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Privacy & Cookies

Kensington and Chelsea College is committed to protecting your privacy. We use the information we collect from you only as a means to serve you better and how we do so is detailed in the College’s Data Protection Policy.

Download our data protection policy and guidelines 

This approach also extends to the use of cookies, even though we do not collect personally identifiable information from them. However, should you decide not to accept them, your experience should not be severely impaired.

We use three types of cookies:

  1. Functional or Necessary Cookies

    These cookies are either an essential part of how the website functions (PHPSESSID), or add functionality by remembering choices such as:

    • Whether or not you wish to receive other cookies
    • If you are a mobile user, whether or not you wish to download our App
    Name Typical Content Expires
    civicAllowCookies yes / no 3 months
    mobile 0 / 1 1 year
    PHPSESSID randomly generated number end of session

     

    How to opt out

    Change your browser settings (Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome, Firefox)

  2. Analytics and Social Media Cookies

    Google Analytics

    These cookies help us collect statistics about the way our visitors use our website and, among other things, suggest ways we can improve the user experience.

    The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:

    Name Typical Content Expires
    _utma randomly generated number 2 years
    _utmb randomly generated number 30 minutes
    _utmc randomly generated number when you close your browser
    _utmx randomly generated number 2 years
    _utmxx randomly generated number 2 years
    _utmz randomly generated number and information on how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search) 6 months

    Google Analytics Privacy Policy

    “This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses ‘cookies’, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.”

    How to opt out:

    https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/

    AddThis

    These cookies help us to link our content with social media such as Facebook and Twitter

    Name Typical Content Expires
    __atuvc Number 1 year
    uid Randomly generated letters and numbers 1 year
    uvc Randomly generated letters and numbers 1 year
    uit Number 1 year
    psc Number 1 year

    AddThis Privacy Policy

    “We allow the third-party company AddThis to collect certain anonymous information when you visit our website. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information during your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or a third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice, you can visit www.networkadvertising.org.”

    For more information about the information AddThis collects, and how it is used:http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy#publisher-visitors

    How to opt out:

    http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp

  3. Tracking Cookies

    Google Re-marketing / Doubleclick

    These cookies help us as advertisers to show you content that is likely to interest you.

    Google Re-marketing Privacy Policy

    “… This website also uses Google Remarketing, which makes use of Teracent cookies. These use only anonymous, non-personally identifiable information to serve dynamic advertisements…”

    How to opt out:

    http://www.google.com/settings/ads

    DC Storm

    DC Storm helps us track all marketing channels better and allows us to see the full story behind our sales.

    Name Typical Content Expiry
    _#srchist Stores the history of traffic sources the user has arrived to the site by 1000 days
    _#sess Stores information about the session 1000 days
    _#vdf Stores the visit definition – ts type, number of visits, expiry 1000 days
    _#uid Stores a user identifier (only within a site) 1000 days
    _#slid Unique sale ID 1000 days
    _#clkid Unique identifier for a click generating a landing 1 year
    _#lps Flags that the last page was secure and therefore has no referrer 20 min
    _#tsa Stores the referrer details to avoid duplicate Landing events 10 min
    _#env Flags whether the environment variables (screen size, browser etc) need to be collected again 30 days
    stc[site id] This is the third party cookie used to store all the other cookie data in concatenated form. The Cookie’s name has the site ID in it. 1000 days
    _#nxd This is a 1st party cookie used when access to the third party cookie is blocked. It stores the data similarly to the _#stc cookie. 1000 days
    _#lps Indicates whether or not the last page was secure (HTTPS) and we use this to help determine traffic sources as the Referrer is always empty on a page browsed immediately after a Secure Page 20 Minutes
    _#tsa Helps to identify and remove duplicate traffic sources 10 Minutes

    DC Storm Privacy Policy

    http://dc-storm.com/en-uk/privacy-policy

  4. Email Web Beacons

    We also use dotMailer, a third-party service, to manage our opt-in mailing lists. They gathers statistics about the relevance and effectiveness of our emails by setting a web beacon, typically a 1×1 pixel image, which is activated when the email is opened.

    dotMailer Privacy Policy

    http://www.dotmailer.co.uk/privacy_policy.aspx

    How to opt out:

    You can prevent the collection of these statistics by not allowing images to download when you open our emails. Information on how to do this can be found online or in your e-mail program instructions.

    You may also choose to unsubscribe from our emails by using the link provided in the email.

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