Cookie Notice

What are cookies?

When you visit different websites small text files are stored on your computer. These cookies may be used to improve your experience of a website, for example by making particular parts of a website work or remembering preferences you’ve selected. Cookies are also used to get a picture of how often people use a website, and how they are using it, so that improvements can be made to it.

On this page you can find out about the cookies we use on our website (www.idbs.com), what they do, how long they will remain on your computer, and how to opt out.

How we use cookies

Cookies help us to improve your experience of our website. For example, they allow us to:

  • Provide certain functionality such as the ability to adjust the size of the text, and to change the colour of the text and the background, to suit your preferences
  • Provide access to restricted areas on the website
  • Present related information on specific pages
  • Share video content with you
  • Monitor how our website is being used so that we can keep improving it
  • There is also a cookie which enables us to administer the website and make changes to the content

In the table below you can find more detailed information about the cookies we use, what they do, how long they will stay on your computer, and what will happen if you choose to block them.

Opting out

By visiting our website, some cookies will already have been stored on your computer. However, you can remove these and you can also change your browser settings to prevent them from being placed on your computer in future. For more information about this, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

Please note that if you choose to opt out of our cookies, this may affect your experience of our site. For example, you may not be able to view some of the content on our site such as embedded video content, and some of the tools we have included on our site to make it more accessible, such as the text magnifier, won’t work properly for you.

The cookies we use

Cookie

Name

What it does

How long it stays on your computer

What happens if you opt out

Content management system

MultiNodeTreePicker

Used by our content management system to increase load time and enhance user experience.

This cookie will disappear automatically when your session on our website ends and you close your browser.

Page load times may increase.

Content management system

UMB_PANEL

Stores the content management system panel’s location.

Only the current session.

Visitors will not experience any differences.

Content management system

UMB_UCONTEXT

Used to identify a logged in user without storing user specific data in the cookie.

One day.

You may not be able to log in and access pages that require a login.

‘Add this’ share button

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Third-party cookie used to check and update the number of shares on social media pages.

One week.

You will not see the latest share counts.

Cookie accept/opt out policy

cc_cookie_accept

Stores whether a visitor has accepted the cookie policy on the website.

One year.

The cookie will not show again unless you clear the cookies from your browser cache.

Privacy accept

cc_privacy_accept

Stores whether a visitor has reviewed the website's updated privacy policy.

One year.

The cookie will not show again unless you clear the cookies from your browser cache.

Unique identifier

ASP.NET_SessionId

ASP.NET uses this cookie to store a unique identifier for your session.

Only the current session.

You will need not log in each time a page requires authentication.

IDBS identifier

SFID

This cookie identifies the visitor in order to pre-populate website forms.

One year

You will have to fill website forms in every time, the fields will not be pre-populated.

IDBS identifier

UTM

This cookie identifies where the visitor came from and links this up with the SFID IDBS identifier above.

One year

No effect.

IDBS identifier

UTMID

This cookie identifies where the visitor came from and links this up with the SFID IDBS identifier above.

One year

No effect.

Google Analytics

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__utmz

IDBS uses Google Analytics, which sets a cookie in order to anonymously identify when users return to specific websites.

Google uses the information sent with this cookie to store a history of website pages visited in a user’s session. This data will not be used to associate any part of your identity, anonymous or not, with any other data held by Google.

Current session, some cookies will expire after one year.

Your visits will not be returned in Google Analytic reports.

PHP Session ID

PHPSESSID

This cookie stores a session token while a user is logged in to the IDBS Customer Support Portal.

Current session.

You will not be able to log in to the Customer Support Portal.

Customer Support Portal username

swssusers[user]

This cookie stores the user’s username for future logins, if the user ticks the 'remember me' checkbox.

Two months.

You will need to type your username on your next log in.

Customer Support Portal login ID

swssloginid

This cookie stores the user’s ID for future logins, if the user ticks the 'remember me' checkbox.

Two months.

You will need to type your username on your next log in.

Customer Support Portal password

swssloginpassw

This cookie stores the user’s password for future logins, if the user ticks the 'remember me' checkbox.

Two months.

You will need to type your password on your next log in.