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Cookies. We've all heard of them. We've all clicked whatever button the banner wants to make it go away. But they're an important part of the web - and if you're reading this, you've got one of our cookies in your jar right now (delicious). "You put a cookie in my jar?", I hear you ask. "Without asking?!"

Why are you storing biscuits on my phone?

Cookies. They're little bits of data that make the web work. When you access one of the IWGB's online services, such as this website, we give one to your browser to keep, for free, so that we can recognise you when you come back.

What cookies do you store?

IwgbSession controls essential functions of this website, such as making sure it always appears in the langauge you speak, or making sure you're browsing safely. If you don't visit for 30 days, we delete it from your device.

IwgbMemberSession helps you use our member services, like signing up to the IWGB. Without this cookie, you wouldn't be able to enter your information and set up your payment securely. This cookie is only set if it's needed, and will be deleted around 24 minutes after it was last used.

cf_use_ob, __cfduid and cf_ob_info are used by the network that beams this website down to your screen. If there's anybody nasty on the network at the time you visit, they make sure you're not caught in the crossfire. They also can help cover for us if we have any tech issues. If you're interested, you can find out more about these cookies.

How do I stop you storing cookies?

If you've read this far, you'll know from above that the cookies we use are essential to the functionality of our services. As such, while we have this page to inform you of what we store, we're not required to obtain your consent to storing them.

If you'd like to remove the cookies we've stored from your device, you can find instructions over on Cookies and You.

Sometimes, you'll encounter embedded content on our site, like this tweet:

When content is embedded, we're giving a little bit of our page to another website. It's up to them to manage their policies for this. However, we only feature embedded content from websites we trust.


  • We don't track you
  • We store some cookies to make this website work
  • They are not edible