Last updated 13/05/2024

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. This Cookie Policy explains how Education Partnership North East ("we," "us," and "our") uses cookies and similar technologies to recognise you when you visit our website at https://northumberland.ac.uk/ ("Website").

It explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them. In some cases we may use cookies to collect personal information, or information that becomes personal information if we combine it with other information.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, us for the Website) are called "first-party cookies." Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called "third-party cookies." Third-party cookies enable third-party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. advertising, interactive content, and analytics). The parties that set these third-party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.

What do they do?

Our cookies help us:

    • Make our Website work as you’d expect
    • Remember your settings during and between visits
    • Improve the speed/security of the Website
    • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook and LinkedIn
    • Personalise our Website to you to help you get what you need faster
    • Continuously improve our Website for you
    • Make our marketing more efficient

 

We do not use cookies to:

    • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
    • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
    • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties (without your express permission)
    • Pay sales commissions

 

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Website to operate, and we refer to these as "essential" or "strictly necessary" cookies. Other cookies are used for non-essential purposes including for analytical or performance reasons, to improve functionality, or for targeting purposes including sharing information with third parties.

Do you serve targeted advertising?

Third parties may serve cookies on your computer or mobile device to serve advertising through our Website. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services that you may be interested in. They may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements. They can accomplish this by using cookies or web beacons to collect information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services of potential interest to you. The information collected through this process does not enable us or them to identify your name, contact details, or other details that directly identify you unless you choose to provide these.

Granting us permission to use cookies

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can exercise your cookie rights by setting your preferences in the Cookie Consent Manager. The Cookie Consent Manager allows you to select which categories of cookies you accept or reject. Essential cookies cannot be rejected as they are strictly necessary to provide you with services on the Website.

The Cookie Consent Manager can be found in the notification banner and on our Website. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our Website though your access to some functionality and areas of our Website may be restricted. You may also set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies – details on how to do this are set out below.

More about our cookies

The specific types of first- and third-party cookies served through our Website and the purposes they perform are described in the table below (please note that the specific cookies served may vary depending on the specific parts of our Website you visit).

We use cookies to make our Website work, including:

    • Remembering your search settings
    • Tailoring content to your needs
    • Remembering your preferences, such as colours, text size and layout
    • Remembering if we have already asked you certain questions (e.g. you declined to use our app or take our survey)

 

Our Website, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Our Website includes the following which use cookies:

    • LiveChat – for chatting online with our customer service team
    • Google Maps – for showing you our campus locations and providing directions
    • YouTube – for embedding videos
    • Issu – for embedding documents and prospectuses
    • Gecko - for filling out forms
    • krpano Panorama Viewer - for embedding 360 virtual tour

 

Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties.

Some of our third party functions also use anonymous tracking cookies for advertising purposes. If you are concerned about third party cookies generated by advertisers, you can turn these off by going to the Your Online Choices site.

Essential Website cookies:

- Name: csrf_token

Purpose: Protects against hacking and malicious actors.

Provider: northumberland.ac.uk

Service: Termly View Service Privacy Policy

Type: http_cookie

Expires in: 29 days

- Name: __cf_bm

Purpose: Cloudflare places the cookie on end-user devices that access customer sites protected by Bot Management or Bot Fight Mode.

Provider: .8x8.com

Service: CloudFlare View Service Privacy Policy

Type: http_cookie

Expires in: 30 minutes

- Name: rc::a

Purpose: Used to track and analyse user behaviour to distinguish humans from bots or automated software.

Provider: www.recaptcha.net

Service: reCAPTCHA View Service Privacy Policy

Type: html_local_storage

Expires in: persistent

- Name: TERMLY_API_CACHE

Purpose: Used to store visitor’s consent result in order to improve performance of the consent banner.

Provider: northumberland.ac.uk

Service: Termly View Service Privacy Policy

Type: html_local_storage

Expires in: 1 year

Service: Termly View Service Privacy Policy

Type: html_local_storage

Expires in: 1 year

- Name: termly_gtm_template_default_consents

Purpose: Used to store visitor's consent preferences so that the consent banner does not need to be shown on each visit.

