Information about cookies
What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of data in text file format that websites save on your computer. They allow websites to ‘remember’ you and your preferences.
By remembering preferences, they can improve your website experience by removing the need to re-enter information every time you visit.
They can also measure how you use a site, so that potential improvements can be made.
None of the cookies used for our sites can be used to identify you personally.
More information about cookies can be found at aboutcookies.org
Your browser settings can be set to refuse all cookies. You can also set your browser to alert you whenever a cookie is being sent. However, you should be aware that some of the key features of this website may not function correctly without cookies.
We use Google Analytics cookies
In order to measure key statistics about this website, we use first-party Google Analytics cookies. They don’t collect any personal information that could be used to identify you. All data collected by Google Analytics cookies is anonymous.
The type of data collected includes the pages visited, the length of time on each page, where a visitor has come from (eg. a search engine) and what links are clicked on. Google does not use or share our analytics data.
Google offers a browser plugin that allows users to opt out of its analytics.
Essential cookies on our site
We use a ‘session cookie’ to run some parts of our website including e-joining / bookings. This cookie is used to identify user sessions between page visits and our shopping basket functionality. Without the cookie, parts of our website will not work correctly. This could be because your browser has been set to refuse all cookies or because you have specifically refused cookies from our website.
Do you have concerns about our cookies?
We understand that some people have concerns about cookies and their ability to store data. We also appreciate that the types of cookies that cause concerns are those that hold personal information that could identify a user (such as a name, email address or billing details) and those that track a user’s activities across multiple sites.
www.irs.co.uk does not use any first-party cookies to hold any personal information or track users across multiple sites.
On some of our sites we use third party social sharing tools that set third-party cookies, and we are currently working to make all these opt-in.
Find out more about cookies
For more information about how to manage cookies and their uses, visit www.allaboutcookies.org
For information about the amendment to the EU Privacy and Electronic Communications Directive, visit the Information Commissioner’s Office website at ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies.aspx
For guidance about cookies as a website operator, visit the Information Commissioner’s Office website.
You can also contact us with any concerns about cookies on our website.