Updated: 28 April 2020
What are cookies
Cookies are small text files that our website(s) or services provided for us by other companies put on your computer. The information in them helps us to improve your experience of using our website and learning with us. Many of our cookies are deleted when you log out of your learning or close your web browser. None of our cookies contain any of your personally identifiable information.
Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies.
When you use and access the Site, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser.
If these cookies are blocked or disabled then much of the functionality of our systems will be broken.We use both session and persistent cookies on the Site and we use different types of cookies to run the Site:
Essential cookies: Necessary for the operation of the Site. We may use essential cookies to authenticate users, prevent fraudulent use of user accounts, or offer Site features.
Analytical/performance cookies: Allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and see how visitors move around the Site when using it. This helps us improve the way the Site works.
Functionality cookies: Used to recognise you when you return to the Site. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name, and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
Targeting cookies: Record your visit to the Site, the pages you have visited, and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make the Site and the more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
In addition to our own cookies, we may also use various third-party cookies to report usage statistics of the Site and refine marketing efforts.
Tracking cookies: Follow on-site behavior and tie it to other metrics allowing better understanding of usage habits.
Optimization cookies: Allow real-time tracking of user conversion from different marketing channels to evaluate their effectiveness.
Partner cookies: Provide marketing conversion metrics to our partners so they can optimize their paid marketing efforts. Some pages on our website(s) contain social network ‘share’ or ‘like’ buttons. The social network may set a cookie (or cookies) on your PC when you click on one of these buttons.
Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use some or all of the features we offer. You may not be able to log in, store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.