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​Cookie statement

What are cookies?

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We use cookies on architecture.com for two purposes:

1. Login - these are cookies that are set by the portal directly. These cookies are used to verify whether your login has been authenticated (My Account users only).

These performance cookies collect information about how you use the website including the pages you visit and errors you experience. These cookies do not collect any information which could identify you as an individual, all information they collect is anonymous.

We use this information to improve the performance and content of the website. By using our website you agree that we can place these cookies on your device.

2. Statistics – to track how many unique users we have and how often they visit our website. These cookies are set by Google, Inc. Data we collect includes which of our pages are most frequently visited, and we use this information to continually improve our website.

What cookies are used on architecture.com?

First party cookies

RIBAArchitectureAuth
Purpose: Let's us know whether you have logged in, and if so, who you are. This lets us personalise your experience by giving you access to relevant content and services.
Expires: At the end of your session

RIBASitecoreArchitectureAuth
Purpose:
This holds RIBA membership information, such as membership type, to access relevant content and services
Expires: At the end of your session

ASP.NET_SessionId
Purpose: This holds a unique identifier for your session
Expires: At the end of your session

hide-beta-bar (advised)
Purpose: This lets us know whether you have closed the notice at the top of every page, so we know not to show it to you again
Expires: At the end of your session

RIBAExternalAuth
Purpose: This holds RIBA membership information, such as membership number, to access relevant content and services
Expires: At the end of your session

Second party cookies

_ga
Purpose:
Set by the Google Analytics software we use to measure usage of the site. It allows us for example to determine unique users, where they have come from, and when they last visited.
Provider: Google Analytics
Expires: 2 years

_gat
Purpose: Used to limit the amount of times information is shared with Google.
Provider: Google Analytics
Expires: 10 minutes

_gid
Purpose:
Used to distinguish users and their user journeys.
Provider: Google Analytics
Expires: 24 hours

_hjIncludedInSample
Purpose: This session cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether a visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate heatmaps, funnels, recordings, etc.
Provider: Hotjar
Expires: At the end of your session

Hotjar
Hotjar is a service that allows us to monitor how people use our website. Hotjar collects information about how users navigate and interact with the website, such as through mouse tracking and heatmaps, so we can improve the service we provide. For further information see https://www.hotjar.com/

Google
Google stores information on servers in the USA. Google may transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

Data collected and stored by Google is anonymous and does not contain any personal data or identify you. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Information on how to reject or delete Google cookies can be found here. Please note other websites to which this website may be linked, may also make use of their own cookies. You can also opt out of a third party’s use of cookies on the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt out page.

What cookies are used on images.architecture.com?

First party cookies

AUTHCOOKIE
Purpose: This cookie is used to securely log you in to the website. It does not contain any personal information and is automatically deleted when you close your browser.
Expires: At the end of your session

RecentItems_1
Purpose: These cookies are used to enable core site functionality. They track recent items that you have viewed.
Expires: After seven days

CookieSettings
Purpose: This cookie is used to remember your cookie preferences and identify which cookies you have enabled.
Expires: After one month

What cookies are used on RIBA Academy?

ILALANG
Purpose:
This stores language settings to display content and platform in respective language
Expires: At the end of your session

Ilp_JSES SIONID
Purpose:
This holds the ID of the session on the application server of the current user
Expires: At the end of your session

ILAAUTH
Purpose:
This holds user object information (such as firstname / lastname) for display purposes on the application and to restore the user's settings
Expires: After 30 mins

ILAOAUTH
Purpose:
This authenticates and verifies users
Expires: After 30 mins

ILA_CURRENT_COURSE_MEDIA
Purpose:
This is stored to navigate users back to content from where they left off
Expires: After 30 mins

XSRF_COOKIE
Purpose:
This is stored to hold the value of an XSRF token which is compared to the value from the system to verify the access to a page (block Cross site scripting request forgery CSRF / XSRF)
Expires: After 30 mins

oam.Flash.RENDERMAP.TOKEN
Purpose:
This is a Java Server Faces (JSF) technical cookie holding a token to point to 'flash scope' data (e.g. main framework error messages)
Expires: At the end of your session

oam.Flash.REDIRECT
Purpose:
This is used during page redirection
Expires: At the end of your session

ILA_USER_PROFILE_ UPDATE
Purpose:
This communicates date of user profile change between different parts of the RIBA Academy application
Expires: After 30 mins or before if profile is updated

de.imc.ila.cache.COURSE_UPDATE
Purpose: This indicates cache validity for course room area in RIBA Academy
Expires: After 30 mins

ILA_LOGOUT
Purpose:
This indicates user logout
Expires: After 30 mins

acceptPolicy
Purpose:
This indicates user acceptancance of system cookie policy
Expires: After 30 mins

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