Cookie policy

When you visit our website for the first time, you will be presented with a cookie banner at the bottom of the first page you reach. It gives you the choice to accept the use of cookies on our website site or not. You will be required to accept/reject cookies every 365 days.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or function more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

Cookies that are required for the website to operate properly are allowed to be set without your permission. These are classed as 'strictly necessary'. All other cookies need to be approved before they can be set in the browser.

Find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org.

Our cookie manager

Through our cookie manager, you can choose to opt-in or opt-out of the types of cookies active on our website. You can also find out more about what we use them for. Please note however that our cookie manager will only remember your preferences for our website for the specific browser that you're using at that time.

The different types of cookies that we use are:

  • Strictly necessary
    Strictly necessary cookies allow core website functionality such as user login and account management. The website cannot be used properly without strictly necessary cookies.
  • Performance
    Performance cookies are used to see how visitors use the website, e.g. analytics cookies. Those cookies cannot be used to directly identify a certain visitor.
  • Targeting
    Targeting cookies are used to identify visitors between different websites, e.g. content partners, banner networks. Those cookies may be used by companies to build a profile of visitor interests or show relevant ads on other websites.
  • Functionality
    Functionality cookies are used to remember visitor information on the website, e.g. language, timezone, enhanced content.‚Äč

You can access our cookie manager at any time by clicking on the cookie icon in the bottom-left corner of the website. You can also view a full list of the cookies we use below.

If you wish to change your cookie settings generally, you can delete cookies stored on your computer or change your privacy settings at any time via your browser settings.

Strictly necessary

Name Domain Expiration Description
personalisationGroupsNumberOfVisits www.cieh.org 3 months Our Umbraco content management system uses this to collect basic user information related to your visit so we can personalise your experience.
personalisationGroupsNumberOfVisitsSessionStarted www.cieh.org Session Our Umbraco content management system uses this to collect basic user information related to your visit so we can personalise your experience.
ARRAffinity .www.cieh.org Session Our website runs on the Windows Azure cloud platform and this is used for load balancing to make sure visitor page requests are routed to the same server in any browsing session.
ARRAffinitySameSite .www.cieh.org Session Our website runs on the Windows Azure cloud platform and this is used for load balancing to make sure visitor page requests are routed to the same server in any browsing session.
_dc_gtm_UA-115987569-1 .cieh.org 1 minute Used by Google Tag Manager to load other scripts and code into a page. Without it, other scripts may not function correctly.
ASP.NET_SessionId www.cieh.org Session Used by the Microsoft .NET Framework to identify an anonymised user session on the server.
__RequestVerificationToken www.cieh.org Session This is an anti-forgery cookie designed to stop unauthorised posting of content on our website. It holds no information about the user and is destroyed on closing the browser.
_session_id www.bigmarker.com 3 days Creates an interim session ID used as an in-session user ID.
AWSALBCORS www.ehn-jobs.com 7 days This is an Amazon Web Services Classic Load Balancer Cookie used to map the session to the instance. It's used to display EHN Jobs feeds on the EHN section of our website.
ciehAuth www.cieh.org Session This cookie is used when you log in to our MyCIEH portal and allows you to access content that is only available if you have a MyCIEH account.

Performance

Name Domain Expiration Description
_ga .cieh.org 2 years Used by Google Analytics 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 analytics reports.
_gid .cieh.org 1 day Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users.
monsido www.cieh.org 1 month Used by the web governance platform Monsido to help us find, identify and correct spelling errors and improve the quality of this website to make it easier to find and use.

Targeting

Name Domain Expiration Description
__gads .cieh.org 1 year Used by the DoubleClick for Publishers service from Google to measure interactions with the ads on our domain and prevent the same ads from being shown to you too many times.
loc .addthis.com 1 year Used by the AddThis social sharing widget to store visitors geolocation.
_fbp .cieh.org 3 months Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.
fr .facebook.com 3 months Contains browser and user unique ID combinaton, used for targeted advertising.
UserMatchHistory .linkedin.com 1 month Used to track visitors so that more relevant ads can be presented based on the visitor's preferences.
bcookie .linkedin.com 2 years This is a Microsoft MSN 1st party cookie for sharing the content of the website via social media.
lidc .linkedin.com 1 day This is a Microsoft MSN 1st party cookie that ensures the proper functioning of this website.
bscookie .www.linkedin.com 2 years Used by LinkedIn for tracking the use of embedded services.
personalization_id .twitter.com 2 years This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the website.
IDE .doubleclick.net 1 year This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.
uvc .addthis.com 1 year Used by the AddThis social sharing widget to track how often a user interacts with it.
YSC .youtube.com Session This cookie is set by YouTube to track views of embedded videos.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE .youtube.com 6 months Used by Youtube to keep track of user preferences for Youtube videos embedded on our website and determines whether the website visitor is using the new or old version of the Youtube interface.

Functionality

Name Domain Expiration Description
lang .linkedin.com Session Used by LinkedIn to remember a user's language setting.
__atuvc www.cieh.org 1 year Used by the AddThis social sharing widget to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms.
__atuvs www.cieh.org 30 minutes Used by the AddThis social sharing widget to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms.
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