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Cookie policy

What are cookies?

As is common practice with almost all websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies.

How we use cookies

If you apply for a course with us then we will use cookies for the management of the signup process and general administration. We use these cookies when you are logged in order to remember your preferences so that this information can be recalled whenever you interact with a page. This prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page. These cookies are cleared when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in.

We also use cookies to collect information on how visitors use the website in order for us to improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form.

Third party cookies

When you visit wnc.ac.uk you may notice some cookies that aren't related to West Nottingham College. If you go on to one of our web pages that contain embedded content, for example from YouTube, you may be sent cookies from these third party websites. We don't control the setting of these third party cookies, so we suggest you check the relevant third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.

Third party analytics are used to track and measure usage of this site so that we can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit which helps us to understand how we can improve the site for you.

From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring we understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most.

The Google AdSense service we use to serve advertising uses a DoubleClick cookie to serve more relevant ads across the web and limit the number of times that a given ad is shown to you.

In some cases we may provide you with custom content based on what you tell us about yourself either directly or indirectly by linking a social media account. These types of cookies simply allow us to provide you with content that we feel may be of interest to you.

We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat, will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

 

The cookies we set

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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website and the pages visitors have come from. WNC.ac.uk _hjIncludedInSample
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Google uses cookies to make advertising more engaging to users and more valuable to publishers and advertisers. Some common applications of cookies are to select advertising based on what’s relevant to a user; to improve reporting on campaign performance; and to avoid showing ads the user has already seen. One of the main advertising cookies on non-Google sites is named ‘IDE‘ and is stored in browsers under the domain doubleclick.net. Other Google properties, like YouTube, may also use these cookies to show you more relevant ads. Doubleclick.net IDE
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Our organisation utilises Force24’s marketing automation platform. Force24 cookies are first party cookies and are enabled at the point of cookie acceptance on this website. The cookies are named opposite. They allow us to understand our audience engagement thus allowing better optimisation of marketing activity.

  • f24_autoId – This is a temporary identifier on a local machine or phone browser that helps us track anonymous information to be later married up with f24_personid. If this is left anonymous it will be deleted after 6 months. Non-essential, first party, 10 years, persistent.
  • f24_personId – This is an ID generated per individual contact in the Force24 system to be able to track behaviour and form submissions into the Force24 system from outside sources per user. This is used for personalisation and ability to segment decisions for further communications. Non-essential, first party, 10 years, persistent.
The information stored by Force24 cookies remains anonymous until:

  • Our website is visited via clicking from an email or SMS message, sent via the Force24 platform and cookies are accepted on the website.
  • A user of the website completes a form containing email address from either our website or our Force24 landing pages.
The Force24 cookies will remain on a device for 10 years unless they are deleted.

Other Tracking

We also use similar technologies including tracking pixels and link tracking to monitor your viewing activities.
  • Device & browser type and open statistics - All emails have a tracking pixel (a tiny invisible image) with a query string in the URL. Within the URL we have user details to identify who opened an email for statistical purposes.
  • Link Tracking - All links within emails and SMS messages sent from the Force24 platform contain a unique tracking reference, this reference help us identify who clicked an email for statistical purposes.
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Disabling cookies

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96.2% A Level pass rate in 2022.

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We have four campuses each boasting a number of state-of-the-art facilities.

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