Iriss cookie policy

Last Updated: 8 May 2018

This Cookie Policy is part of our Privacy Policy and applies to the following websites

  • all subdomains of
  1. What are cookies?
  2. How does Iriss use cookies?
  3. Third party cookies
  4. External websites
  5. Opting out

1 What are cookies?

A cookie is a small piece of information stored in a text file on your device when you visit a website. A cookie records your preferences when using a particular site, ensuring that you are not shown the same information and/or are only shown information you have stated that you are interested in. For more information about cookies visit the All About website.

How to Manage Cookies

Most popular web browsers allow you to control cookies. You can set your browser to accept or reject particular cookies, please visit the ICO Cookies website for details of how to control or remove cookies using different browsers. If you remove cookies from your device there may be some deterioration in the service you receive.

2 How does Iriss use cookies?

Iriss uses cookies for monitoring and improving usage of our websites. When you visit an Iriss website we will display a notification to alert you if cookies are used by that site and for you to give consent. We set a cookie to know that you've seen the notification and will not show it again for a few months after you agree.

Essential Cookies

We set a cookie to record if you have given consent to use cookies.,,, only

Name Expires
cookie-agreed 100 days only

Name Expires
cookie_notice_accepted 3 months, only

Name Expires
cookieconsent_status 1 year

To test if you have JavaScript enabled,, only

Name Expires
has_js At end of session

For websites with accounts or logins we use cookies to change the user interface for authenticated users only

Name Expires
spo_XX_fa (Where XX is a number) 30 minutes

Analytics cookies

We use Google Analytics to measure the use of our websites.

  • which pages are visited
  • what source/medium the user visited us from
  • how long users spend on each page to measure whether our content is being read
  • approximate geographical location of users to determine the reach of our work
  • what devices and networks are accessing our content so we can improve our design and performance of our website
  • counting downloads and interactions on web pages.

We do not use any Remarketing or Advertising Reporting features like Demographics and Interest Reports. There is no personally identifying data stored within Google Analytics.

Google Analytics Cookies

Name Expires
_ga 2 years
_gid 24 hours
_ga 1 minute

3 Third party cookies

On Iriss websites

We embed content and code from other third party services. These websites may set their own cookies, use their own analytics and track your usage or customise content provided to you. Please check the relevant third party websites for more detail. These include:

4 External websites

These are where you may be using Iriss services but are not on an Iriss website.

Mailing list

If you subscribe to our email mailing list you will be accessing MailChimp. MailChimp will use web beacons, pixels (or "clear gifs"") and other tracking technologies.This is used by Iriss to determine whether emails have been opened and links clicked on to determine the effectiveness of campaigns. You can unsubscribe from the mailing list by following the link in the email.


If you book an event organised by Iriss you will usually be accessing the Eventbrite website

  • Eventbrite Cookie Statement


If you take a survey you will be accessing the SurveyMonkey website

5 Opting out

Iriss places adverts on Google Search via Google AdWords and also Twitter and Facebook. These sites may use cookies to track whether you have interacted with our ads

Third party service How to opt out
Google Analytics To opt-out of analysis by Google Analytics on our website and other websites
Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on
Twitter Your privacy controls for personalized ads
Facebook How can I adjust how ads are targeted to me based on my activity off of Facebook?