Privacy & cookies policy

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small data files which are sent to your web browser and stored electronically. They act as your personal identity online - for example they can be used so your login details can be remembered next time you visit as website.


Can I opt-out of receiving cookies?

Yes. There are a number of options available; you can set your browser either to reject all cookies, to allow only “trusted” websites to set them, or to accept them only from a particular website.

It is important to remember though that some aspects of this website, such as the online course booking system, rely on cookies as a crucial part of its functionality.


What data and cookies are used on the Bedford College website?


Google AdWords
You may have come across this website via an advert hosted on the Google Display Network. We use Google AdWords (an online advertising platform) to make sure our websites appeal to those who will be most interested in our messages. AdWords uses contextual targeting to match adverts to relevant websites, using keywords or topics among other factors.

Visit Google's website for more information.

Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics to track visitors to our website. For example, it allows us to view data on how many people are browsing the website on a mobile device so we can seek to improve their online browsing experience. Whilst Google Analytics allows us to track your progress through our site we are not able to track you directly – only that an unidentified user has accessed the page and browsed the content.

Visit Google's website for information on opting out of these services and changing your privacy settings.

EBS4portal
To enrol online onto a course offered at the College, you will be re-directed to a part of the website, located at ebs4portal.bedford.ac.uk. This software is licensed via the Tribal Group. This portal uses cookies to track your journey within the online enrolment; from registering an account and logging in, through to the enrolment and payment process.

Visit Tribal's website for more information on their privacy policies.

AddThis (Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, LinkedIn)
We use AddThis sharing tools for the above websites. These widgets give you the functionality to share, tweet and email content on the website to a friend. If you have a cookie stored already with one of the social media websites (for example, if you're logged into Facebook) our website will recognise this, saving you the hassle of having to login again.

JotForm
We use JotForm for some of our online form submissions. All submissions are submitted to a secure database where they are archived for potential future reference. None of your details are shared with any third parties, and we will only add your contact details to any mailing list with your granted permission.

Visit JotForm's website for information on their privacy policy.

Radius
We use Radius to faciliate user registration for our events such as Open Days and also for online course applications. These login details are also used to acces our online portal where you can view the status of your application and fulfil other self-service tacks. Rest assured your details are kept confidential in a secure database and will not be shared with any third parties.

Visit Hobson's website for an in-depth understanding of their privacy policy.

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