Home Learning College Cookies Policy

This page describes the cookies policy for AVADO’s Home Learning College, and how we may use cookies to monitor usage patterns across Home Learning College website. You may wish to print this page. 

What is in a cookie?

A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or whether you are logged into a site to protect your privacy.

What to do if you do not want cookies to be set:

Some people find the idea of a website storing any information on their computer or mobile device intrusive, particularly when this information is stored and used by a third party without their knowledge. Although Home Learning College cookies are quite harmless, you may not, for example, want to see advertising that has been targeted to your interests. If you prefer, it is possible to block some cookies, all cookies, or even cookies that have already been set; but you need to be aware that you might lose some functions of the website.

Web browser cookies

If you do not want to receive cookies, you can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set.

If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.

The Home Learning College website does work without cookies, but you will lose some features and functionality if you choose to disable cookies. For example, you won’t be able to see the homepage banner, which often showcases customer promotions and discounts.

Adobe Flash Player Cookies

The Adobe Flash Player, used to provide services such as MyWeb Presenters, is also capable of storing information on your device. However, these cookies cannot be controlled through your web browser. Some web browser manufacturers are developing solutions to allow you to control these through your browser, but at the present time, if you wish to restrict or block Flash Cookies, then you must do this on the Adobe website.

Please be aware that restricting the use of Flash Cookies may affect the features available to you.

Strictly necessary cookies

Some cookies are strictly necessary in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies, we will not be able to determine the number of unique users of the site or provide certain features.

 


Examples of strictly necessary cookies set by Home Learning College

Cookie name   Purpose
ASP.NET_SessionId This cookie is used by Home Learning College to identify you as a user between page loads. This allows Home Learning College to remember certain settings, like which part of the Home Learning College website you were using before you requested course information. This cookie is destroyed each time you close your browser.

Functionality cookies

Functionality cookies record information about choices you’ve made and allow us to tailor the website to you. For example, if you visit Home Learning College from an email with a special offer, we use cookies to ensure that you are eligible to receive particular offers and promotions. Functionality cookies may also take the form of Flash cookies, which are stored in your Adobe Flash Player rather than your browser. These are used to provide features such as auto-resume on informative web presenter videos, by remembering the point to which you played a programme, and for saving preferences such as your volume setting.


Examples of functionality cookies set by Home Learning College

Cookie name   Purpose
AVADO. Visitor This cookie allows us to tailor the presentation of the Home Learning College website with features and displays specific to a particular campaign promotion or Home Learning College partnership.

Performance cookies

We use Performance cookies across the Home Learning College website for internal purposes to help us provide you with a better user experience. Information supplied by cookies helps us understand how our visitors use the Home Learning College website so that we can improve how we present our content to you. They also allow us to test different design ideas for particular pages, such as the Home Learning College homepage. We generally contract with independent measurement and research companies to perform these services for us and when this is the case, these cookies may be set by a third party company (third party cookies). Third party cookies are identified in the list below, together with information as to how you can opt out of receiving them. The list below also includes some first-party performance cookies, which are used to improve the use of our third party systems. By default, the first party cookies are persistent and used for visitor identification. Alternatively, any first party cookie may be session-limited and used only for visit identification, or turned off.


Examples of performance cookies set by Home Learning College and our suppliers

Home Learning College Cookie Supplier  Purpose 
Google DoubleClick Home Learning College uses Google DoubleClick to measure the effectiveness of its online marketing campaigns.
Opt-out of DoubleClick cookies.
Google Analytics From time to time some Home Learning College online services, including mobile apps, use Google Analytics. This is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate use of those services and compile a report for us.
Opt-out of DoubleClick cookies.
Visual Website Optimiser Visual Website Optimiser uses cookies to store anonymous data about tests run by Home Learning College to improve user experience across the website. Visual Website Optimiser cookies identify any test variation experienced or goal measurement of a user journey.
Opt-out of Visual Website Optimiser cookies.
YouTube YouTube embedded content cookies enable opt-in for YouTube navigation on Home Learning College. For videos that are visible on www.homelearningcollege.com, a persistent cookie is set by YouTube when you click to play the video.
This persistent cookie is used by YouTube to help maintain the integrity of video statistics. Home Learning College does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check YouTube’s website for more information.
iJento iJento cookies leverage exisiting tags to quickly instrument the Home Learning College site for click-level data collection.  iJento tag requests are made using a track.gif image file, which contains a visitor identifier stored in a persistent, first-party cookie called SIVISITOR. Home Learning College may also use trackLink and trackFormData functions as additional cookies SITRACER0, SITRACER1, SITRACER2,…which are used to avoid a delay in displaying a requested page for specific types of link and form tracking which may contain personal data only if the tracked link is personalised or if a form with personal data is tracked using trackFormData.  To opt-out of iJento cookies, please refer to the section on web browser cookies.
LivePerson LivePerson uses session cookies for quality and assurance purposes to monitor online chat functionality. LivePerson gives users options where necessary and practical. Such choices include opting not to engage in chat sessions and opting not to provide identifiable information during chat sessions.
Visit LivePerson for more details.
AddThis AddThis ‘Share’, ‘Like’, and ‘Follow’ cookies to allow Home Learning College customers to interact with us through social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google +. AddThis also collects non-personally identifiable information from websites in which AddThis is enabled, and use that information to deliver targeted advertising on websites you may visit.
Opt-out of AddThis cookies.