Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity. Information kept may encompass actions and preferences including login, language, font size and other display preferences.

How do we use cookies?

Necessary cookies – These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website or make use of online booking forms.

Google analytics – This site uses Google Analytics to track user interaction. We use this data to determine the number of people using our site, to better understand how they find and use our web pages and to see their journey through the website. Google Analytics records data such as your geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system however none of this information personally identifies you to us at The Lancashire Colleges.

Google Analytics also records your computer’s IP address which could be used to personally identify you but Google do not grant us access to this. We consider Google to be a third party data processor (see below). Google Analytics makes use of cookies. Disabling cookies on your internet browser will stop Google Analytics from tracking your visit to pages within this website. The Google Analytics privacy policy can be read here.

By using the site, the user consents to the processing of data about that user by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Functionality cookies – these are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences.

Third-party cookies – (for example, twitter). Some third party software utilises its own cookies over which we have little or no control. You can find out about the use of cookies by visiting the third party’s website.

Enabling some of these cookies is not strictly necessary for the website to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience. You can delete or block these cookies, but if you do that some features of this site may not work as intended.

How to control cookies?

You can set your browser not to accept cookies. The ‘help’ function within your browser should tell you how to remove cookies from your browser or for further information visit
www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

The Lancashire Colleges
Cookie Policy

(July 2019)