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Privacy & Cookies

Cookies

Cookies enable us continually to enhance our websites functionality and performance making it as easy as possible for you to use.

We utilise

  • first party cookies (originating from us) to simply track your visits between sessions and deliver a more personalised experience.
  • third party cookies (not originating from us) to provide analytic information.

Essential and Non-Essential Cookies

In order to access authenticated areas of the website (e.g. applying for a vacancy) it is essential that cookies are enabled and allowed. Other (non-essential) cookies are also used to store individual preferences (e.g. font sizes).

It is for these reasons that a cookie free version of this website is not available.

Facebook Pixel

We use Facebook Pixel on our website. Facebook Pixel is a tracking code which allows us to track and monitor the success of advertisements we use on Facebook and to improve the effectiveness of those advertisements by recording information such as the device you used to access our website and the actions you took on our website using cookies. We may also use Facebook Pixel to create retargeting advertisements and custom audiences for our advertisements on Facebook and on our website.

Facebook aggregates data gathered from our use of Facebook Pixel on our website with data it gathers from other sources, in order to improve and target advertisements displayed on its website or via its services, to improve its systems and to provide measurement services to third parties which use Facebook’s advertising services. You can find out more about how Facebook handles information they collect about you and other individuals by accessing their privacy policy, which is available here: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to provide additional information regarding visitors to our site. To opt-out of Google Analytics tracking, please visit the Google Analytics Opt-out for details of available browser plug-ins.

Which Cookies we use

fcotCourse
This cookie is used to distinguish which courses a user has added to their course basket before making an application. It contains codes to identify a course and expires after seven days.

PHPSESSID
This cookie is used to distinguish users and sessions when they connect to our site. It contains a randomly generated number and expires after two hours.

wordfence_verifiedHuman
This cookie is used to distinguish that website users are genuine, to help protect the website from attacks. It contains a randomly generated number and expires after one day.

Wp-settings
This cookie is used to store logged in users’ settings. It contains a settings string and expires after one year.

_utma
This cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site relating to the cookie, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred. Google Analytics uses the information from this cookie to calculate things like Days and Visits to purchase. It contains a settings string and expires after two years.

_utmb & _utmc
The B and C cookies are brothers, working together to calculate how long a visit takes. __utmb takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters a site, while __utmc takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves a site. They contain settings string and expires after one hour.

_utmz
This cookie keeps track of where a user came from, what search engine was used, and what links were clicked on. It contains a settings string and expires after six months.

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