What are cookies?
A cookie is a tiny file that is saved by your browser when you visit a website. This is sometimes referred to as “dropping a cookie”. It enables certain information about your visit to be stored by the site, to save you from re-entering information in the future (such as preferences) and to enhance the overall experience, including the speed and security of the website. Some of these cookies are essential in order for a website to run as you expect it to.
Some cookies are active during your session on the website, and will automatically delete after you close your browser. Other cookies are persistent and will either expire after a certain period of time (e.g. one month) or when you tell them to in your browser’s settings.
There are some cookies that are used to allow the site to function as you would expect, some of which are tied to your personal account with ICAEW, or provide ICAEW with the information to serve you the right content at the right time. Further cookies allow you to personalise and customise the website for your benefit, or similar purposes.
Understanding and setting ICAEWs cookies
To make cookies easier to understand ICAEW have categorised those that are present across its sites. Those that are necessary for the site to operate as you expect are legally permissible to be dropped. You have the freedom to control other cookies across ICAEW’s sites in the list below.