Cookie Policy

You may have heard about the recent change in the law regarding the use of Cookies on websites. By law we are required to tell you about the Cookies used by this website and gain your permission if they are not essential to the functionality of the website.

What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that we, and in certain circumstances third parties, place on your browser when you visit our websites. Cookies, amongst other things, help us to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our website.

How do we and third parties use cookies?

You should be aware that information about you may be collected through the use of cookies when you use ICHF websites and/or selected third party sites. It is essential that we use some cookies in order to provide you with the services you have requested from us. Some cookies, however, whilst useful, are not essential, and when using ICHF websites you agree to the use of these non-essential cookies unless you specifically set your browser to reject them. Please see ‘How to manage or refuse cookies’ below for further details.

We use two types of cookies – First Party Cookies and Third Party Cookies.

First Party Cookies

The First Party Cookies are set by the ICHF website and include:

Session ID Cookie – this cookie is required for the operation of our website to ensure it can associate your shopping basket contents or web form entries with your device as opposed to anyone else who is browsing the website. This cookie also enables you to log into secure areas of our website. This is to ensure your privacy and to prevent any details you enter into our website from being displayed to another user. This cookie does not contain any personal information and expires when you close your browser window.

Cookie Notice Popup Cookie – our website also uses a cookie to note that you have seen our Cookie Notice popup (the banner that pops up when you first access our website, informing you of our use of cookies). The cookie prevents the popup from showing each time you load a page of our website. This cookie is persistent and expires after 14 days.

Third Party Cookies

We use Google Analytics to track our website traffic, which requires a cookie to log your visit. This cookie is set by the Google webserver. It allows us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. Please click here for further information on privacy at Google.

Our website also uses functionality provided by third parties, for example news feeds or the ability for you to share our content on social networking sites. Cookies are set on our website by Facebook and Twitter. We have no control over these cookies. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with their privacy policies to understand how the information they collect through cookies is used.

Other third parties may from time to time use cookies on our websites, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies. These are used to recognise repeat visitors to ICHF websites and customise the visitor experience. They may also be used in conjunction with other information we or our third party partners hold to attempt to record specific browsing information (for example, regarding the way visitors arrive at ICHF websites, pages viewed, options selected, information entered and the path taken through the ICHF websites).

How to manage or refuse cookies

If you do not want your browser to accept cookies and use them in the ways described above and in our Privacy Policy, it is possible to change your browser settings. It is also possible to delete existing cookies from your browser. However, blocking all cookies will affect your web experience and may result in some parts of ICHF websites not functioning properly.

The procedure for modifying your cookie preferences is different for each internet browser and we recommend you visit the following websites for further information on altering your cookie settings:

For more detailed information on how to clear or disable all of your browser cookies, please click here.