Cookie Policy

This page will explain our cookie policy. The data we collect using cookies helps us understand our customers better so that we can provide a more focused user experience. Using the knowledge of your previous visits to our website, At Study Cloud can enhance subsequent visits by tailoring our content to match your requirements.

We use cookies principally because we want to make our websites user-friendly, and we are interested in anonymous user behaviour. Generally our cookies don’t store sensitive or personally identifiable information such as your name and address or credit card details. In the unlikely event that our websites use cookies to store personal information about you, At Study Cloud encrypts the personal data to prevent unauthorised use by anyone else.

What are cookies?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises those cookies. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu. For a video about cookies, visit http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/goodtoknow/.

Here’s a list of the main types of cookies we use, and what we use them for. We’ve described them using the categories recommended by the International Chamber of Commerce in the ICC UK Cookie Guide.
1. Strictly Necessary Cookies: These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided. Because these cookies are strictly necessary we do not need to ask for your consent to use them.

2. Performance Cookies: These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. Some of these are analytics cookies, set using third party web analytics software, which allow us to understand more about how our website is used. For example, like many companies we use Google Analytics to help us monitor our website traffic. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous and does not affect your privacy. It is only used to improve how a website works.
By using At Study Cloud’s website you agree we may place these types of cookies on your device.

3. Functionality Cookies: These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, these cookies can be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
By using At Study Cloud’s website you agree we may place these types of cookies on your device.

4. Targeting or advertising cookies: These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.
Most of our websites do not use targeting cookies. We will ask for your consent before we use targeting cookies.

At Study Cloud cookies typically contain:

What are cookies?

Cookies are tiny text files stored on your browser. We use cookies to remember your visits to our website to improve your user experience. EU legislation states that all websites should let you know when they are using cookies. Most websites use cookies and they won’t cause any harm to your device. This website uses cookies to help us see which pages our customers like and which aren’t working so well, so we can make improvements. Cookies don’t tell us who you are or give us any personal details about you.

If you do not accept the cookies you will still be able to browse our site but some parts of the site will not work.

Which cookies do we use on this site and why?

The table below sets out the main cookies that we use on this site and what we use them for.

Type of Cookie Cookie name Expires after Purpose
Site performance Web Trends 10 years Performance cookies collect anonymous information about how visitors use our website, for example how many visitors came to our website and when, what browsers visitors use and how long visitors stay on the site. This data does not contain any information that is personal to you.
Google Analytics:__utma 2 years from set/update
Google Analytics:__utmb 30 minutes from set/update
Google Analytics:__utmc not set
Google Analytics:__utmz 6 months from set/update
SiteStat: c1 5 years
SiteStat: s1
BIG-IP same day
Session has_js browser is closed These cookies are necessary to enable the website to perform essential functionality such as browsing web pages.
Drupal session 23 days

Enabling and disabling cookies

This website uses cookies to remember your site preferences. If you decline cookies you may lose some of the beneficial website functions of cookies. No personally identifiable information is stored within cookies. Therefore, we recommend you leave these turned on. To check if cookies are enabled on your device, please follow the steps below. Alternatively, view your browser’s help pages or information on how to manage cookies atwww.allaboutcookies.org .

Internet Explorer

  1. Click on Tools > Internet Options in the main toolbar
  2. Select Privacy tab to view your settings
  3. Move the slider to the level of privacy you prefer – privacy levels are shown in the table below.
Select this To specify this

Block All Cookies

Cookies from all websites will be blocked.

Cookies that are already on your computer cannot be read by websites.

High

Cookies from all websites that do not have a compact policy (a condensed, computer-readable privacy statement) will be blocked.

Cookies from all websites that use information that can be used to contact you without your explicit consent will be blocked.

Medium High

Cookies from third-party websites that do not have a compact policy (a condensed, computer-readable privacy statement) will be blocked.

Cookies from third-party websites that use information that can be used to contact you without your explicit consent will be blocked.

Cookies from first-party websites that use information that can be used to contact you without your implicit consent will be deleted from your computer when you close Internet Explorer.

Medium

Cookies from third-party websites that do not have a compact policy (a condensed, computer-readable privacy statement) will be blocked.

Cookies from third-party websites that use information that can be used to contact you without your implicit consent will be blocked.

Cookies from first-party websites that use information that can be used to contact you without your implicit consent will be deleted from your computer when you close Internet Explorer.

Low

Cookies from third-party websites that do not have a compact policy (a condensed, computer-readable privacy statement) will be blocked.

Cookies from third-party websites that use information that can be used to contact you without your implicit consent will be deleted from your computer when you close Internet Explorer.

Accept All Cookies

All websites will be allowed to save cookies on your computer.

Cookies that are already on your computer can be read by the websites that created them.

Google Chrome

  1. Click the spanner icon in the top right hand corner of the browser and select Settings from the drop-down menu
  2. Click on Show advanced settings at the bottom of the page
  3. Select Content Settings under the Privacy heading
  4. Manage your preferred cookies settings from this page.

Safari (Mac only)

  1. Click on Safari in the toolbar, then select Preferences from the drop-down menu
  2. Click Privacy to view Cookie preferences (Note: Safari blocks third-party cookies by default).

Further information

For further information regarding cookies, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.