This page provides information about cookies and how they are used on our website.
“I have had first aid training and now the IOSH course through Acorn. both courses were great very professional with both trainers being excellent getting the point across in a very relaxed way. Thanks Roger for an enjoyable course. I thought the pace, content and the way in which it was presented was first class. As an added bonus I thought lunch was great”
What are cookies and why are they used
Cookies are small text files that are stored on a visitor’s computer and enable information to be remembered by a website during a visitor’s current visit and in some cases are stored to be used on future visits to a particular website.
Depending on the web browsing program used cookies can be deleted or disabled but this may prevent you from using the website in the way you expected. 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.
What if you disable cookies when visiting our website.
• For anyone who is/has not logged into the site it should continue to work fine without cookies.
• However for anyone who needs to login or make bookings it will not.
When someone visits our website we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.
More information about how Google uses Analytics data is available at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
How do I change my cookie settings?
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, we would suggest the following reference sites:
- Information Commissioner’s Office - https://ico.org.uk/
- org - http://www.aboutcookies.org/
- Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie
The cookies used on our website are as follows. Note that depending on the pages you visit not all will be used.
These are used by Google Analytics to record anonymous visitor data.
The 1P_JAR cookie is used by Analytics for anonymous e-commerce conversion tracking.
|These cookies are used by Google Maps to collect anonymised data relating to the use of Google Maps and how many users are using the maps.|
|IDE||This cookie is used by Google as part of their Adwords services. It helps Google to tailor their ads for users.|
Used by Paypal as part of the payment process on our website. The _ga cookie is also included here as Paypal use Google Analytics for their own analytical data processing.
These cookies are session based and only last until the browser window is closed.
Used by our website software to record information about your general geographic location (used to remember your time zone, for example). These are known as session cookies and are deleted when you leave the live.
Used by our website software to temporarily store settings in the page(s) you are visiting to display the correct content for that page
These cookies are used by Twitter when interacting with our Twitter social feed. It helps Twitter to identify users and link them to a Twitter account.
Used by the website to authenticate user logon requests.
Used by the website to display the correct version of the website depending if a user is logged in.