Privacy and cookie policy


CIPP Cookie Policy.pdf

When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. This sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

Enabling a service to recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information during one task

Recognising that you have already given a username and password so you don’t need to enter it for every web page requested

Measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and that there is enough capacity to ensure they are fast

You can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them from

Our use of cookies

The list below shows all of the cookies that are set by this website and the third-party services we use. If you have any queries about these cookies or would like more information about them, please get in touch.

Cookies for improving service

The cookies in the table below are set by the Google Analytics tool for improving service which allows the CIPP website to accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website, volumes of usage and ensure that the CIPP website is available and that the CIPP understands what you want to use.

Name Typical content Expires
_utma Randomly generated number (non personal data) Two years
_utmb Randomly generated number (non personal data) 30 minutes
_utmc Randomly generated number (non personal data) When you close your browser
_utmz Randomly generated number and information on how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search) Six months

For further details on the cookies set by Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Code website

Cookies for managing your current visit

We use a number of cookies to remember your selections or preferences that you’ve made when looking at the information on this site.

Name Typical content Expires
CFID Randomly generated number When user deletes it
CFTOKEN Randomly generated alphanumeric piece of text When user deletes it
pixl8-font-size Alphanumeric piece of text which stores users preferred font size One year

The cookies described above (CFID and CFTOKEN) provide session functionality that is used by:

  1. Member log in
  2. Page redirect after member logged in
  3. Store member details after logged in
  4. Store forum user details
  5. Store blog author details
  6. Store shopping cart details
  7. Store seminar cart details

The cookies in the table below are set by AddThis which allows the CIPP visitors to add favourites and share content in the social web, as well as tracking the analytics:

Name Typical content Expires
Uit Numeric value Two years
loc Randomly generated alphanumeric piece of text Three months
dt Text value One month
di Randomly generated number Two years
Uid Randomly generated alphanumeric piece of text Two years