Cookie Policy

CILEx Regulation is committed to protecting the privacy of all personal information obtained from you during visits to CILEx Regulation websites. Our aim is to safeguard the security and privacy of your personal information whilst providing all the information you need to successfully complete any application or request for information. By using the CILEx Regulation websites, you indicate your consent to the collection and use of such information in accordance with the following Privacy Policy.

CILEx Regulation Cookie Policy

1. Introduction

This policy is to help members of the public and our members to understand how we use Cookies on our websites.

2. About cookies

Cookies are small files which are stored on the user’s hard drive for the purpose of identifying the user agent (web browser) and ensuring web pages are correctly served to older versions of web browsers.

Some cookies are essential in order for a website to run, while other cookies allow CILEx Regulation to provide you with a better service.

For administration of its websites, CILEx Regulation may use session cookies; a session cookie is a temporary file stored in a web browser that is deleted when either it expires or the browser is closed. No personal information is stored permanently within a cookie from this website.

3. The CILEx Regulation cookie policy

The main purpose of our use of cookies is to provide you with the most optimised user experience possible.

3.1 Navigation and function

We use cookies for navigational and functional purposes.

When you access CILEx Regulation websites, we use encrypted session cookies in order to validate your access to different parts of the websites. If cookies are disabled this disrupts the general functionality of the sites.

3.2 Analytics

The Regulation Matters website uses Google Analytics, an analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies to help us to understand how users use our sites. This ensures that we can optimise and improve your experience of our websites. Read more about how Google uses cookies.

4. The cookies we use

The following list gives the details of the cookies that we use across our websites.

4.1 CILEx Regulation cookies

Name Expiration Purpose Description


End of session Keeps users logged in Session cookie that stores encrypted state information for online applications,


End of session Storing log-in information Session cookie that stores log-in information


4.2 Third party cookies

Cookies used by Google Analytics:

Name Expiration Purpose Description
__utma 2 years from set / update Identifying unique visitors Helps to calculate unique visitor numbers
__utmb 30 minutes from set / update Determining visitor session Helps to calculate visitor session length
__utmc Not set Determining visitor session Helps to calculate visitor session length and whether a session has expired
__utmz 6 months from set / update Tracking traffic sources and navigation Works out referrals from other domains


5. Disabling/enabling cookies

You have the ability to accept or decline the use of cookies by changing your browser settings. You can also manually remove cookies from your system. However, we would like you to have the best experience of our website and it is likely that disabling cookies will limit the functionality of the Regulation Matters website.

If you are concerned about the use of cookies in relation to “spyware” you can use anti-spyware software to delete cookies that may be considered invasive, rather than disabling cookies altogether.

6. Consent

By accepting cookies with your browser settings and using the Regulation Matters website, you consent to the processing of data about you by CILEx Regulation, the other companies in the CILEx Group and Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

7. Further information

A comprehensive set of guidelines can be accessed from the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Published on 5 October 2017