Privacy policy

Under the United Kingdom’s Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 (hereafter referred to as the Regulations), the IGC is obliged to provide users of this website with a clear understanding of what cookies are used, what they are used for and how they can be managed.

A cookie is a small file, typically of letters and numbers, downloaded on to a device such as a computer or mobile phone when a user accesses certain websites. The use of cookies and similar technologies has for some time been commonplace and cookies in particular are important in the provision of many online services.

The IGC’s website uses analytical cookies to track how many people visit the website, what pages they look at and other analytical information such as how long they spend on each page. This information is important to us because it allows us to respond to what is of interest to our users, making sure relevant information is clearly accessible, and gives us important feedback on how we are meeting the needs of our readers. We use Google Analytics, and more information about how Google Analytics cookies work can be found here.

We do not collect personal information on users.

We are following the information released by the Information Commissioner’s Office closely, particularly with regards to browser settings and compliance with the Regulations.

In the interim, if you do not wish the IGC to use analytical cookies, you can modify your browser settings

  • In Internet Explorer 7, click on the Tools popup-menu. Click on the Internet Options item in the menu. Click on the Privacy tab near the top of the window.
  • In Firefox 12, click on Firefox in the top right corner. Select Options, then Options again. Go to the Privacy tab and select the ‘Tracking’ box.
  • In Google Chrome, click on the spanner icon in the top right of the screen. Select Options. Click on the Under the Hood tab and scroll to the bottom.

For advice on other browsers or browser versions, click here.