Cookies Policy

When you visit this site, we would like to place cookies on your computer to help us make this website better.

When someone visits Digital Isle of Man, we collect standard Internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. And we do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting any of our websites. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it. 

What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on a user’s computer (or mobile device) that is created when a user visits a website using a program called a browser (for example Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari).

A cookie isn't a program itself and doesn't actively do anything on a user's computer. A cookie cannot be used to identify a user personally but they do contribute to improving a user's experience of a website.

A cookie simply allows the website to read the contents of the cookie text file. The text file itself simply contains a unique identifier code; the site name and some digits and numbers.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why. 

None of these cookies collect any personally identifiable information.





Cloudflare cookie


This cookie is part of our content delivery network. It is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address you are coming from and protect website availability and performance. This cookie does not store any personally identifiable information about you.

6 years

Device cookie


If you decide to switch to the mobile site (or to the desktop site from mobile), then we use a cookie to remember this choice in order to serve your preferred layout of the site. 

6 months

ISA Web Publishing Load Balancing cookie


When using an ISA Server to handle load balancing and web requests an ISA server will place Cookies to allow ISA Server to internally configure routes for internal requests. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser.


Page Rating cookies


A cookie is set when you rate a page. The cookie stores the date and time you rated the page. The cookie is used to track which pages have been rated. The number in the name of the cookie is the ID of the page, i.e. "PageRating6397".

2 weeks

AddThis cookies


We use AddThis to enable you to share our pages with social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. AddThis uses several cookies to generate statistics on social media sharing.

2 years

Google Analytics cookies


Used to distinguish users. You can opt out of Google Analytics cookie.

2 years


Determines the number of unique visitors to the site

2 years


This works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time you spend on our site

30 minutes


This works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser

when you close your browser


This provides information about how you reached the site (e.g. from another website or a search engine)

6 months


How do I disable cookies?

Each browser has different settings which allow a user to adjust their particular cookie permissions

For Internet Explorer

For Firefox

For Chrome

For Safari (OS X)

For Safari (iOS)

For Android

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