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Cookie Policy

This site uses cookies – these are small files that a website inserts on your hard-drive when you visit a website, to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping baskets, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. The Google Analytics cookies are used to track visits to our site and your journey through it. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others, but parts of the site may not work if you do so. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers. By using and/or registering on our site, you agree to the use of cookies by us. 

Cookies set by Google Analytics (analytics.js)

Cookie Name: _ga

Description: Used to distinguish users.

Expiration Time: 2 years.

 

Cookie Name: _gid

Description: Used to distinguish users.

Expiration Time: 24 hours.

 

Cookie Name: _gat

Description: Used to throttle request rate.

Expiration Time: 1 minute.

 

Cookie Name: AMP_TOKEN

Description: Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.

Expiration Time: 30 seconds to 1 year.

 

Cookie Name: _gac_

Description: Contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and AdWords accounts, AdWords website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out.

Expiration Time: 90 days.

 

Cookies set by Google Analytics (ga.js)

 

Cookie Name: __utma

Description: Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

Default Expiration Time: 2 years from set/update.

 

Cookie Name: __utmt

Description: Used to throttle request rate.

Default Expiration Time: 10 minutes.

 

Cookie Name: __utmb

Description: Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

Default Expiration Time: 30 mins from set/update.

 

Cookie Name: __utmc

Description: Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.

Default Expiration Time: End of browser session.

 

Cookie Name: __utmz

Description: Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

Default Expiration Time: 6 months from set/update.

 

Cookie Name: __utmv

Description: Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

Default Expiration Time: 2 years from set/update.

First Party Cookies: 

Cookie Provider Cookie name Description Expiry
 

WooCommerce

 

 

 

wc_cart_hash_#

 

 

wc_fragments_#

 

These are navigational cookies that enable basic functionality on our website. Recognising changes to items in your cart during a session.

 

And saving what products’ you have added to your cart during a session.

 

End of browser session

 

WordPress Live Chat

 

 

wplc_chat_status Identify site users and enables us to store information about site users during a site visit.  

End of browser session

 

Javascript Cookies

 

 

 

Cookies.js

 

A simple lightweight Javascript API for handling cookies End of browser session

Third party cookies:

Cookie Provider Cookie name Description Expiry
 

MailChimp

 

mailchimp_landing_site

Used to enhance the performance and functionality of the website. And to use some of its features such as the online landing page and allow subscribers to subscribe to our mailing list.  

27 days

mc.us12.list-manage.com

 

 

_AVESTA_ENVIRONMENT

 

This cookie is set when the user subscribes to an email service from MailChimp. End of browser session
 

Bleeper.io

 

 

cfduid

 

Used by the content network Cloudflare to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis  

1 year

 

WP – Multilingual

 

 

icl_current_language

Contains the current language of the site user End of browser session
 

 

Paypal.com

 

 

 

SessionID#27

 

Akavpau_ppsd

 

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our system. These are usually only set in response to actions by which amount to a request for services, such as making a purchase on the website.  

End of browser session

 

DoubleClick.net

 

 

 

r/collect

DoubleClick uses cookies to improve advertising. Some common applications are to target advertising based on what’s relevant to a user, to improve reporting on campaign performance, and to avoid showing ads the user has already seen.  

End of browser session

Browser Controls (how to turn cookies off):

You can set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our Websites though your access to some functionality and areas of our Websites may be restricted. As the means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser-to-browser. Internet browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your internet browser.

In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful.

Cookie settings in Internet Explorer

Cookie settings in Firefox

Cookie settings in Chrome

Cookie settings in Safari

Otherwise you should use the ‘Help’ option in your internet browser for more details.

IST Scientific does not use any other cookies on its website.

We may need to disclose your data to appropriate persons where required by law.

This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware IST Scientific is not responsible for the privacy policy of other web sites. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this web site.

If we decide to change our privacy policy we will post any changes to this web site.

IST Scientific reserves the right to change this statement at any time.