What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer's hard disk so that the website can remember who you are. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the ‘lifetime' of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number. Cookies can help a website to arrange content to match your preferred interests more quickly and are used by most major websites. By themselves cookies cannot identify you.
Enabling Cookies on your computer
The IC's login process needs cookies to be enabled on your computer.
Transient or session cookies: If you view IC's standard web pages the cookies used are transient or session cookies and are only stored in your computer's memory during your browsing session, making it easy for you to move from page to page without having to login repeatedly. The cookies are not stored on your hard drive and do not collect information from your computer. All session cookies are automatically deleted from your computer when the browser is closed.
Permanent cookies: If you select the IC's partially sighted web pages or chose to use the online CPD system then a permanent cookie is created and stored on your computer's hard drive so that we are able to recognise you when you next return to the site. The cookies do not collect any information that may be stored on your computer.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, you may not be able to use all the features of our site if cookies are disabled. To find out how to do this click here.
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