application or interact with our services without signing in repeatedly. After you sign in, a persistent cookie stays in your browser and will be read by The ID Register. Session cookies only last for as long as the session (usually the current visit to a website or a browser session).
The type of cookies we use and their expiration period can be viewed here.
Social media links and sharing content
Our LinkedIn and Twitter accounts have pixels which we may use to to help us understand how effective our marketing is on those sites.
The ID Register and advertising
Opting out of cookies
Most browsers allow you to see what cookies you have and delete them on an individual basis or block them entirely. You can block cookies for specific websites or for all websites, depending on your preferences. To make it easier for you, we have provided some examples of how to change your cookie settings here:
Some browsers such as Chrome or Firefox also allow you to change your settings to browse in ‘incognito’ mode which limits the amount of data placed on your machine and automatically deletes any persistent cookies placed on your device when you finish your browsing session.
The ID Register uses Google Analytics. You can opt-out of having your anonymised browsing activity within websites tracked by Google Analytics cookies by clicking on the following link: Google Analytics Privacy