A cookie is a small amount of data, often including a unique identifier that is sent to your computer or mobile phone browser from a website and is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Websites can send cookies to your browser if your preferences allow it, but to protect your privacy, a website can only access cookies that it has already sent to you. Many websites do this whenever a user visits, in order to track levels of online traffic.

On the CPA UK website, cookies record your preferences to allow us to tailor the website to your needs. Users can set their devices to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is received, or to not receive any cookies at all. The latter means that some features cannot be provided, therefore you may not be able to enjoy the full website experience.

When you visit the CPA UK website, the pages you see are downloaded to your device along with a cookie. Many websites do this to understand whether the device (and therefore probably its user) has visited the website before. This is done by checking to see it can find the cookie left there on the previous visit.

Each internet browser works differently, so check the "Help" menu to find out how to change your cookie preferences.

Information gathered by cookies helps us to analyse our website visitors and provide you with a better user experience.

In some areas of the CPA UK website we may embed photos and video content from websites such as YouTube and Flickr. Therefore when you visit a page with content embedded, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. CPA UK does not control the distribution of these cookies. You will need to check the relevant third party website for more information.

Cookie Access

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This cookie holds navigation, page id/information and variables crucial to the running of the website. This cookie cannot be turned off as the site would not work without it.

This cookie is session based and is deleted the next time you close your browser.

Google Analytics

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This cookie allows us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.