Cookie Policy

Cookies are small text files that are often created when you visit a website, and which are stored in the cookie directory of your computer. A cookie is created when you visit us. We use both permanent cookies and session cookies. The permanent cookie stores a random number on your computer to help us count the number of times users return to our site. The session cookie lets us know which pages within our site you visit. A session cookie only lasts for the duration of your using our website. Permanent cookies do not expire when you leave our sites and may be used on subsequent visits to the sites. Session cookies expire when you leave our sites or switch off your computer. These cookies are used to improve services for you in a number of ways, including:

  • allowing you to browse the full site while having items in your shopping cart
  • preventing you from having to give the same information several times during one task
  • recognising if you have already given a username and password so you don't need to re-enter
  • measuring how people are using our services which allows us to make future improvements

The cookie (whether permanent or session) does not contain any personal information about you, and it cannot be used to identify an individual user.

If you do not wish to accept cookies, you can set your browser not to allow them. You should read the information that came with your browser software to see how you can turn off the automatic download feature, should you so wish. For more information you can learn how to remove cookies from your device.

There are two types of cookie you may encounter when using our site www.instam.org:

First Party Cookies

These cookies are our own, and are controlled by us. They are used to provide us information about our site usage, and allow use of our shopping cart system. Our domain (*.instam.org) uses cookies in several places. We have listed each of them below in detail, explaining why we use them and how long they will last.

NamePurposeWhere it's usedTypical ContentExpiration
[an array of 32 characters in length] This is a session cookie used to remember that you are the same user while you are visiting the various pages on our site. This allows the shopping cart to function and prevents you from having to login multiple times in one browser session. Across our site An array of 32 characters in length Expires on exit of site
EWAREID This cookie isused to validate you as a user for our online shop and login area. This allows the shopping cart and login area to function. On our shopping and login pages An array of 32 characters in length 4 years
ASPSESSIONIDCSSSTDQS This is a session cookie used to remember that you are the same user while you are visiting the various pages on our site. This is used for our online shop and login area. This allows the shopping cart to function, and prevents you from having to login multiple times in one browser session. On our shopping and login pages An array of 24 characters in length Expires on exit of site

Third Party Cookies

These cookies are generated from other companies' internet tools which we are using to enhance our site. For example Google has their own cookies for their map service, and these cookies are controlled by them. As we use a number of suppliers who may set cookies on their websites' behalf, the IAM does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check third party websites for more information pertaining to their cookies and their use. We have listed each of the third party cookies below detail, explaining why we use them, and links to their privacy policies should you want more information.

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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to help us understand our web traffic to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Across our site Google Privacy policy
Share This

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These cookies allow us to track what pages are being shared via the social media sharing buttons on the bottom of each page. Across our site Share This privacy policy
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These cookies work with the Share This social media sharing buttons which allow us to track what pages are being shared. Across our site ScorecardResearch privacy policy
Google Maps PREF
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These cookies allow the use of the interactive Google map feature. On our contact page Google Privacy policy

External sites which we link to may generate their own cookies. It is the responsibility of each individual user to learn about an external site's cookie policy if they so desire to visit that site.

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