What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small data text file that is placed on your computer (the hard drive or your browser) when you visit a website. Cookies help to make websites work efficiently and provide us with information about how our website is used.
How can I control or delete cookies?
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 and how you can manage or delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
You can opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites by visiting https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
You should note that if you do not accept the cookies or subsequently choose to disable cookies, you may not be able to access all the services on our site. We also note that one of the cookies we use is essential for parts of the site to operate and has already been set.
What cookies do we use?
- Strictly necessary cookies: These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.
- Analytical/performance cookies: These are cookies which allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Functionality cookies: These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember any preferences you may have set.
|This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Analytics".
|The cookie is set by GDPR cookie consent to record the user consent for the cookies in the category "Functional".
|This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Other.
|The cookie is set by GDPR cookie consent to record the user consent for the cookies in the category "Advertisement".
|This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Necessary".
|This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Performance".
|This cookie is native to PHP applications. The cookie is used to store and identify a users' unique session ID for the purpose of managing user session on the website. The cookie is a session cookies and is deleted when all the browser windows are closed.
|This cookie is used to check if the cookies are enabled on the users' browser.
While we take all reasonable precautions to make sure that other organisations who we deal with have good security practices, we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other organisations whose websites may be linked to our service, or whose contact details we may provide on our website.
We are also not responsible for the privacy practices of social media providers with whom the College has pages or accounts.
We use a number of third party services to provide us with information on the use of our website, associated external resources and to provide you with relevant advertising. These services fall into two distinct groups: web analytics and advertising. Web analytics cookies collect aggregate data about how visitors arrive at and use our site and our content hosted on other sites. The College does not currently have advertising on its website. If this were to change, this policy would be updated to give you information on additional cookies being used.