What are cookies?
Cookies are files which contain a small amount of information. Cookies are stored on the browser or hard drive of your computer or device.
These cookies can be one of four types:
- Marketing or advertising
What forms of cookies do we use?
Cookies can be in the form of session cookies or persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted from your computer or device when you close your web-browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer or device until deleted or until they reach their expiry date.
How do we use the four types of cookies?
Our site uses essential cookies to provide a basic level of service in order to meet your requirements. This includes session information such as contents of a shopping basket or site usage preferences.
- Storing customer preferences such as "items to display per page"
- Linking customer activities to Affiliates who may have referred them or to advertising campaigns for internal business reporting and management
Online payments are collected by PayPal. For security reasons we do not handle any data collection; instead customers communicate directly with PayPal via a window in our site. Paypal may collect information for their own internal use to improve their business process. Please see their information on the link below, which in turn can guide you to their privacy and cookie policies.https://www.paypal.com/uk/webapps/mpp/paypal-and-your-data
When you visit our website, we may automatically collect the following types of information from you: Your internet protocol (IP) address, your login information, time zone setting, operating system and platform, information about your visits including the URL you came from, your country, the search terms you used in our website, products you viewed or searched, page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information, (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs) and the methods used to browse away from the page.
Information gathered purely for analytical purposes will be retained by The Digital College, or Google on our behalf, purely for the use outlined in this section.
- present you with tailored ads based on your preferences
- improve the overall performance of our online marketing by creating a better experience for other users
Third Party usage of cookies
You may be referred to third-party websites as part of our service provision. This includes:- Highfield Qualifications - Learners undertaking Level 3 Food Hygiene courses
- ProctorExam - Learners setting a remotely invigilated assessment
Please refer to their Privacy/Cookie policies
How do you block cookies?