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. 

For instructions on controlling or deleting cookies in your browser, please visit

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:

__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz Enable the website to use Google Analytics which gathers anonymous data that we use to improve the website and make our marketing campaigns more effective.


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.


This cookie name is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of Spring 2017 no information is available from Google. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited.

The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance.


This is cookie holds a random number that is generated the first time someone visits the website. Its sole purpose is to better identify new and unique visitors to the website.


This cookie stores the external referrer for a visitor, so that on future visits the same referrer will be attached to their sessions.
_utm_og This cookie stores dynamic (UTM) campaign variables, so that on future visits the same campaign data will be attached to their sessions. This cookie expires after 90 days but will be set again or updated on future visits if they arrive at your site with campaign data in the URL. When this cookie is updated, the expiration date is reset to 90 days from the time of the new visit. This cookie can be disabled by setting the sticky_data_disable tracking option.

Assigned when you log in, this keeps you logged in to the site so you don’t have to constantly re-enter your username and password. This cookie is essential for site functionality and the user experience.


Most commonly associated with the Drupal content management system. Drupal uses this cookie to indicate whether or not the visitors browser has JavaScript enabled.

The main purpose of this cookie is: Functionality.

adbutlerPopupViews[133670] Regulates pop-up ads served by AdButler, our ad rotation service provider. We do not display pop-up ads with this service.

Cookie is set by – please see the privacy policy of this company for information on how they use and set cookies.


Used by Google to store user preferences and information of Google maps.


These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site.


Security cookie to protect users data from unauthorised access.


Google advertising cookie used for user tracking and ad targeting purposes.


This legacy cookie was used for campaign tracking on some web pages.


Determines the current state of the toolbar drawer's visibility.


This visitor_id cookie includes the name “visitor_id” plus the unique identifier for your account which is derived from the tracking code placed on the Site. The value stored is the unique ID for the visitor. The cookie is placed by a third party: Pardot. 


This cookie determines whether a numeric weight is shown when a table is dragged. This cookie expires 23 days from the session date.
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