About Cookies

We may also store information about your use of the website using cookies which we can access when you visit our site in future. We do this for the purposes outlined below. If you do not know what cookies are, or how to control or delete them, then we recommend you visit www.aboutcookies.org for detailed guidance. If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your computer, please refer to the instructions for your file management software to locate the file or directory that stores cookies. Information on deleting or controlling cookies is available at www.aboutcookies.org. Please note that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site.

The list below describes the cookies we use on this site and what we use them for. We generally operate an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that we give you the opportunity to withhold your consent by clicking to not use cookies, adjusting your browser settings or by not using the website. If you proceed to use the website without taking any of these actions, we assume you are happy with this usage. If you are not happy to consent, then you should either not use this site, or you should delete the cookies having visited the site, or you should browse the site after adjusting your settings or using your browser’s anonymous usage setting (e.g. called “Incognito” in Chrome, “InPrivate” for Internet Explorer, “Private Browsing” in Firefox and Safari etc.)

Cookies we use

The NIFHS website uses some cookies that are strictly necessary for its services which are explicitly requested by the user. For example, when a site user has chosen goods they wish to buy and clicks the ‘add’ to basket and places their order the site ‘remembers’ what a user chose on a previous page to perform this service. Such use of cookies is strictly necessary for the services herein.

We also use some cookies to collect information about how people use the website and to enable users to share information.


When you buy items through our site using PayPal, your payment is processed by PayPal – see PayPal’s Privacy Policy online. The NIFHS website does not collect any of your financial details. The only personal data the NIFHS website collects is the information you provide us with, e.g.: your Name, Delivery address, Telephone number, Email address and Membership number (if applicable).

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use our website. We do this to try to make sure our website is meeting its users’ needs and to understand how we could do it better. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy as regards its analytics service at Google Analytics Privacy. The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:

Name Purpose Typically Expires
_utma This randomly generated number is used to determine unique visitors to our site 2 years
_utmb This randomly generated number works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time users spend on our site 30 minutes
_utmc This randomly generated number works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser when you close your browser
_utmz This is a randomly generated number and information about how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search) 6 months

You can find out about opting out of Google Analytics cookies on this Google page.

Opting out of cookies

Use our cookie control function (green triangle button at the bottom right corner of the webpage) to manage your consent. If you would prefer to disable cookies when browsing this website, all modern browsers allow you to do this. Webpages are listed below detailing how to disable cookies using four popular browsers:
Chrome cookie settings
Firefox cookie settings

Internet Explorer cookie settings
Safari cookie settings
Otherwise, we suggest using the ‘Help’ feature in your browser for further information, or consult the list at About Cookies.

More information on cookies

You may find the following websites useful for further information about cookies:
Information Commissioner’s Office