CETIS Cookie Policy

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General Statement

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. You can find more information about cookies at http://www.allaboutcookies.org and http://www.youronlinechoices.eu. For a video about cookies, visit http://www.google.co.uk/goodtoknow/data-on-the-web/cookies.


Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.


The cookies used on this website have been categorised based on the categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide. A list of the cookies used on this website by category is set out below.

Types of Cookies Used on the JISC CETIS Website

There are four categories of cookie: 1. Strictly Necessary 2. Performance 3. Functionality 4. Targeting or Advertising

1. Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services such as remembering previous actions (e.g. entered text) when navigating back to a page in the same session cannot be provided. For example, on the JISC CETIS website they may be used for:

2. Performance Cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, such as which web pages are visited most often and if any error messages are produced. They don’t collect any information that actually identifies an individual visitor as all the information collected by these cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymous. They are only used to improve how a website works. For example, on the JISC CETIS website they may be used for:

3. Functionality Cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember the choices you have made (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and to provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, they can be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that can be customised. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. For example, on the JISC CETIS website they may be used for:

4. Targeting or Advertising Cookies

These cookies collect the most information about users. They are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests and to limit the number of times you see an advertisement, as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation. Note that JISC CETIS does not use targeting or advertising cookies.

Third Party Cookies

On some pages of the JISC CETIS website, you may be directed to other third party services or websites used by JISC CETIS, such as external blog sites, video storage sites, social media services, etc. These third parties may also set their own anonymous cookies and we have no control over the type of information collected. We cannot access any of the cookies used by such third parties, however nor can they access any of the cookies used by JISC CETIS.

Consent

By using the JISC CETIS website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies described above on your device. Unless you are signed in to the JISC CETIS website, none of these cookies can be used to identify individuals. However, if you are logged in, then we will also be able to access any additional details you have given us, such as username and e-mail address.

Turning Off Cookies

All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings to stop your browser accepting cookies or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website. You can usually find these settings in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your browser. The following links will provide you with more details, otherwise use the 'help' option in your browser for more details.

Cookie settings in Internet Explorer

Cookie settings in Firefox

Cookie settings in Chrome

Cookie settings in Safari

Further Information

If you would like any further information about the way in which JISC CETIS uses cookies, please contact us either by e-mail at

JISC CETIS The Institute for Educational Cybernetics, The University of Bolton, Deane Road, Bolton, BL3 5AB.