Use of Information
We will use your information to provide and personalise our service. Where we collect personal data, we store this securely in both hard copy and electronic copy. This data may be used to compile reports and statistics that comply with contractual requirements and general administration purposes. We ensure that the provisions and obligations imposed by the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Data Protection Principles together with any subsequent re-enactment or amendment thereof in storing and processing personal data, are complied with at all times. We may use your information to send you news which we think may be of interest to you. We may contact you by post, email or telephone for these purposes. We will never pass your personal data to anyone else, except for parties such as Awarding Organisations or Assessment Centers.
To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most big websites do this too.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another. For example, for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent’ cookie). Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, storing your preferences, and generally improving your experience of a website. Cookies make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier.
Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers.
Cookies we use
Use: Record basic computer info such as: repeat visits; page usage; country of origin
Type: Third Party session and persistent cookies Expires: The cookie lasts 2 years
Google +1, Facebook Like, Twitter Tweet, LinkedIn, YouTube etc
Use: We use this software so you can share our pages. The cookies determine if you are already logged into Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc
Type: Third party session cookies
What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set:
Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their computer or mobile device a bit intrusive. Although this is generally quite harmless you may not, for example, want to see advertising that has been targeted to your interests. If you prefer, it is possible to block some or all cookies, or even to delete cookies that have already been set; but you need to be aware that you might lose some functions of the website. You can block cookies by going into your browsers control panel/preferences.