What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files stored in your web browser on your computer. They help you navigate websites efficiently, by remembering settings and choices you make during your visits to a website.
There are two types of cookies: 'Session Cookies' are used to store information about your visit to a website, so you can easily pick up where you left off when you leave a page and then return to it. They are temporary cookie files, which are erased when you close your browser. 'Persistent Cookies' help websites remember your information and settings when you visit them in the future. This results in faster and more convenient access. These remain on your hard drive until you erase them or they expire.
The cookies we use on this site remember settings and choices you make during your visits to our website. We use them to save you time and to make your experience better, in the following ways:
- Cookies make our online shopping basket possible: the shopping basket on our website uses a cookie to store information about you and your shopping basket choices. The cookie remembers the courses you have stored in your shopping basket until you are ready to enrol. The cookie also remembers information you provide (such as your name and address) so that you don't need to re-enter this information every time you enrol on a course.
If you were to block cookies via your browser settings you would not be able to log in to our site and use the shopping basket to purchase courses online. Doing this may also prevent you from using some websites altogether.
- Cookies improve our course search: the course search uses a cookie to remember your filtering choices so we don't have to reload the page everytime you change the filters.
What specific cookies are set on our website?
We only set a single session cookie, called PHPSESSID and, as this is a session cookie, it expires when you close your browser.
We use Google Analytics to monitor the traffic to our website. We set the cookies named in the table below to do this.
|_utma||Used to determine if you are a unique visitor to our site.||randomly generated number||2 years|
|_utmb||Used to track continuous usage of the site.||randomly generated number||30 minutes|
|_utmc||This cookie is no longer used by our site, but is set for backwards compatibility by Google||randomly generated number||when you close your browser|
|_utmz||Used to store information about how you got to our site.||randomly generated number and information on how the site was reached||6 months|
For more information about the cookies named above, please visit Cookies set by Google Analytics.
What is the EU Cookie Law?
The EU Cookie Law is amended privacy legislation that requires websites to obtain informed consent from visitors before they can store or retrieve any information on a computer or any other web connected device - taken from http://www.cookielaw.org/.