South Gloucestershire and Stroud College.
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Cookie Policy

Cookie Statement


Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity.

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You can set your browser not to accept cookies and the above websites tell you how to remove cookies from your browser. However in a few cases some of our website features may not function as a result.

Cookies we use:
Currently cookies are set by Google Analytics and the ASP.NET Session ID that is deleted every time your web browser is closed. It is only used for necessary site navigation. It is not using for tracking purposes. Details shown in the table below:

Cookie Name Purpose More information
ASP.NET Session cookie ASP.NET_SessionID This cookie is essential for the website and may be used for notification forms, website navigation systems as well as other necessary and essential features. This cookie is not used for any tracking or statistical mechanism. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser.These cookies are set only after the user has given consent to us to use cookies. Click here for an overview of Session ID's at Microsoft
Cookie Control cookieControl Cookie Control: a cookie is set in order to remember your preferences, to disable it click on 'Turn cookies off

Third Party Cookies

None of the cookies we set or use contain personal information.

Cookie Duration Purpose
__ak 10 years Set by our visitor tracking script. Used to help track a site visitors session and help determine uniqueness between different visitors. 
__ak_fp 90 days Used to track a visitors session across your web pages and help de-duplicating contacts on form submission.
__ak_pp 1 hour Tracks the previous page a visitor visited on your website.
__ak_ppid 1 hour Contains an ID for the previous page (date * random number)
__ak_pe 30 seconds Tracks page exit time (duration visitor was on a page)
__ak_dnt 100 years Set when the visitor tracking script is told by the browser to not track a visitor. If present then the visitor tracking script will not send any data to our servers.
__utm-*-camp 1 year Tracks previous UTM params for pages on the same campaigns to help determine conversion attribution.
__vuid-XXXX 1 year MD5 hash of the page ID + the date. Helps determine if a view is unique or not.
click_akro_io_cookie 6 months Contains a unique id to help track visits to different click tracking URLs. Contains what click tracking URLs have been clicked, date the cookie was created and date it will expire.
akro_experiments 6 months Cookie set when an experiment (A/B test) is active. Contains the date the cookie was created and date it will expire, a flag to track if the visitor is included in experiment, the id of the page variant they should see on each return visit. A unique ID is also set to store their session (experiment settings).

Additional Cookies

Cookies Duration Provider Purpose
__cfduid 1 year Cloudflare Protection against cyber attacks. Read More
_ga, _gid, _gat, _gat_UA-XXXXX-XX 1 - 2 years Google Used by Google Analytics. Read More
fr 90 days Facebook Facebook tracking cookie. Read More
sf_uid 1 year Google Used by Google Tag Manager (GTM).
tinyUUID 1 year Used by tinyurl URL shortener when a tinyurl is used to link to pages.

For further guidance please visit the Information Commissioner's Office.

Other websites

Our website contains links to other websites. This privacy policy only applies to this website so when you link to other websites you should read their own privacy policies.

Changes to our privacy policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and we will place any updates on this web page. This privacy statement was last updated on 25 May 2018.

How to contact us

Please contact us if you have any questions about our privacy statement or information we hold about you:

By Post:
Data Protection Officer
South Gloucestershire & Stroud College Filton Avenue, Filton
Bristol, BS34 7AT

By Email: