What are ‘cookies’?
‘Cookies’ are small text files that are stored by the browser on your computer or mobile phone.
They allow websites to ‘remember’ bits of information or to store things such as the user preferences.
IRPC website may generate the following types of cookie:
- Anonymous analytics cookies
- Other third party cookies
Anonymous analytics cookies
Every time a user visits our website, web analytics software provided by a third party generates an anonymous analytics cookie.
These cookies can tell us whether or not you have visited the site before. These cookies are used for statistical purposes only and allow us to track how many individual unique users we have, and how often they visit the site.
Other third party cookies
Our website includes functionality provided by third parties (social media functions, etc). Because of how cookies work, our website cannot access these cookies, nor can the other organisation access the data in cookies we use on our website.
Disabling third party cookies may mean that the functions offered by these third parties will no longer work.
How do I turn cookies off?
It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website. However, we cannot tell if you are signed in without using cookies, so some functions of the website may not work for you.
you can also change the cookie settings on the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. you can use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details.
If you would like to find out more about cookies and their use on the Internet, please feel free to have a look at the links below:
Microsoft Cookies guide: http://www.microsoft.com/info/cookies.mspx
All About Cookies http://www.allaboutcookies.org/