1.1 ISTQB® is a is a not-for-profit association registered under Belgian law with registration number 0889.625.305 and with its registered office at 280, Boulevard du Souverain, 1160 Brussels.
Telephone: +32 2 320 2537
Post: Boulevard du Souverain 280, B – 1160 Brussels, Belgium
2. About cookies
2.1 Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your device’s hard drive through your web browser, if allowed by you, and that enables the websites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.
2.2 Cookies can be temporary or permanent. Temporary cookies are only temporarily stored in your browser or application. As soon as you close and leave your browser or application, those cookies will be deleted. Permanent cookies remain on your computer or mobile device, even if you close the browser or the application. Permanent cookies make it possible to recognize you during subsequent visits to the website or application. Permanent cookies remain on your device until their end date is reached, until a new cookie is installed, or until you delete them in your settings of your browser, application or mobile device.
2.3 First-party cookies are cookies that ISTQB® manages and that are specific to the visited or used online service. Third party cookies are cookies that are managed and placed by a third party. This happens during your visit or use of the website. Third party cookies ensure that certain information is sent to third parties by your visit to the website.
2.4 We do not ask your permission for the use of necessary cookies and functional cookies which are necessary for the operation of the website and to ensure that the website functions properly. However, the use of performance and analysis cookies and social media cookies require your consent which we collect via our cookie banner on the ISTQB.org homepage. Performance and analysis cookies collect information about the way visitors use our website. This is done with the intention to improve the content of our websites, to further adapt it to the wishes of the visitors and to increase the usability of our websites. Websites may also implement so-called embedded elements (“social media buttons”) of other third parties, such as YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. Such cookies are referred to as “social media cookies” and are used to integrate social media into the website via plug-ins. These third parties may be able to install their cookies on your device and subsequently gather information relating to your online activities, due to the fact that your browser connects to their web servers to retrieve that content.
3. Our cookies
3.1 Joomla Session Cookies
The Website is powered by the Joomla Content Management System (CMS). By default, the Joomla CMS automatically installs a so-called "session" cookie into your web browser as soon as you visit our Website. A session cookie is a temporary cookie that lasts only for the duration of your visit of our Website. It is deleted as soon as you close your web browser. This cookie is used for tracking the existence of your session on the Website and to validate your access to different parts of the Website.
3.2 Google Analytics Cookies
The information generated by the Google Analytics cookie about your use of the ISTQB® website is transmitted to Google and information will be stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to the ISTQB® website activity and internet usage.
You can read Google's overview of privacy and safeguarding data here.
|Cookie Name||Expiration Time||Description|
|_ga||2 years||Used to distinguish users|
|_gid||24 hours||Used to distinguish users|
|_gat||10 minutes||Used to throttle request rate|
3.3 Cloudflare Cookies
The __cfduid cookie is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. For example, if the visitor is in a coffee shop where there are a bunch of infected machines, but the visitor's machine is known trusted, then the cookie can override the security setting. It does not correspond to any userid in the web application, nor does the cookie store any personally identifiable information. Note: This cookie is strictly necessary for site security operations and can't be turned off.
4. Disabling/ Enabling Cookies
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. You can also manually remove cookies from your system. For more information on disabling and enabling cookies you should search for or lookup 'Cookies' in your Operating System Documentation. Please be informed that when you disable cookies, certain graphics may no longer appear correctly, or that you may be unable to use certain functions or applications of this Website.