Provider: northumberland.ac.uk

Service: Termly View Service Privacy Policy

Type: html_local_storage

Expires in: persistent

Performance and functionality cookies:

These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our Website but are non-essential to their use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality (like videos) may become unavailable.

Name: yt.innertube::requests

Purpose: Stores a list of YouTube requests made by the user

Provider: www.youtube.com

Service: YouTube View Service Privacy Policy

Type: html_local_storage

Expires in: Persistent

- Name: yt-remote-connected-devices

Purpose: Stores a list of connected devices for YouTube

Provider: www.youtube.com

Service: YouTube View Service Privacy Policy

Type: html_local_storage

Expires in: persistent

Name: yt.innertube::nextId

Purpose: Stores a list of YouTube requests made by the user

Provider: www.youtube.com

Service: YouTube View Service Privacy Policy

Type: html_local_storage

Expires in: persistent

Name: ytidb::LAST_RESULT_ENTRY_KEY

Purpose: Stores the last result entry key used by YouTube

Provider: www.youtube.com

Service: YouTube View Service Privacy Policy

Type: html_local_storage

Expires in: Persistent

Name: ytidb::LAST_RESULT_ENTRY_KEY

Purpose: Stores the last result entry key used by YouTube

Provider: www.youtube.com

Service: YouTube View Service Privacy Policy

Type: html_local_storage

Expires in: persistent

Name: yt-remote-device-id

Purpose: Stores a unique ID for the user's device for YouTube

Provider: www.youtube.com

Service: YouTube View Service Privacy Policy

Type: html_local_storage

Expires in: persistent

Analytics and customisation cookies:

These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our Website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customise our Website for you.

Name: _ga_#

Purpose: Used to distinguish individual users by means of designation of a randomly generated number as client identifier, which allows calculation of visits and sessions

Provider: .northumberland.ac.uk

Service: Google Analytics View Service Privacy Policy

Type: http_cookie

Expires in: 1 year 1 month 4 days

Name: NID

Purpose: Set by Google to set a unique user ID to remember user preferences. Persistent cookie that stays for 182 days

Provider: .google.com

Service: Google View Service Privacy Policy

Type: server_cookie

Expires in: 6 months

- Name: _gat#

Purpose: Enables Google Analytics regulate the rate of requesting. It is a HTTP cookie type that lasts for a session.

Provider: .northumberland.ac.uk

Service: Google Analytics View Service Privacy Policy

Type: http_cookie

Expires in: less than 1 minute

Name: _ga

Purpose: Records a particular ID used to come up with data about website usage by the user

Provider: .northumberland.ac.uk

Service: Google Analytics View Service Privacy Policy

Type: http_cookie

Expires in: 1 year 1 month 4 days

Name: #collect

Purpose: Sends data such as visitor’s behaviour and device to Google Analytics. It is able to keep track of the visitor across marketing channels and devices. It is a pixel tracker type cookie whose activity lasts within the browsing session.

Provider: www.google-analytics.com

Service: Google Analytics View Service Privacy Policy

Type: pixel_tracker

Expires in: session

- Name: adsct

Provider: t.co

Type: pixel_tracker

Expires in: session

Name: _gid

Purpose: Keeps an entry of unique ID which is then used to come up with statistical data on website usage by visitors. It is a HTTP cookie type and expires after a browsing session.

Provider: .northumberland.ac.uk

Service: Google Analytics View Service Privacy Policy

Type: http_cookie

Expires in: 1 day

- Name: mc

Purpose: Used by quantserve to record unique numbers that identify your browser and interaction history. It expires in 5 years

Provider: .quantserve.com

Service: Quantcast Measurement Service View Service Privacy Policy

Type: server_cookie

Expires in: 1 year 1 month

Advertising cookies:

These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you. They perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed for advertisers, and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests. It is worth noting that opting out of advertising cookies will not mean you won’t see adverts, just simply that they won’t be tailored to you any longer.

