Cookie Policy

Use of cookies on IPL’s Supplier Portal Website.


What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.


What Cookies are in use on the Supplier Portal?

Cookie Name Default expiration Description
_ga 2 years These Google Analytics cookies are used to collect information about the website traffic and performance of the Supplier Portal. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the Supplier Portal. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited. The information we collect may be used to create groups of users based on behaviour to improve the efficiency and relevance of the content of the Supplier Portal
Read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data
_gid 24 hours
_ga_<container-id> 2 years
_gac_gb_<container-id> 90 days
CookieControl 90 days We use cookies provided by Cookie Control to control user consent for the use of cookies on users computers in order to ensure that we comply with UK and EU law on cookies
ApplicationGatewayAffinity End of the user’s browser session This cookie is used by Azure (web hosting) to register which server-cluster is serving the user of the Supplier Portal. This is used in context with load balancing, in order to optimise the user experience
ApplicationGatewayAffinityCORS End of the user’s browser session This cookie is used in context with load balancing - this optimises the response rate between the user and the Supplier Portal, by distributing the traffic load on multiple network links or servers
SESS<session-id> After 30 minutes of inactivity by the user Provides the session for logged in users accessing the private area of the Supplier Portal

How do I change my cookie settings?

You can change your cookie preferences at any time by clicking on the ‘C’ icon, located at the bottom left-hand side of the page. You can then adjust the available slider to ‘On’ or ‘Off’, then clicking ‘Save and close’ .You may need to refresh your page for your settings to take effect.

Alternatively, most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit or

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:
Google Chrome
Microsoft Edge
Mozilla Firefox
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Apple Safari

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website

To opt out of tracking by Google Analytics across all websites, visit