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When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally. These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example, enabling a service to recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information several times during one task recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don’t need to do it for every web page requested measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there’s enough capacity to ensure they are fast. You can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them through Internet browser cookies – what they are and how to manage them (external link).

Find out more about how to manage cookies.

 

Use of cookies on this website

Below is further information on the cookie name, how the cookie information is used and the length of time a cookie is active.

 

Cookie Name What it’s for Lifetime
__gadsThis cookie is used by Google’s Double Click for Publishers system which serves the banner advertising on the site.2 years
__utmaThis cookie is used to record anonymous information about the traffic the site receives. This particular cookie is one of several cookies on the site from the third party Google Analytics traffic statistics service. This data informs us on how to improve for our users the pages and journeys on the site.2 years
__utmbThis cookie is used to record anonymous information about the traffic the site receives. This particular cookie is one of several cookies on the site from the third party Google Analytics traffic statistics service. This data informs us on how to improve for our users the pages and journeys on the site.today
__utmcThis cookie is used to record anonymous information about the traffic the site receives. This particular cookie is one of several cookies on the site from the third party Google Analytics traffic statistics service. This data informs us on how to improve for our users the pages and journeys on the site.At the end of the session, when you close the browser.
__utmzThis cookie is used to record anonymous information about the traffic the site receives. This particular cookie is one of several cookies on the site from the third party Google Analytics traffic statistics service. This data informs us on how to improve for our users the pages and journeys on the site.6 months
JSESSIONIDThis cookie is used to give each user a unique identifier so we can make your journey smoother while you are on the site. This might include keeping you logged in if you have registered or maintaining anything you may have shortlisted.At the end of the session, when you close the browser.
keywordThis cookie and some of the others on the site are used to remember what you have searched for. They are anonymous but allow us to track which searches are most successful or most popular. We can then use this data to present future users with the best information quickly. They also allow us to make it easy for you to search again by pre-populating some search forms.At the end of the session, when you close the browser.
locationThis cookie and some of the others on the site are used to remember what you have searched for. They are anonymous but allow us to track which searches are most successful or most popular. We can then use this data to present future users with the best information quickly. They also allow us to make it easy for you to search again by pre-populating some search forms.At the end of the session, when you close the browser.
sc_categoryThis cookie and some of the others on the site are used to remember what you have searched for. They are anonymous but allow us to track which searches are most successful or most popular. We can then use this data to present future users with the best information quickly. They also allow us to make it easy for you to search again by pre-populating some search forms.At the end of the session, when you close the browser.
sc_category_flagThis cookie and some of the others on the site are used to remember what you have searched for. They are anonymous but allow us to track which searches are most successful or most popular. We can then use this data to present future users with the best information quickly. They also allow us to make it easy for you to search again by pre-populating some search forms.At the end of the session, when you close the browser.
sc_networkThis cookie and some of the others on the site are used to remember what you have searched for. They are anonymous but allow us to track which searches are most successful or most popular. We can then use this data to present future users with the best information quickly. They also allow us to make it easy for you to search again by pre-populating some search forms.At the end of the session, when you close the browser.
sc_regionThis cookie and some of the others on the site are used to remember what you have searched for. They are anonymous but allow us to track which searches are most successful or most popular. We can then use this data to present future users with the best information quickly. They also allow us to make it easy for you to search again by pre-populating some search forms.At the end of the session, when you close the browser.
search_header_idThis cookie stores a unique number for each search that is run. It allows the site to display the correct data on each page of results. It contains no information about the user.At the end of the session, when you close the browser.
Search typeThis cookie and some of the others on the site are used to remember what you have searched for. They are anonymous but allow us to track which searches are most successful or most popular. We can then use this data to present future users with the best information quickly. They also allow us to make it easy for you to search again by pre-populating some search forms.At the end of the session, when you close the browser.
p_campaign_idThis cookie is used to measure the success of campaigns run to promote the site. It does not store any user information and cannot be used to target any advertising.At the end of the session, when you close the browser.
MP_PARTNER_IDTo be used in the MP lightbox1 year
__utmvThis cookie is used to record anonymous information about the traffic the site receives. This particular cookie is one of several cookies on the site from the third party Google Analytics traffic statistics service. This data informs us on how to improve for our users the pages and journeys on the site.today
ev1PhotographyAt the end of the session, when you close the browser.
idThis cookie is used by doubleclick.net allowing us to provide targeted advertising in the future.2 years
Wishlist_idThis cookie is used to maintain the list of courses added to your wishlist basket.30 days
voteCountThis cookie allows is used to guard against multiple votes for a single nominee.At the end of the session, when you close the browser.
utm_campaignThis cookie is used to record anonymous information about the traffic the site receives.At the end of the session, when you close the browser.
SpamboxTimeThis cookie is used to show the wishlist spam box when the user clicks on the wishlist list button for the first time.At the end of the session, when you close the browser.
brdcrm_srch_hdr_idThis cookie stores a unique number for each search that is run. It allows the site to display the correct breadcrumbs on a few pages for a user. It contains no information about the user.At the end of the session, when you close the browser.