A cookie is a small piece of text sent to your browser by a website you visit. It helps the website to remember information about your visit and other settings that can make your visit easier and the site more useful to you. Cookies play an important role. Without them, using the web would be much harder.


We use cookies for many purposes. We use them, for example, to count how many visitors we receive to a website, and to give you a better experience using our services.


Cookies are there to improve your user experience by making it easier and faster to move around a website. 


For example, RCPI Online Services require you to log in to get access. If we did not use cookies, then you would need to enter your login details every time you went to a new service, because the website would not be able to remember that you had already logged in.


Our privacy statement explains how we keep your information private in our use of cookies and other information.


Cookies are meant to make the user's experience better, but some users prefer to set limits on the types of cookies that can be stored on their computer or mobile phone. 


By changing your browser settings, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies.


It is important to understand that, if you disable all cookies, some of our services make be slower or might not work properly.