On the 25th May 2011 the UK introduced an amendment to the “Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations”.  The amendment covers the use of cookies and similar technologies for storing information and accessing information stored on a user’s equipment, such as their computer or mobile ‘phone.

The law states that we can store cookies on your machine if they are essential to the operation of this site but that for all others we need your permission to do so.

A Cookie is small text files that can be used by web sites to make a user’s experience more efficient.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies to help analyse how users use the site. It counts the number of visitors and tells us things about their behaviour overall – such as the length of stay on the site or the average number of pages a user views, and which pages are viewed.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google undertakes not to associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

If you complete any forms on our website, such as a contact form, the information submitted will be transmitted to the college by email and stored in a secure database.