About cookies and how we use them

By using the ICE Web site you're confirming that you're happy to accept our use of cookies. Here you can find out more about how we use them.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files placed on your computer's hard drive or in your browser memory when you visit a Web site.

What do cookies do?

Cookies help to make the interaction between users and Web sites faster and easier. For example, they can remember your preferences, login details or information you supply as you move through an application process. What cookies don't do is store any personal or confidential information about you.

Cookies are important for things like online shopping – for example they'll remember the items in your shopping basket and make sure they stay there until you complete your transaction.

In a similar way, when you apply for membership or an academic assessment on the ICE website, cookies help our site remember the information you give us as you move through your application. When you revisit a Web site, cookies also help the site to remember your preferences or registration details.

Are cookies safe?

Yes, cookies are small text files. They can't look into your computer or read any personal information or other material on your hard drive. Cookies can't carry viruses or install anything harmful on your computer.

Why should I keep cookies switched on?

We would like you to keep cookies active on your computer during your visits to our Web site because parts of the site rely on them to work properly. For example, you may not be able to access your MyICE account or apply successfully for Membership if your cookies are disabled.