What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that is stored temporarily in your computer device when you visit our website, which only the original server can retrieve or read the contents of. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique alphanumeric identifier and the website name.
Cookies themselves don't hold personal information. In many cases, we won't be able to link the information we collect by using a cookie back to you. They can, however, enable us to link that information back to you and your personal information, for example, when you log in, or choose to register for our service.
The cookies we use
We only use these categories of cookie as detailed below.
- 1. Essential First-Party Session Cookies
We use strictly essential secure 'session' cookies to enable the identification of users so that they can login and use the course securely. A session cookie expires when you close your browser. The cookies do not contain any personally identifiable data.
- 2. Non-essential Login Cookies
If you use the 'Remember me' function at login we will make use of non-essential cookies that save your Username (email address) and Login token (encrypted User ID) enabling you to login automatically without needing to remember your credentials. We do not store your password in a cookie, encrypted or otherwise. We offer you the ability to manage the deletion of these login cookies from the 'My Account' section of the site.
* All of the cookies we create on your device are created with the 'Secure' and 'HttpOnly' for further security and protection.
- 3. Non-essential Third-Party Analytics Cookies
We use Google Analytics cookies to analyse user behaviours and so improve the functionality of our website. Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google that tracks and reports on traffic that passes through our website. Google Analytics works by means of tracking code that is added to the pages of our website. Website users are registered with a unique ID - stored as a pseudonymous cookie on your device. In regard to protecting your privacy we treat these cookies as your personal data.
For more information on how data is collected and processed please refer to Google's policies here.
How to manage your cookies
If you want to only allow our essential cookies so you can login to the course, but do not want to allow our website to store Google Analytics cookies on your device, you should just disable these 'third-party' cookies in your browser settings. Alternatively, Google have developed the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on which you can find here.
How do I manage cookies in my browser?
You can enable or disable cookies in your browser settings. Information on how to restrict or block cookies through some of the more popular browsers can be found below:
- Firefox: click here to learn more about "Private Browsing" and managing cookie settings.
Chrome: click here to learn more about "Incognito" and managing cookie settings.
Internet Explorer: click here to learn more about "InPrivate" and managing cookie settings.
Safari: click here to learn more about "Private Browsing" and managing cookie settings.
If you want to learn more about cookies or how to control, disable, or delete them, please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org for detailed guidance.
Our contact details
- by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- or by phone +44 (0)1273 325136
Pathway through Arthritis, Wellmind Health Ltd. 27 Palmeira Mansions, Church Road, Brighton, BN3 2FA, United Kingdom.