- remember user preferences and display customised pages;
- collect information to help manage and improve our web services;
- establish browsing patterns
While there are ways to block cookies, please be aware if you do this some aspects of our websites will not work correctly.
What is a cookie?
Put simply, cookies are small text files which are placed on your computer or mobile device by websites that you visit. They 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.
Only the website which ‘places’ a cookie will be able to access it or read its contents. Each cookie is also unique to a particular device and web browser (for example, if you use a different computer, or a different web browser on the same computer, you will have different cookies).
First party cookies
The table below lists the cookies that we set from a College website and in one of the College’s domains (portsmouth-college.ac.uk or tpc.ac.uk), and explains our purpose for setting each cookie.
acl-moodle.tpc.ac.uk and ilearn.portsmouth-college.ac.uk
|Moodle||MoodleSession||Provides continuity and maintains your login from page to page.|
|Adult and Community Learning Enrolment||AclEnrol||Provides continuity and maintains details of your selected course as you progress through the process of applying for (or enrolling on) an Adult Education course.|
Third party cookies
Our websites include features and functionality provided by third parties such as Facebook, Google and Twitter which may also set cookies on your device. In these cases, it is the third party that decides what type of information is stored in the cookie and how it is used.
These are known as ‘third party cookies’ and are set with different domains to the one displayed in your browser address bar.
The table below explains more about the third party services we use that may set cookies, and our reason for using these services.
|Some of our pages utilise Facebook features (such as the ‘Like’ button) which will store information if and when you interact with them. Facebook will store and use information such as IP address, approximate location, browser type, the URL visited, whether logged into Facebook and if so, the Facebook account. You can learn more by reading the Facebook Data Policy.|