Data We Collect
We do not collect personally identifiable details about you unless you choose to submit them – via a membership application, event registration, publications order or other form of contact. Where we do this, we collect the information we need for that process and only use it for that purpose.
We use Google Analytics to look at how our website is used, based on aggregated visitor data. This analysis does not identify individual users, but lets us see trends such as popular content, visitor countries, browsers/devices used, etc. We can then use this data to help improve the website.
IMCA does not collect credit card details and where they are submitted, they are deleted from IT systems (or physically destroyed, as appropriate). For your security, all card payments are collected via PayPal or Stripe using their secure servers. Card details are provided directly to those services and not made available to IMCA – we receive data relevant to the purchase being made, but not card details or other card data that, if intercepted, could pose a security risk to you.
Our web site uses a technology known as cookies to store small amounts of data on our visitors’ computers or devices. Cookies are small pieces of text data that can be placed on a visitor’s computer, normally to provide enhanced functionality and/or improved relevancy of information.
First party cookies (our website creates these):
Details are provided in tables below, listing various cookies that are set for users of stores with the WooCommerce
|woocommerce_cart_hash||session||Helps WooCommerce determine when cart contents/data changes.|
|woocommerce_items_in_cart||session||Helps WooCommerce determine when cart contents/data changes.|
|wp_woocommerce_session_||2 days||Contains a unique code for each customer so that it knows where to find the cart data in the database for each customer.|
|store_notice[notice id]||session||Allows customers to dismiss the Store Notice.|
Third party cookies (may be added by a service provider we use, subject to your browser settings):
|__utmt||10 minutes||Used to throttle request rate.|
|__utmv||2 years from set/update||Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.|
We use Microsoft Clarity to capture how you use and interact with our website through behavioural metrics, heatmaps, and session replay to improve and market our products/services. If you consent, then website usage data is captured using first and third-party cookies and other tracking technologies to determine the popularity of products/services and online activity. Additionally, we use this information for site optimization, fraud/security purposes, and advertising. For more information about how Microsoft collects and uses your data, visit the Microsoft Privacy Statement. Specific cookies are listed in the Clarity documentation.