A cookie is a tiny file that is stored on a user's computer or electronic device 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.
When visiting any webpage ending with the suffix cips.org, we cookies that allow you to:
- carry information across pages of the site
- avoid having to re-enter information
- maintain a shopping basket or booking form
- after member login, to access member only information or receive member only privileges.
Types of cookies
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
We also use third party cookies such as Facebook Pixel, LinkedIn Insights and Twitter Universal Website Tag to monitor how our website is used and to better tailor the website to you and the promotions that you may see.
If you want to find out more about how to control your cookies please visit the links below depending on the web browser that you use. However, please remember that if you choose not to receive cookies at any time, the CIPS website may not function properly and certain services will not be provided which may affect your experience of the website.
You may also find the information on www.aboutcookies.org useful. This website is run by anexternal company to CIPS and we cannot verify the content of this website.