Cookies

Summary

This page tells you everything you need to know about the cookies we use, why we use them, and their impact on you. A cookie is a small file, typically of letters and numbers, which may be placed on your computer, tablet or phone when you access a website.

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users on our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

Cookies we use

  1. Strictly necessary cookies – These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.
  2. Analytic or performance cookies – These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how many visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  3. Functionality cookies – These are used to recognise you when you return to our website.
  4. Targeting cookies – These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use, the purposes for which we use them and the duration of time we hold them below.

Siteimprove Analytics: nmstat

This cookie is used to help record your use of the website. It is used to collect statistics about site usage such as when you last visited the site. This information is then used to improve the user experience on the website. This Siteimprove Analytics cookie contains a randomly generated ID used to recognise the browser when you read a page. The cookie contains no personal information and is used only for web analytics.

The cookie lasts for 1,000 days.

Siteimprove Analytics: siteimproveses

This cookie is used purely to track the sequence of pages you look at during a visit to the site. This information can be used to help us reduce user journeys, and enable visitors to find relevant information quicker.

The cookie lasts for the duration of your website session.

Google Analytics cookies: _ga, _gid and _gac_UA-158083505-1

These cookies are used to distinguish users and to understand Google traffic to the site. Contains campaign-related information for the user.

The cookies last for two years, 24 hours and 90 days, respectively.

_icl_current_language

This cookie stores the current language.

The cookie lasts for the duration of your website session.

_icl_visitor_lang_js

This cookie stores the redirected language.

The cookie lasts for the duration of your website session.

wpml_browser_redirect_test

This cookie tests if cookies are enabled.

The cookie lasts for the duration of your website session.

wpml_referer_url

The cookie stores the last requested URL on the front-end.

The cookie lasts for the duration of your website session.

dismissed-notifications

This cookie stores the dismissed notification.

The cookie lasts for the duration of your website session.

Manually managing cookies

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.

Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after 1,000 days.

Contact us

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at digitalmarketing@cityandguilds.com.

This page was last updated on 12/03/2020 at 13:40 pm

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