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What are cookies?

All IR Media Group's sites use 'cookies'.

A cookie is a text file placed on your hard drive by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. They are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie.

Cookies are either used only during your session ('temporary' or 'session state' cookies) or stored on your computer's hard drive ('permanent' cookies).

Temporary cookies are a mechanism for maintaining continuity between pages during your visit. These cookies are maintained in your browser’s active memory and are terminated at the conclusion of the site visit. Permanent cookies are used to recall on subsequent visits your login information and your agreement to our terms and conditions.

How to manage and delete cookies

Some of the cookies we use are integral to the functioning of all IR Media Group sites. By using your browser’s options to block all cookies you will, in effect, prohibit effective use of IR Media Group sites. For example, cookies are used to keep you logged in as you navigate between pages on our website, to set your language preferences, and to ensure that online payment facilities function properly. If you still wish to control the operation of cookies, then functionality is available through your browser. Generally you have the options to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is issued or reject all cookies. 

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As outlined above, disabling all cookies may prevent IR Media Group sites from operating fully.

Cookies used on IR Media Group’s websites

Here are the main cookies we use and what we use them for:



This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the website, in order to make valid reports on the use of their website.


This cookie is used in context with load balancing - This optimizes the response rate between the visitor and the site, by distributing the traffic load on multiple network links or disk drivers.


Identifies if the cookie data needs to be updated in the visitor's browser.


Used to recognise the visitor's browser upon reentry on the website.


Sets a unique ID for the session. This allows the website to obtain data on visitor behaviour for statistical purposes.


This cookie name is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners. The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance.


Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.


Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.


This cookie sets a random identification number for the visitor. This in formation can be used to identify the visitor when reentering the website, and use any user preference to optimize the visitor's experience on the website.


Registers statistical data on users' behaviour on the website. Used for internal analytics by the website operator.


Registers statistical data on users' behaviour on the website. Used for internal analytics by the website operator.


Used to detect whether the user intends to leave the page via cursor movements. This allows the website to trigger certain pop-ups to keep the user on the website or convert them to customer.


Used to measure the efficiency of the website’s advertisement efforts, by collecting data on the conversion rate of the website’s ads across multiple websites.