Cookies

Your privacy is important to us.

What are cookies and why use them?

Like almost all websites, we use cookies to customise our site for you. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer, tablet or mobile phone when you browse websites. Cookies can identify your browser and only the site that produces a cookie can read that cookie. Cookies cannot run programs or transmit viruses.

We use cookies to:

  • Make our website work as you would expect it to
  • Allow you to log in as a student
  • Remember settings during your visits
  • Improve the speed and security of our site
  • Personalise our site to you to help you get what you need faster
  • Continuously improve our website for you
  • Make our marketing more cost effective and relevant

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information
  • Pay sales commissions
  • Collect any sensitive information
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software you are using to view this website (i.e. your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies, we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you grant us permission to use cookies. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site, you can learn how to do this below; however, doing so will likely mean that our site will not function as you would expect it to.

More about our cookies

Our own cookies

We use cookies to make our website work including:

  • Making our shopping basket and checkout function correctly
  • Determining if you are logged in or not
  • Allowing you to add comments and access your course
  • Tailoring content to your needs

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

Third party functions

We include functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Our site includes the following which use cookies:

  • Vimeo.com
  • Youtube.com

Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as the number of people who have visited our website, the type of technology they use, the length of time they spend on the site and the pages they look at. This helps us to continuously improve our website and identify when our site isn't functioning as it should for particular technologies (e.g. Windows and Mac users).
The following “analytics” programs also tell us on an anonymous basis how people have reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have visited the site before:

  • Google Analytics
  • Clicky

Remarketing Cookies

Sometimes after you have visited a site, you might see the same website increasingly advertised on other sites. This is because advertisers, including ourselves, pay for these adverts. The technology uses a cookie which is sometimes referred to as a remarketing cookie. We use the adverts to encourage you to come back to our site. We are not able to actively contact you or reach you using these cookies as the whole process is strictly anonymised. You can opt out of these cookies by visiting the links below and using their "do not track" options.

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to prevent it from accepting cookies. However, doing so will likely limit the functionality of our website and a large proportion of the world's websites. This is because cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.

You can also control the remarketing cookies at the links above.

In addition there are websites that can help to prevent, block or allow advertising cookies. An example of one of these websites is Your Online Choices.

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