- carry information across pages of the site
- avoid having to re-enter information
- maintain a shopping basket or booking form
- to allow you, after member login, to access member only information or receive member only privileges.
A cookie is tiny file that is stored on a user's computer and issued to your computer when you enter a website. It stores a small amount of information relating specifically to the client and the website. The cookie can be accessed by both the web server and the user's computer.
Cookies are used for a wide range of purposes, such as identifying your computer's previous visits to a website, ascertaining the most popular features of a website or enable a company to present specific information to users.
Types of Cookie
Session Cookies are stored only temporarily during a browsing session. No information about you is stored in the session cookie and it is deleted automatically as soon as you close the browser window to leave the site.
This type of cookie is saved on your computer for a fixed period (usually a year or longer) and is not deleted when the browser is closed. Persistent cookies are used where we need to know who you are for more than one browsing session. For example, this type of cookie is used to store your preferences, so that they are remembered for the next visit.
Third party cookies
Third party cookies are set by a different organisation to the owner of the website you are visiting. For example, the website might use a third party analytics company who will set their own cookie to perform this service. The webpage you are visiting may also contain content embedded from third parties, for example YouTube, and these sites may set their own cookies. For full information you should read the privacy policies of these sites.
Learn how to control your cookies
If you want to find out more about how to control your cookies please visit the links below depending on the web browser you use. However, please do remember if you choose not to receive cookies at any time, the CIPS website may not function properly and certain services will not be provided, spoiling your experience of the website.
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us.