What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are stored in your web browser which allow a website provider (in this case Bury College) to know that you have visited the site before. By collecting, storing and using these bits of information, we are able to be more responsive to your needs and provide useful advertising to signpost site visitors to likely relevant college services.



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Why do we use them?

Cookies help us to know which pages you find useful and which you do not, so that we can provide a more responsive service. They can also help us to resolve problems if things go wrong, to understand how users use the site and improve the visitor experience going forward.

Our cookies:

  • Make the website work as you would expect
  • Remember your settings and preferences during and between visits
  • Improve the speed and security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Twitter and Facebook
  • Provide data analytics enabling us to continuously improve our website experience
  • Help in targeting potentially relevant college advertising

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information
  • Collect any sensitive information
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties


What type of cookies do we use?

Bury College uses both session cookies and persistent cookies.

A session cookie is used to identify a particular visit to our Website. These cookies expire after a short time, or when you close your web browser after using our Website. We use these cookies to identify you during a single browsing session, such as when you log into our Website.

A persistent cookie will remain on your devices for a set period of time specified in the cookie. We use these cookies where we need to identify you over a longer period of time. For example, we would use a persistent cookie if you asked that we keep you signed in.


How do third parties use cookies on the Bury College Website?

Third party companies, like analytics companies and ad networks, generally use cookies to collect user-information on an anonymous basis. They may pool this information to generate anonymised profiles of site visitor activity.


What are your options regarding cookies?

If you don't like the idea of cookies, or certain types of cookies, you can change your browser settings to delete cookies that have already been set and decline new cookies. To learn more about how to do this, visit the help pages of your browser.

Please note that if you delete cookies or do not accept them, you may not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages may not properly be displayed.


Useful Links

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