Cookies

How we use cookies

We want to be open in the way we use cookies, and to help you make informed choices about the information you provide to us and third parties when you visit our websites.

“A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded onto a device (e.g. a computer or smartphone) when the user accesses a website. It allows the website to recognise that user’s device and store some information about the user’s preferences or past actions.”

– From the Information Commissioner’s Office guidance on use of cookies

We use several types of cookies for a number of reasons across the college’s websites. Some are essential, while others you can opt out of or block. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may, however, prevent you from taking full advantage of the website’s functionality.

There are broad categories why a cookie will be stored on your device when visiting the college’s websites.

  • Cookies that make the website work properly for you and enable you to make use of any secure online services that we provide.
  • Cookies that collect data about your use of the website which is used to help us improve our online services.
  • Cookies that remember your preferences and make the site easier for you to use.
  • Cookies that are placed by third party services we make use of to enhance the information we present online. We have no control over these third party cookies, but specifically list their use and indicate the privacy statements of the organisations involved.

Some cookies are retained in your browser for only as long as you visit the website, while others persist for a longer specified or unspecified period.

This website uses the WordPress content management system, which uses cookies that are essential to its ability to function.

Cookies set by third parties

The following third party functionality is embedded into certain pages of the website and the third party will set their own cookie(s). We have no control over these cookies.

Google Maps

An embedded, interactive map is provided for convenience in finding our location. Their privacy statement can be found at: https://policies.google.com/privacy