Cookie policy

At South Essex College we use cookies to help us to:

Provide our students and website visitors with a better web experience. Continue to provide the information our website visitors are seeking. Provide us with general information such as from which town or country visits are coming from (we use Google Analytics for this). Monitor the effectiveness of our advertising.

We do not use cookies to:

  • Identify visitors by name
  • Gather personal information about an individual (unless express permission is given)

The only time we gather an individual's details is where they have requested a ticket for an event, signed up for a newsletter, or similar. In these cases you will be expressly asked for your contact details by, for example, typing it into an online form.

Recent EU "cookie legislation" requires us to gain visitors' consent to use certain cookies. However advice on the implementation of this legislation is vague and many government websites do not appear to have solved the implementation of the legislation. We are therefore working to implement appropriate changes to our website. As soon as suitable advice on what is acceptable has been established by the appropriate authorities we will also implement that advice.

Until the EU clarifies the legislation continued use of this site will be used to signify that you are content to our use of cookies in this way.

Due to the lack of clarity on the legislation many websites are suggesting that visitors that do not consent to the use of cookies should leave the site and clear any cookies from their cache. We hope you find our website to be useful in providing you with invaluable information on your career and course options but if our use of cookies concern you we suggest you follow the above advice until such time as we can finally implement a technical solution to the current vague advice on how we should implement this legislation.

Table of cookies used on this website

Cookie nameCookie Description
has_jsThis cookie helps us handle browsing by systems that do not have full support for JavaScript. It is deleted at the end of the session.
SESS<id#>This cookie helps us handle the application forms and remebering your choices as you navigate around the website. It is set when the application form is saved or submitted. Since you can partially save and return to your form later it is set to expire after 23 days.
Drupal.tableDrag.showWeightThis cookie helps handle the consistent navigation of tabbed pages and forms across a range of different browsers. It is set when you use pages where information appears in tabbed format. Currently it is set by the Drupal system to expire 12 months after it is deployed. This will be amended as soon as possible to expire at the end of the session.
cc_cookie_acceptThis cookie is set when you click on "OK" to signify that you accept our cookie policy. This turns off the cookie policy reminder for 12 months.
DoubleClick SpotlightThis is an advertising cookie allows us to monitor traffic to our website from display advertising and remarketing advertising on third party websites.
MyFonts CounterThis cookie counts the number of fonts (provided by MyFonts) used on our website and how often these are displayed to our users.

Google Analytics

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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Privacy at Google.

Google will store this information. You can opt-out of this here:

Opt out of Google Analytics - Google Tools website.

Google Maps

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Where pages have Google maps, Google sets a number of cookies to make it possible to deploy and navigate the maps.

Please read the Google Maps Privacy policy.

YouTube

When you play videos YouTube (Google) may set cookies on your computer and these may vary according to whether you are logged in on that browser to your google/youtube account.

Please read the Google privacy policy.

Social Media Sharing

AddThis

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This cookie is set by the social media sharing service AddThis. AddThis allows you to share content via Social Networking websites and email.

Please read the AddThis privacy policy.