Last Updated: October 13, 2020

About this cookie policy

This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are and how we use them. You should read this policy to understand what cookies are, how we use them, the types of cookies we use i.e, the information we collect using cookies and how that information is used and how to control the cookie preferences. For further information on how we use, store and keep your personal data secure, see our Privacy Policy.

You can at any time change or withdraw your consent from the Cookie Declaration on our website. Learn more about who we are, how you can contact us and how we process personal data in our Privacy Policy. Your consent applies to the following domains:

What are cookies ?

Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. The cookies are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us make the website function properly, make the website more secure, provide better user experience, and understand how the website performs and to analyze what works and where it needs improvement.

How do we use cookies ?

As most of the online services, our website uses cookies first-party and third-party cookies for a number of purposes. The first-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function the right way, and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.

The third-party cookies used on our websites are used mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with our website, keeping our services secure, providing advertisements that are relevant to you, and all in all providing you with a better and improved user experience and help speed up your future interactions with our website.

What types of cookies do we use ?

Essential: Some cookies are essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of our site. They allow us to maintain user sessions and prevent any security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information. For example, these cookies allow you to log-in to your account and add products to your basket and checkout securely.

Statistics: These cookies store information like the number of visitors to the website, the number of unique visitors, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit etc. These data help us understand and analyze how well the website performs and where it needs improvement.

Marketing: Our website displays advertisements. These cookies are used to personalize the advertisements that we show to you so that they are meaningful to you. These cookies also help us keep track of the efficiency of these ad campaigns.

The information stored in these cookies may also be used by the third-party ad providers to show you ads on other websites on the browser as well.

Functional: These are the cookies that help certain non-essential functionalities on our website. These functionalities include embedding content like videos or sharing contents on the website on social media platforms.

How can I control the cookie preferences ?

Should you decide to change your preferences later through your browsing session, you can click on the “Privacy & Cookie Policy” tab on your screen. This will display the consent notice again enabling you to change your preferences or withdraw your consent entirely.

In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. To find out more out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit,

This Cookie Policy describes the different types of cookies that may be applied on the equipment of consumers who visit and any other websites (the “Sites”) owned and operated by IE-RE, Inc. and its affiliates (collectively, “IE-RE”).

We may update this Cookie Policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.   Please therefore re-visit this Cookie Policy regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and similar technologies. The date at the top of this Cookie Policy indicates when it was last updated.

If you have any further queries, please contact us by email at

Some cookies that we use through the Sites will collect personal information about you, or information that becomes personal information if we combine it with other data. Any personal information that we collect will be used in accordance with our Privacy Policy.


Cookies are a standard feature of websites that allow us to collect certain information from your browser or device when you visit our Sites.  In relation to the use of cookies by our partners and clients, note that we do not have access or control over these cookies.


We use a variety of cookies on the IE-RE Sites for several reasons.  We also may use web logs, pixel tags, or web beacons, which are pieces of code that may be used to read and place cookies on a web browser, to collect information about how you interact with websites or advertisements.

The sections below describe the types of cookies most frequently used by IE-RE on the Sites and explain their use.

Essential Cookies

We use cookies that are essential to making the Sites work.  These types of cookies enable you to move around the Sites and use their features.  For example, we may use cookies to record a user login, manage user sessions, authenticate users of our management apps, or adjust settings and functionality on the Sites.  Without these cookies, we may not be able to provide the services that are necessary for you to be able to use the Sites.

Cookie Names
__cfduidThis cookie is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. For example, if a visitor is in a coffee shop where there may be several infected machines, but the specific visitor’s machine is trusted (for example, because they completed a challenge within your Challenge Passage period), the cookie allows our security system to identify that client and not challenge them again. It does not correspond to any user ID in our web application, and does not store any personally identifiable information.
in_caThis indicates you are in California, as inferred from your IP address. California residents are shown an alternate version of the IE-RE including all required notices.
optoutThis indicates you excercised your right to opt out of “sale” of your information.

Preference Cookies

We also use cookies that collect information about your choices and preferences.  These cookies may allow us to remember language or other local settings and customize the Sites accordingly.  For example, we use a cookie to confirm consent to use cookies.

Cookie Names
consentThis indicates you consented to our privacy policy so it will no longer show you the consent banner.

Analytics Cookies

These cookies collect information about how people are using the Sites, for example which pages are visited the most often, how visitors move from one webpage to another, and whether visitors experience any difficulty using the Sites. Overall, these cookies provide us with analytical information about how the Sites are performing and how we can improve it, and in some instances, whether our advertising is effective or not.

Cookie Names
Google Analytics [_ga.js]We use Google Analytics cookies to collect aggregate statistical data about how visitors use the Sites so that we can improve the user experience and serve up the content our visitors find most useful. Google Analytics cookies store information such as what pages users visit, how long they are on the Sites, how they arrived at the Sites, and what they click on.

To learn more about Google’s practices and to opt out, please visit Google Policies, Google Analytics, and Google Opt-Out.

The following cookies may be used in connection with Google Analytics:

[_utma] Used to distinguish users and sessions.

[_utmb] Used to determine new sessions/visits.

[_utmc] Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.

[_utmt] Used to throttle request rate (e.g., to reduce the frequency with which a browser may request data from the server).

[_utmz] Stores the traffic source or indicates the advertising campaign that explains how the user reached our Sites.

eproofuiThis cookie is used to track the number of times you access the IE-RE, at what times, and from where.

Advertising Cookies

We may partner with certain third parties to deliver advertising that we believe may interest you based on your activity on our Sites and other websites over time. These third parties may set and access cookies on your computer or other device and may also use web logs, pixel tags, or web beacons. These cookies are used to deliver advertisements that are more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as to help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign.

Cookie Names
Advertising Partners [*]These cookies are associated with one of our advertising partners. These are used for preference based advertising. To prevent sharing among these partners, California residents may opt-out.
Google Ads [__gads]This is a cookie associated with Google Ads, a digital advertising service. To learn more about Google’s practices and to opt out, please visit Ads Settings.
Quantcast [__qca]This is a cookie associated with Quantcast, a digital advertising company. Quantcast provides website rankings, and the data the cookie collects is also used for audience segmentation and targeted advertising. To learn more about Quantcast’s practices and to opt out, please visit

* A range of cookie names may be used occasionally, depending on your browsing activity. All cookies not explicitly named here are Advertising Cookies from Advertising Partners.


You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. In addition to the options provided above, you may refuse or accept cookies from the Sites at any time by activating settings on your browser.  Information about the procedure to follow in order to enable or disable cookies can be found on your Internet browser provider’s website via your help screen.  You may wish to refer to AllAboutCookies for information on commonly used browsers.  Please be aware that if cookies are disabled, some website features may not operate as intended. For example, you will be unable to dismiss our consent banner for repeated visits, and if you are a California resident, you may not be shown the California version of our web site.