Updated on May 25, 2022
What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners to make their Websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information. Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, IMT) are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third-party Cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website in question and when it visits certain other Websites.
We use first party and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons for our Websites to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” or “strictly necessary” cookies. As stated in our Cookie banner these are mandatory. Other cookies enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the user experience on our Websites. Third parties serve cookies through our Websites for advertising, analytics and other purposes. The specific types of first and third party cookies served through our Websites and the purposes they perform are outlined in our cookie management tool which also allows you to customise how cookies are used (with the exception of essential cookies as explained above).
We use Google Analytics to collect information about how you use the Website in order to improve the website experience. Google Analytics does not collect or store information that will identify you. Your IP address is anonymized prior to being stored on Google’s servers in order to help safeguard your privacy. For more information on Google Analytics go here. You may block the use of Google Analytics by installing the opt-out tool found here.
What about other tracking technologies, like web beacons?
Cookies are not the only way to recognise or track visitors to a website. We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called “tracking pixels” or “clear gifs”). These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enables us to recognise when someone has visited our Websites or opened an e-mail that we have sent them. This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within our Websites to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to our Websites from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of e-mail marketing campaigns. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning. You can manage the setting of the web beacons in the cookie management tool above.
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Where can I get further information?