White Iron Conferences Limited

Cookie Policy

Information about our use of cookies

whiteiron.org and our associated conference branded websites (“our website”) uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, PHPSESSID.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie Name Purpose More information
PHPSESSID The browser session Used to identify a particular browser on second and subsequent requests to the web server Explaination; Expires when session is ended
user The email address of the signed in user To offer personalised pages and menus Expires after 1 year
password The password of the user To authorise the signed in user Expires after 1 year
currentSite The version of the web site (e.g. mobile or desktop) To allow different versions of the website to be presented on different devices Expires after 90 days
currentLang Current language To allow different language versions of the website Expires after 90 days
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Google Analytics To allow analysis of web site use via Google Analytics More info; Expires after 2 years
X-mapping-cnpnknme Load balancing To allow use of load balancing Expires when session is ended

Please note that third parties (including, for example, providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after 1 year. For more details concerning the expiry of specific cookie-types, please see the above table.