Privacy & Cookies

A "cookie" is a small text file that attaches to the hard drive of your computer and remembers information about the configuration of your computer.

We use this information to track your movements through our Site, to find out how it is being used and to assess its usefulness. Personal information about you is not collected during the tracking process.

You can disable the cookies that we attach if your browser supports this. For further information on how to do this, please refer to www.allaboutcookies.org. However, you should bear in mind that if you exercise this option, you may be unable to use some of our on-line services.

Some third party services on our website may also set cookies if you specifically allow this.

Cookies collect anonymous information about how visitors use our site, which is then used to help improve the site. The information collected includes the number of site visitors, where visitors come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Our cookies

Our cookies

Cookies used on www.nescol.ac.uk:

_ga

Expiration Time: 2 years
Description: Google Analytics - used to distinguish users.

_gat

Expiration Time: 10 minutes
Description: Google Analytics - used to throttle request rate.

has_js

Expiration Time: Session (expires on site exit)
Description: This helps the website understand browser Javascript functionality — an on/off flag that denotes whether or not the browser supports Javascript.

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Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a reporting tool for websites which allows us to view anonymous information about how our website is used, and how visitors get to our website. Google Analytics uses cookies to define user sessions, as well as to provide a number of key features in the Google Analytics reports. Google Analytics cookies do not collect personal data about our visitors. More technical information about Google Analytics cookie usage can be found at: developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage.

Google's privacy policy is available at: www.google.com/policies/privacy.

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Use of third party websites

Because we want your experience of our Site to be as informative and useful as possible, we may provide links to websites operated by third parties ("Third Party Websites"). Please be aware that we do not control such Third Party Websites and that such Third Party Websites may send their own cookies to users, or otherwise collect data or solicit personal information. We assume no responsibility for the information gathering practices of Third Party Websites that you are able to access through our Site, and we encourage you to review each Third Party Website's privacy policy before disclosing any personally identifiable information.

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