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Privacy and Cookie Policy

Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (UK Regulations)

The following privacy policy explains how the IFR website use cookies to provide you with an optimised user experience, continued use of the site implies acceptance of these terms.

The following explains how the IFR website use non-intrusive cookies. Continued use of the site implies acceptance of these terms.

What is a cookie:

A cookie is a small text file that is stored by your browser (e.g. Internet Explorer or Safari) on your device (e.g. computer or phone). They enable websites to store user information such as preferences and settings. Cookies basically allow websites to remember users and their preferred settings for that particular site, enabling the site to respond accordingly.

The IFR website use the following cookies:

  • Anonymous analytics cookies can tell us whether or not you have visited the site before.  Every time a user visits our website, web analytics software provided by a third party generates a cookie.

Your browser will let us know if you have these cookies or not, if you do not we will generate new ones. This allows us to track individual unique users and how often they are visiting IFR website.

These cookies cannot be used to identify individuals unless they are signed in to the IFR website. If the user is not signed in then the cookies are used for statistical purposes only. If you are signed in we will know the details supplied for this purpose such as username and email address.


  • Registration cookies signal to us whether the user is signed in or not, once registered with the IFR website.

We use these cookies to determine which account you are signed in with and which services you are allowed access to. It also allows us to link comments and posts with the correct username.

As long as you have not selected 'keep me signed in' the cookies will be deleted when you logout, close your browser or shut down your computer.

Removing Cookies:
The IFR website will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you.  However you may wish to restrict or block the cookies set by us and this can be done through your browser settings.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit which contains comprehensive information on browsers (as above), how to delete cookies from your computer and more general information. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the IFR website.

The IFR website uses a number of suppliers who also set cookies on our behalf in order to deliver the services that they are providing.