IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ!
Cookies are small text files which are planted by this website on your computer’s hard drive. They enable our site to “remember” who you are.
Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
We may use web beacons in automated emails but not in conjunction with cookies. See below for further details.
Please see the table below for details of the cookies we use on our website.
|ASPXAUTH||Session cookies are used to identify users on the vision2learn application. The session cookie will be deleted once you close your browser.|
|Persistent cookies are used by Google Analytics to track users’ movements through our site. No personal information about you is collected.||Click here for an overview of privacy at Google|
|Session cookie||ChannelID||This cookie enables us to identify the source of your registration for marketing purposes.|
|Session cookie||CampaignID||This cookie enables us to identify the source of your registration for marketing purposes.|
|Session cookie||BrowserChecked||This cookie is used to check your web browser to make sure it is compatible with our website.|
|Session cookie||SelectedMainMenuItem||This cookie is used for highlighting the selected main navigation link.|
There are a number of ways to give us your consent:
Most browsers are automatically set to accept cookies but if you are using Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Apple’s Safari or Google Chrome, you should be able to configure your browser to restrict cookies or block all cookies if you wish. If you disable cookies you should still be able to login and use any secure areas of our site. However, you may find you need to re-enter your user details.
Adjusting cookie settings on a web browser is not very easy at the moment, but the Government has promised that browser manufacturers will be making these settings more user-friendly so that they comply with new laws which came into force in May 2011. In the meantime, more information about cookies, including some browser-specific instructions on how to restrict or block cookies, may be found on the IAB’s website at www.youronlinechoices.com/uk. As at 1 July 2015, the relevant page for adjusting your browser settings is at www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/five-top-tips
We’ll tell you about new ways to indicate your consent to cookies as they become available.
Here’s some more information about the different types of cookies we use.
If you watch a video file or listen to an audio file on our website, you will be using Adobe Flash. This will store another type of cookie on your computer called a Local Shared Object or Flash cookie. It allows us to count the total number of times each file is played; how many people watch videos right to the end and how many people give up half way through. You can’t use your normal browser to remove Flash cookies but Adobe’s website explains how to do that.
We use session cookies, also called transient cookies, to identify and track users who enter any registered areas of our site. Session cookies are deleted when you close your browser. The session cookie is stored in temporary memory and is not retained after the browser is closed. Session cookies do not collect information from your computer. Typically, they will store information in the form of a session identification that does not personally identify you.
Also, called a web bug or a pixel tag or a clear GIF. A web beacon is an often-transparent graphic image, usually no larger than 1 pixel × 1 pixel, which is placed on a web site and/or in an HTML email that is used to monitor your behaviour when you visit our site or receive an HTML email from us.
We may use web beacons in automated emails with news from vision2learn to determine when they were opened (including by people to whom you forward the email) and to record whether a message was acted on. This helps us assess the effectiveness of our service communications. We will not know if you open an email if you do not download images when viewing one of our HTML emails, or if you choose to receive emails from us in plain text.
You cannot opt out of or refuse web beacons. However, where they are used in conjunction with cookies you can stop them by opting out of cookies – see the IAB website at www.youronlinechoices.com/uk