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What are Cookies?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is downloaded on to your computer when you visit our website. It allows our website to recognise your device and store some information about your preferences or past actions.

The Cookies Directive

The Cookies Directive was adopted as an amendment to the e-Privacy Directive in May of 2011 by all countries in the EU. Websites that are either owned by EU businesses or directed towards EU citizens must inform visitors that cookies are in use, how these cookies are used, and obtain consent before cookies can be used.

How Do We Use Cookies?

Some Cookies on the Institute of Internal Auditors website are essential and are used at such times as when you log in, submit a booking form or ask a question. The site won’t work as you are expecting it to without them.

"Tracking” Type Cookies

At the IIA, we use Google Analytics which monitors the traffic on our Website. It helps us to improve its usability by understanding how you use our information and how you navigate the site. It collects information anonymously. We use Google Analytics Cookies to store anonymous information such as what time you visited our Website and whether you have visited before.

All the Google Analytics Cookies that are used on our site only send Data to our own server and is NEVER shared with other sites.

Login Cookies

We also use Login Cookies that ensure that you do not have to input your Login details if you are logging into our site from a device you have logged in from previously.

Session Cookies

We use Cookies to identify your session on the server. The session being an area on our server which can be used to temporarily store data. One Cookie called ASP.NET_sessionId is deleted from your device as soon as our Website is closed.

All these Cookies help to enhance your experience. If you aren’t comfortable with this you can still visit our Website but some features such as those mentioned above, will not be available to you.

How do I change my cookie settings?

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit or

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit

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Page last updated: March 2019