ISTQB® Cookies Policy
2. About cookies
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
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.
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||1 minutes||Used to throttle request rate|
|1P_JAR CONSENT NID||1 month||Google ReCaptcha|
|cookieconsent_status||1 year||allow | deny - if cookies banner has been already accepted or not|
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.