Like most websites, we use cookies to track site usage and trends. We do this to improve the quality of our service, to customize your experience on SRI-CONNECT.

A cookie is a tiny data file that resides on your computer, mobile phone, or other device, and allows us to recognize you as a User when you return to the SRI-CONNECT website using the same computer and web browser.

We use a number of different cookies on our site. If you do not know what cookies are, or how to control or delete them, then we recommend you visit for detailed guidance.

The list below describe the cookies we use on this site and what we use them for. Currently we operate an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that we assume you are happy with this usage. If you are not happy, then you should either not use this site, or you should delete the cookies having visited the site, or you should browse the site using your browser’s anonymous usage setting (called “Incognito” in Chrome, “InPrivate” for Internet Explorer, “Private Browsing” in Firefox and Safari etc.)

First Party Cookies

These are cookies that are set by this website directly.

Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to collect information about visitor behaviour on our website. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. This analytics data is collected via a JavaScript tag in the pages of our site and is not tied to personally identifiable information.We therefore do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.

You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy as regards its analytics service at

Piwik: We also use Piwik (from Matomo)  to collect information about visitor behaviour on our website. Piwik stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. This analytics data is collected via a JavaScript tag in the pages of our site and is stored on our own server.

Joomla: Our website runs the popular Joomla CMS and cookies are used to store basic data on your interactions with Joomla, and whether you have logged into Joomla.

One type of cookie used, known as a persistent cookie, is set once you have logged in to your SRI-CONNECT account. The next time you visit the SRI-CONNECT website, the persistent cookie will allow us to recognize you as an existing User so you will not need to log in before using the Services. However, in order to access or change any of your private information (like a credit card number) or to send a message to another User, you must log in securely again with your password even if your computer has retained a persistent cookie.

Another type of cookie, called a session cookie, is used to identify a particular visit to the SRI-CONNECT website. Session cookies expire after a short time or when you close your web browser.

We use a session cookie to remember your log-in for you if you are a registered user and we deem these as being strictly necessary to the working of the website. If these are disabled then various functionality on the site will be broken.

More information on session cookies and what they are used for at

Third Party Cookies

These are cookies set on your machine by external websites whose services are used on this site. Cookies of this type are the sharing buttons across the site that allow visitors to share content onto social networks. Cookies are currently set by LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. In order to implement these buttons, and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside of our website. You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including on this website.

You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information.

Removing cookies

You can remove or block cookies using the settings in your browser, but in some cases that may impact your ability to use SRI-CONNECT.

Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. SRI-CONNECT does not store unencrypted personal information in the cookies.

Do Not Track preferences

Do Not Track is a feature that allows visitors to opt out of the options that allow online pages to track them for any purpose, including the use of analytics, advertising networks, and social platforms. The Do Not Track option is available in a variety of browsers including:

  • Firefox
  • Internet Explorer
  • Edge
  • Chrome
  • Safari
  • Opera

If you enable the Do Not Track option in your browser , Google Analytics and Piwik will respect your choice;

If you have enabled the Do Not Track option, you will not be tracked.This is an addition to the exclusion of collecting and analysing data for creating statistics for our online site;

If you have not enabled Do Not Track , but decide to do so, the cookie titled piwik_ignore will be stored in your browser. Visitors with the cookie piwik_ignore will not be tracked by Piwik;

If you have disabled all cookies in your browser, we will still collect some general information about your visit (e.g., the number of visitors to our site), but it will be less accurate and your visits will not be monitored (Piwik cookies will not be used).