As is the case for a majority of big websites, to make the IMPCA website work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on the device that you use to access it.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is downloaded on to your internet connected device when you visit a website. Cookies are used by many websites and can do a number of things e.g. remembering your preferences, recording what you have put in your shopping basket, and counting the number of people looking at a website. The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally.

There exists many types of cookies, which can be divided in four main categories:

First Party Cookies are cookies which are set by this website and can only be read by this website.

Third Party Cookies are cookies which are set by third parties and that are used for different services (for example, website analytics or advertising).

How and why do we use cookies?

Cookies set by IMPCA are temporary cookies, which are automatically removed from your browser after 24 hours. You do not need to take any action to remove them. A number of our pages use cookies to remember information such as your login details, so you won't be asked again.

Enabling these cookies is not strictly necessary for the website to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience. We therefore encourage you to accept the cookies we serve. You can delete or block these cookies, but if you do that some features of this site may not work as intended.

We use third party services like Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a tool for web analytics that allows website owners and applications to better understand the behavior of their users. This tool may use cookies to collect anonymous information and generate reports on usage statistics without personally identifying individual visitors to Google. This information is helpful to plan and maintain the service. Most of these cookies are not essential for providing the services your request from us and can be blocked.

Also, some videos embedded in our pages use a cookie to anonymously gather statistics on how you got there and what videos you visited.

A complete list of the cookies that we use is provided at the end of this policy.

How to control cookies?

If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our or any other website, you can do this through your browser settings (please refer to your browser’s user manual). You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.



Set By

Cookie Name


Strictly necessary cookies:


CookieAuthentication= "ACMUserId"

Unique individual ID in IMPCA database



CookieMemberAuth = "IsMem"

Checks if user is Member of IMPCA



CookieAuthHeader = "AX"

Checks username and password



CookieMemberPayment = "NotPayed" 

Checks if membrership is paid to allow acces to the melberrs area





Performance cookies:


ga.js (Used to distinguish users)

Determine which domain to measure




Distinguish unique users




Remember the number and time of previous visits




Remember traffic source information




Determine the start and end of a session




Remember the value of visitor-level custom variables