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The CiPA Tool Privacy Policy

Personal Information

The CiPA Assesment tool holds no personal information on its servers, the site holds no database and results are processed completely 'on the fly'.

What are cookies?

When you visit some web pages, your computer may be issued with a small file - a "cookie". A cookie is a piece of information in the form of a very small text file that is placed on the hard drive of your computer. The information the cookie contains is set by the server (of the website you are using) and it can be used by that server whenever you visit the website. The server uses cookies to recognise your browser session if you visit multiple pages during your interaction with this website. For more information about cookies, please visit

Types of cookie

Cookies can be "session cookies" or "persistent cookies". Session cookies are temporary and should be deleted by your browser when you quit. Session cookies are often used to help you navigate a website efficiently and perform certain functions. Persistent cookies can remain on your hard drive indefinitely (how long will depend on the lifetime of the specific cookie) and may continue to be accessed via your browser.

Can I turn off cookies?

You can set your browser to refuse cookies or warn you before accepting them. However, some parts of the website you are using may not function properly without accepting cookies.

Cookie Control Cookies

Name Typical Content Expires
Cookie Control: When you click "I'm happy with this..." on the Cookie Control user interface, a cookie is set in order to remember your preference. These cookies are set only after the user has given consent to us to use cookies. Until User revokes

Google Analytics

To maintain and improve the quality of our website we use Google Analytics. It is necessary for this service to use cookies to measure how our audience are using our website and these cookies may be persistent cookies.

Google uses the following cookies.

Name Typical Content Expires
_utma randomly generated number 2 years
_utmb randomly generated number 30 minutes
_utmc randomly generated number when you close your browser
_utmx randomly generated number 2 years
_utmxx randomly generated number 2 years
_utmz randomly generated number and information on how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search) 6 months