Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

A cookie is a small piece of information in the form of a text file, sent by a web server and stored on the computer of a visitor to a web site. It can then be read back later by the web server when required. The use of cookies is a convenient way of allowing a computer to remember specific information relating to a web site.

How we use Cookies
The following sites use cookies.

First Party
Blackboard - 

  • The Blackboard system hosted on collects user information for authentication purposes.  These cookies persist for the duration of the user session and are essential for the Blackboard Service.
  • The Blackboard system also collects information on the number of site and course visits. This information is anonymous and is not associated with the Blackboard user.

Third Party

Google Analytics – All Coleg Sites

The Coleg uses Google Analytics to collect information on the number of web site visits. Google Analytics uses Cookies to collect information on where and how the visitor came to our site.  Google analytics also notes the number of visits and the time of each visit.  It also notes how long each visitor spends on our site.  Collecting this information allows the Coleg to improve the service that it provides to their users. Google Privacy Policy

All Coleg Sites

The Coleg uses the following social elements within its websites.  These social elements collect information using cookies when the user interacts with them.  There is more information about their privacy policies on their websites.  These social elements allow the Coleg to interact effectively with their members and users. 

For more information on what cookies are and how to manage cookies go to the Directgov website

Rejecting Cookies
You can choose not to accept cookies and still use the Coleg’s website site, but some non-essential functionality will be lost.  The documentation for your web browser will provide you with instructions on how to disable cookies.

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