What is a Cookie?
A Cookie is a small text file stored on your computer and used by your web browser. They can be used for many different purposes, and on this Website some of them are essential to deliver the functionality needed to run this Website and enrol on a Course.
This policy explains how Cookies are used on Open Study College websites and how you can control the cookies that may be used on this site.
This policy applies to websites operated directly by Open Study College ("the Website").
We may collect information automatically when you visit the Website, and that is stored in a Cookie.
- Required Cookies
- Analytical Cookies
- Advertising Cookies
When you browse around the Website there are some cookies that are needed for the site to work correctly and data is collected for audit purposes. This functionality can include things like remembering which course product you have added to the shopping basket, or which payment plan you have set as your preferred option.
These cookies monitor how visitors move around the Website and how they found it. We use these Cookies so that we can see total (not individual) figures on which types of content users are the most popular and to identify problems with the Website that may need to be fixed or improved upon to provide a better experience for our visitors.
You can opt out of these by clicking on the following links:
- Hotjar: https://www.hotjar.com/legal/compliance/opt-out
- Google: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
We advertise our courses on third-party websites and social networks, and work with third-party media partners to do this.
These cookies hold information about the computer – they don’t hold personal information about you (ie it’s not linked to you as an individual). But they might hold a record of which products your computer has browsed on our Website.
These are the third-party services we use and how you can control those cookies.
- Youtube and Google ad personalisation (ad relevancy): https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=en-GB
- Facebook's data use policy: http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info-on-other
How to change your Cookie settings
You can choose not to allow cookies at all. If you do, we can’t guarantee that your experience with the Website will be as good as if you do allow them.
The information collected by cookies does not personally identify you; it includes general information about your computer settings, your connection to the Internet e.g. operating system and platform, IP address, your browsing patterns and timings of browsing on the Website and your location.
Most internet browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can change the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer.
These links explain how you can control cookies via your browser – remember that if you turn off cookies in your browser then these settings apply to all websites not just this one: