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Cookie Policy

This policy only covers the Website of Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum Programme at Links within this site to websites of other organisations are not covered by this policy

Use of cookies

ISCP website

The ISCP website uses cookies to identify users who have logged into the website. This enables the site to recognise what level of access is allowed for each section, and what content should be displayed

Name Purpose
ASP.NET_SessionId Associated with a user session on the website
iscp Stores an authentication token, used to recognise a user has logged into the website

Third party cookies

The College makes use of the Google Analytics service to record anonymous information about visitors to the website. This information is used to gauge the effectiveness of the content, layout and navigation.

Name Purpose
Cookies beginning with _utm Identifying anonymous information about a website visitor by Google Analytics. This includes the pages visited and information about the web browser. Also see the Google Privacy Policy

Summary of terms


A computer program with a graphical user interface for displaying HTML files, used to navigate the World Wide Web.


Message given to a web browser by a web server. The message is then stored by the browser in a text file called cookie.txt. Each time the browser requests a page from the server, this message is sent back. A cookie's main objective is to identify users and personalise their visit by customising web pages for them for example by welcoming them by name next time they visit the same site. A site using cookies will usually invite you to provide personal information such as your name, e-mail address and interests.

IP (Internet Protocol)

All networks connected to the Internet speak IP, the technical standard which allows data to be transmitted between two devices. TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) is responsible for making sure messages get from one host to another and that the messages are understood.

IP address

If you are connected to the Internet your computer will have an IP address. For example, it may look something like this

Web Server

A computer that hosts a website and delivers (serves up) web pages to your personal computer.