This cookie policy explains what cookies are and how we use them on our website. You should read this policy so you can understand what type of cookies we use, the information we collect using the cookies and how that information is used. By using our website you are agreeing that we can use cookies in accordance with this policy.

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:

  • Essential
  • Functional
  • Analytical
  • Marketing or advertising
We provide more details on each type below.

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?

Essential 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.

Functional cookies

Internal usage

The site will use cookies to provide certain non-essential functions:

  • 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


Our Contact Us page is provided by one of our partners, DeskPro. They may use cookies inline with their privacy policy below. https://www.deskpro.com/legal/privacy


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.



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.

In addition, The Digital College uses cookies from Google Analytics to provide insight into your customer experience while using our site.

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.


The Digital College uses cookies from Google (Analytics and Ads) to perform the following functions to:

  • 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

Google's Privacy Policy is available here:

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?

Most browsers allow you to refuse cookies. You may block our cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. You can find out more about cookies and how to delete and control them on www.aboutcookies.org or click help in your browser menu.

If you block our use of cookies, you may be unable to access certain areas of our website and certain functions and pages will not work in the usual way. For example, you will not be able to shop online.

Changing our Cookie Policy

We may update this policy from time to time. Changes in technology, legislation and authorities’ guidance may require us to inform you of the activities we undertake where it affects your privacy rights. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are familiar with any changes.