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client browser, and then subsequently sent back only to the same website by the browser. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember
things that a browser had done there in the past, which can include user preferences, logging in, or having read pages on a site months or years ago. Cookies cannot
carry viruses, and cannot install malware on the host computer.
Session cookies are small bits of information stored temporarily in the client browser. They get deleted automatically as soon as the
user leaves the webpage.
Another type of cookie, known as a "persistent", would remain on your PC for a period of time. Except for its lifetime, it works in
exactly the same way as a session cookie.
The so called third-party cookies are cookies issued by websites other than the one you're visiting. For example, if a website allows you
to log in with your Google Account, it is likely that cookies issued by Google are being issued to your browser.
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Cambridge Assessment is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of information provided by those parties ("Users") who
access our web site at www.cambridgeassessment.org.uk ("Site") and we uphold the relevant data protection principles and process all personal data in accordance
with the Data Protection Act 1998.
Are third party cookies covered by this policy?
cookies and how these companies use the information generated by them will be governed by their own privacy policies and not ours.
Blocking and removing cookies
Cookies can be blocked or removed from your PC using browser settings, but there will be some deterioration in the service you receive.
For some websites, cookies are used for user authentication, so users might not be able to log-in if cookies are completely blocked.
Your browser lets you choose whether to accept, not to accept or to be warned before accepting cookies from specific websites. These can usually be found in the
advanced preferences (browser-specific). We recommend accepting cookies only from websites you trust.
For more details on Data Protection and confidentiality, please read the Privacy Statement available on the Cambridge Assessment website
that you're visiting.
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