Cookie Policy

IFoN - Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy relates to the site IFoN (“Site”) managed and operated by:


The Gallery House
Picketts Lane
Horney Common
East Sussex TN22 3EG
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 1825 712884


Cookies are small text files sent to the user by the visited website. They are stored on the computer’s hard disk, allowing the website to recognize users and store certain information about them to enable or improve the offered service. There are different types of cookies. Some are necessary for navigating the site, while others serve different purposes such as ensuring internal security, administering the system, performing statistical analysis, understanding the sections of the site that interest users the most, or offering a personalized visit to the site.

The site uses technical cookies and non-profiling cookies. The preceding information refers to both the user’s computer and any other device the user may use to connect to the site.

Technical Cookies:
Technical cookies are used solely to transmit communication over an electronic communication network or as strictly necessary for the provider of an information society service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to provide that service. They are not used for further purposes and are usually installed directly by the website owner or manager. They can be divided into navigation or session cookies, which ensure normal navigation and use of the website; analytics cookies, similar to technical cookies when used directly by the site manager to collect information, in aggregated form, about the number of users and how they visit the site; functionality cookies, allowing the user to navigate based on selected criteria to improve the service provided. Disabling cookies could limit the ability to use the site and prevent full access to its features and services.

Types of Cookies Used:
First-Party Cookies:
Cookies set by the website visited by the user, allowing the efficient operation of the site and tracking visitor behavior patterns. [1]

Third-Party Cookies:
Set by a domain different from the one visited by the user. If a user visits a site and a different company sends information using that site, third-party cookies are present.

Session Cookies:
Temporary cookies deleted when the user closes the browser. Used, for example, when registering on the site to identify the user on subsequent visits. IFoN. also uses cookies for system administration purposes. The site may contain links to other sites. IFoN. has no access or control over cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies used on third-party sites accessed from the site. Users should check the privacy policy of any third-party sites accessed from the site to understand the applicable conditions for the processing of personal data, as IFoN.’s Privacy Policy applies only to the site as defined above.

Persistent Cookies:
Stored on users’ devices between browser sessions, remembering user preferences or actions on a site. Used for various purposes, such as remembering preferences and choices when using the site.

Essential Cookies:
These cookies are strictly necessary for the operation of the site. Without the use of these cookies, some parts of the site would not function. They include cookies that allow access to protected areas of the site. These cookies do not collect information for marketing purposes and cannot be disabled.

Functional Cookies:
Serve to recognize a user returning to the site, allowing for content customization and remembering preferences (e.g., selected language or region). These cookies do not collect information that can identify the user. All collected information is anonymous.

Social Network Sharing Cookies:
Facilitate the sharing of site content through social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. Users can view the respective privacy and cookie policies by visiting the social network websites.

Main Cookies Used on the Site:

1. First-Party Functional Cookie from IFoN.

  • Purpose: Retrieve user settings (save user session and remember some settings such as accessibility settings)
  • Duration: Persistent Cookie [1]

2 .First-Party Functional Cookie from IFoN.

    • Purpose: Remember user location and language settings (anonymously) –
    • Duration: Not specified [1]

2. First-Party Functional Cookie from IFoN.

  • Purpose: Personalize page content based on the user’s device, choices, and settings (anonymously)
  • Duration: Not specified [1]How to Change Cookie

Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but users can usually change settings to disable this function. It’s possible to block all types of cookies or accept only some while disabling others. The “Options” or “Preferences” section in the browser menu allows users to avoid receiving cookies and other user tracking technologies and receive notifications from the browser when these technologies are activated. Alternatively, users can consult the “Help” section of the toolbar in most browsers.

Users can select their browser from the following list and follow the instructions:

    • Internet Explorer
    • Chrome
    • Safari
    • Firefox
    • Opera

From mobile devices:

  • Android
  • Safari
  • Windows Phone
  • Blackberry

For more information on cookies and managing cookie preferences (first and/or third party), users are invited to visit the platform. However, disabling navigation or functional cookies can cause the site to malfunction and/or limit the service offered by IFoN.

The Gallery House, Picketts Lane, Horney Common,
Uckfield, East Sussex TN22 3EG, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 1825 712884


Tel: +44 (0) 1825 712884


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