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What are JavaScript and Cookies?
JavaScript is a type of computer language which automates important functions.

Cookies are files which save important information to your device each time you log in to eGDC.

eGDC as with many other websites and web applications uses both JavaScript and Cookies.

They are important to allow eGDC to operate correctly and for important functions to work, improving your overall experience and security on the site. In particular, they are essential for updating your Personal and Security details, CPD and accessing the Help and FAQs webpages.

Q: How can I check if they are enabled on my browser?
A: Use the links below to check if your browser has Javascript and Cookies enabled. You will also find more information on how to enable them if they are not currently enabled
Q: I’m unable to enable either JavaScript or Cookies?
A: If either are disabled and you are unable to enable them you will encounter issues when using eGDC. Either install an alternative browser to your device (see list below) or access eGDC on an alternative device.

Q: JavaScript and Cookies are enabled, but I still have problems?
A: If you have confirmed that JavaScript and Cookies are enabled but you are still encountering problems, your browser may be out of date and require updating. Either update your existing browser to the latest version, install an alternative browser to your device, (see list below) or access eGDC on an alternative device.

If you are using a work based device, do consult your IT department before updating or installing new software, this could affect other applications on your device.
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Which internet browsers support eGDC?
We test eGDC on the most popular browsers currently used which include:

  • Google Chrome 29.0 or later
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 or later
  • Mozilla Firefox 30 or later
  • Safari 6.1 or later

We cannot guarantee a problem-free experience or support eGDC when accessed on an older browser or a browser not listed above.

eGDC has been tested on the browsers listed above on the following operating systems:
  • Windows 7 and later
  • Mac OSX 10.0 and later
  • iOS 6.0 and later

Internet Explorer 6 & 7
Some healthcare organisations use Internet Explorer 6 or 7 within the workplace, this is not compatible with eGDC and issues on the site will be experienced. We would recommend accessing eGDC on an alternative device.

If you are using a work based device, do consult your IT department before updating or installing new software, this could affect other applications on your device.

Mobile Devices
eGDC has been designed to work on the most popular mobile devices including iPad’s, iPhone’s, tablets and smart phones.

Javascript
You will also require JavaScript and Cookies to be enabled, see the section above.


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