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1) Cookies and similar technologies

A cookie is a small text file which is placed onto your computer or electronic device when you access our website. Similar technologies include web beacons, action tags, local shared objects ('flash cookies') and single-pixel gifs. Such technologies can be used to track users' actions and activities, and to store information about them. We use these cookies and/or similar technologies on this website for the following purposes:

We use Google's analytics service (Google Analytics) to record site traffic. Google use these cookies to collect anonymous data, which we can then evaluate using their reporting tools.


2) Information collected

The information we obtain from our use of cookies will not usually contain your personal data. While we may obtain information about your computer or any other electronic device which you use to access our website, such as your IP address, your browser and/or other internet log information, this information will not usually identify you personally.

In certain circumstances we may also collect personal information about you but only where you voluntarily provide it (e.g by completing an online form) or where you purchase goods or services from us.


3) Consent for cookies

In most cases we will need your consent in order to use cookies on this website. The exception is where the cookie is essential in order for us to provide you with a service you have requested, or essential to the inherent functionality of the website.


4) Third-party cookies

We work with third party suppliers who may also set cookies on our website. These cookies and their third party owners, are included in the table below. These third party suppliers are responsible for the cookies they set on our site. If you want further information please go to the website for the relevant third party.


5) Cookies and similar technologies used on this website

The following cookies/similar technologies are used on this website:

Necessary Cookies

Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

Cookie name

Provider

Purpose description

Expiry

csrftoken

instagram.com

Helps prevent Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks.

1 year

 

Statistics Cookies

Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously

Cookie name

Provider

Purpose description

Expiry

_ga

worldskillsuk.org

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website

2 years

_gat

worldskillsuk.org

Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate

Session

_gid

worldskillsuk.org

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website

Session

 

Marketing Cookies

Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.

 

Cookie name

Provider

Purpose description

Expiry

ads/ga-audiences

google.com

Used by Google Ad Words to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor's on line behaviour across web sites.

Session

collect

Google-analytics.com

Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels

Session

fr

facebook.com

Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party

advertisers.

3 months

PREF

youtube.com

Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses You Tube videos

across different web sites.

8 months

rur

instagram.com

Unclassified

Session

tr

facebook.com

Unclassified

Session

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

youtube.com

Tries to estimate the users' band width on pages with integrated You Tube videos.

179 days

 

 

 

 


6) How to turn off cookies

You can set your browser not to accept cookies and the website below tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, some of our website features may not function as a result.

For further information on cookies generally visit aboutcookies.org or the Information Commissioner's webpage on cookies ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/

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