Types of cookies: ICAP may place a small text file called a "cookie" in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain personal information, although it will enable the Site to relate your use of the Site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided to the Site (such as username) and to track your use of the Site. Tracking information is used to create information on user demographics and Site traffic patterns on an aggregate basis and is not connected to the identities or other personal information of individual users.
Session cookies are automatically deleted at the end of each browsing session (typically when the web browser is closed).
Persistent cookies remain until the expiry date and time set by the web server (or otherwise manually deleted by the user).
1st party cookies originate from the same domain as the website being visited.
Cookies used by ICAP
ICAP uses (a) system cookies to provide Site navigations, enable search functionalities, log your IP address which is automatically recognised by the web server; tailor the content of the Site to match your preferences to ensure that content is consistent if you return to the Site and is not duplicated; and (b) web analytics cookies to gather aggregated website statistics to allow us to maintain and improve the Site and your user experience.
(a) to store persistent cookies on your machine that will contain your username so that we can provide "remember me" type behaviour where you have agreed to such functionality and (b) to store within the Flash local storage area of the web browser your unique ID that is created as part of the single sign on ("SSO") authentication process. This will allow for subsequent SSO authentication and authorisation actions that you make.
You can set your browser to reject cookies but if you do so you will be unable to use some areas of the Site and other websites on the internet. As we develop how the Site works and offer more sophisticated services through it this will most likely rely on cookies.
For more information about how to reject cookies please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org/default.aspx.