Cookie and Data Policy

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Cookies

The College collects statistical data about visitors to this site which is used to monitor web page popularity and the overall effectiveness of the website; this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device (computer, mobile phone, etc.). These include small files known as cookies. The information collected does not contain any personal information and will not identify individual users.

The software we use to collect statistical data is Google Analytics, you can read more about how Google uses the data it collects or download the ‘Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on’ to control data collection.

Colchester Institute uses cookies with Google to show adverts on sites on the internet, based upon your previous interactions with the College’s website. To opt out of customized Google Display Network ads, please click here. To find out more about how Google uses any data it collects please visit //www.google.com/privacy_ads.html. Any information collected is used only for remarketing purposes and will not be used for any other purpose.

What Are Cookies

This website uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the sites functionality.

For more general information on cookies see Information Commissioner’s Office page at: ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for the reasons detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

The Cookies We Set

Cookies Name(s) Description
WordPress Session
PHPSESSID
wordpress_test_cookie
wp-<name of setting>
wordpress_logged_in_<unique id>
wordpress_sec_<unique id>
We use WordPress as our content management system which uses cookies for authentication. That means that in order to log in to your website, you must have cookies enabled in your browser.

Information about the cookies wordpress sets can be found at: codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Cookies

 Jetpack comment_author_
comment_author_email_
comment_author_url_
akm_mobile
jetpack_comments_subscribe_
jetpack_blog_subscribe_
jetpackstate
jpp_math_pass
jetpack_sso_redirect_to
jetpack_sso_remember_me
stnojs
Jetpack extend wordpress features which we have turned on. The cookies are only set when a user interacts with one of these.

Information about the cookies used by Jetpack can be found at: jetpack.com/support/cookies/

Cookie Notice cookie_notice_accepted A cookie to hide the the cookie notice notifcation after accepting it.
Timely’s WordPress Core Calendar ai1ec_<setting> Cookies are only set when a user interacts with the event calendar settings.
Ninja Forms NF_WP_<setting> Cookies are only set when a user interacts with one of our contact forms.

Third Party Cookies

Cookies Name(s) Description
Google Analytics  _ga
_gid
_gat
AMP_TOKEN
_gac_<property-id>
__utma
__utmt
__utmb
__utmc
__utmz
__utmv
__utmx
__utmxx
_gaexp
Google Analytics is a simple, easy-to-use tool that helps website owners measure how users interact with website content. As a user navigates between web pages, Google Analytics provides website owners information about the page a user has seen, for example the URL of the page. The Google Analytics JavaScript libraries use HTTP Cookies to “remember” what a user has done on previous pages / interactions with the website.

If you want to opt out, download and install the add-on for your web browser: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/

Cookies expire after 2 years.

More infomation about the cookies set by Google Analytics can be found at: developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

DoubleClick

Google AdWords

Google AdSense

test_cookie
IDE
__gads
_gali
The Google AdSense service we use to serve our advertising on other websites and Google uses a DoubleClick cookie to limit the number of times that a given ad is shown to you.

Cookies expire after 2 years.

More information about the cookies and how to opt-out can be found at: support.google.com/adsense/answer/2839090

Google

Google Cloud

Google Maps

NID The NID cookie contains a unique ID which Google sets to remember your preferences and other information on Google websites/services.

This can used to personalise how you view Google Maps and other Google services that we use on our website.

More information can be found at: www.google.com/policies/technologies/types/

Duo duo_wordpress_auth_cookie
duo_secure_wordpress_auth_cookie
Duo is a third party two-factor authentication that we used for access to the website control panel.

Social Media

We also use social media buttons and plugins on this site that can connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, Instagram, will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

Copyright

This website and its contents (design, images, text, etc) are the property of Colchester Institute unless stated otherwise. You may not download, retain or copy website content other than for personal, non-commercial use.

Although Colchester Institute takes all reasonable steps to ensure that the content on this website is accurate it is for guidance only and does not form any part of any contract. It is the responsibility of the user to check the accuracy of relevant information before entering into any type of commitment.

Third party Websites

Colchester Institute cannot accept responsibility for the content of third party websites which we have linked to; these links are provided solely for your convenience.

Data Protection

All personal data collected from users completing online forms on this website will be treated as confidential and will not be passed on to any third party. When supplying information you are consenting to the College processing and holding this data.

The information may be used by the College to monitor student interest in the courses offered, attainment and retention levels. All personal information is held in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Changes to web content

On occasion it is necessary for us to make changes to website content. This might include changes to information about courses, campuses, services to the public, facilities or course fees due to legitimate staffing, financial, regulatory or academic reasons.

Examples of why we may need to make changes to content include:

  • changes to the law or regulatory requirements
  • industrial action
  • departure of key personnel
  • changes in government policy

Course information describes programmes offered by Colchester Institute or University Centre Colchester at Colchester Institute. The College takes all reasonable steps to provide courses as described, but cannot guarantee provision. The information is for guidance and does not form any part of a contract.

The College reserves the right to update and amend information as and when necessary. Colchester Institute will do its best to provide the courses shown, but may have to modify or withdraw a course depending on customer demand and other factors.

Fees are correct at the time of entering/printing information, but may be subject to change. The College cannot accept legal or financial liability as a result of any such changes.

Changes to courses may include:

  • variations to the content/modules and delivery method for course programmes
  • the cancellation, removal or discontinuation of course programmes due to lack of demand, obsolescence or changes to curriculum
  • the merger or combining of programmes or courses
  • the withdrawal or reduction of funding

Errors

The College cannot guarantee that the use of this website will be uninterrupted or error free. If you do encounter problems please report them by contacting our Web Team.

Viruses

Although every effort is made ensure that this website is virus free, it is the responsibility of the end user to check for viruses before downloading any content.