- Name: landing

Purpose: Used to track user interactions with online advertisements

Provider: pagead2.googlesyndication.com

Service: DoubleClick View Service Privacy Policy

Type: pixel_tracker

Expires in: Session

- Name: TapAd_DID

Purpose: Used to determine what type of devices (smartphones, tablets, computers, TVs etc.) is used by a user. Expires after 2 months.

Provider: .tapad.com

Service: Tapad View Service Privacy Policy

Type: server_cookie

Expires in: 1 month 29 days

- Name: test_cookie

Purpose: A session cookie used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.

Provider: .doubleclick.net

Service: DoubleClick View Service Privacy Policy

Type: server_cookie

Expires in: 15 minutes

- Name: bcookie

Purpose: Used to optimise the range of advertising on LinkedIn

Provider: .linkedin.com

Service: LinkedIn Ad Analytics View Service Privacy Policy

Type: server_cookie

Expires in: 11 months 30 days

- Name: __qca

Purpose: These cookies are associated with a B2B marketing platform, formerly known as Bizo, which is now owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. This sub-domain is connected with LinkedIn's marketing services that enable website owners to gain insight into types of users on their site based on LinkedIn profile data, to improve targeting.

Provider: e.issuu.com

Service: LinkedIn View Service Privacy Policy

Type: html_local_storage

Expires in: Persistent

- Name: _gcl_au

Purpose: Used by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services.

Provider: .northumberland.ac.uk

Service: Google AdSense View Service Privacy Policy

Type: http_cookie

Expires in: 2 months 29 days

- Name: lastExternalReferrerTime

Purpose: Detects how the user reached the website by registering their last URL-address.

Provider: app.geckoform.com

Service: Meta Platforms, Inc View Service Privacy Policy

Type: html_local_storage

Expires in: persistent

- Name: YSC

Purpose: YouTube is a Google-owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. Used by Google in combination with SID to verify Google user account and most recent login time.

Provider: .youtube.com

Service: YouTube View Service Privacy Policy

Type: server_cookie

Expires in: session

- Name: TapAd_TS

Purpose: Used to determine what type of devices (smartphones, tablets, computers, TVs etc.) is used by a user. Expires after 2 months.

Provider: .tapad.com

Service: Tapad View Service Privacy Policy

Type: server_cookie

Expires in: 1 month 29 days

- Name: UserMatchHistory

Purpose: These cookies are associated with a B2B marketing platform, formerly known as Bizo, which is now owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. This sub-domain is connected with LinkedIn's marketing services that enable website owners to gain insight into types of users on their site based on LinkedIn profile data, to improve targeting.

Provider: .linkedin.com

Service: LinkedIn View Service Privacy Policy

Type: server_cookie

Expires in: 30 days

- Name: TapAd_3WAY_SYNCS

Provider: .tapad.com

Service: Tapad View Service Privacy Policy

Type: server_cookie

Expires in: 1 month 29 days

- Name: VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

Purpose: YouTube is a Google-owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. Used by Google in combination with SID to verify Google user account and most recent login time.

Provider: .youtube.com

Service: YouTube View Service Privacy Policy

Type: server_cookie

Expires in: 5 months 27 days

- Name: lastExternalReferrer

Purpose: Detects how the user reached the website by registering their last URL-address.

Provider: app.geckoform.com

Service: Meta Platforms, Inc View Service Privacy Policy

Type: html_local_storage

Expires in: persistent

- Name: lidc

Purpose: These cookies are associated with a B2B marketing platform, formerly known as Bizo, which is now owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. This sub-domain is connected with LinkedIn's marketing services that enable website owners to gain insight into types of users on their site based on LinkedIn profile data, to improve targeting.

Provider: .linkedin.com

Service: LinkedIn View Service Privacy Policy

Type: server_cookie

Expires in: 1 day

Social networking cookies:

These cookies are used to enable you to share pages and content that you find interesting on our Website through third-party social networking and other websites. These cookies may also be used for advertising purposes. The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

- Name: bscookie

Purpose: Cookie used for Sign-in with LinkedIn and/or for LinkedIn follow feature on 3rd party websites

Provider: .www.linkedin.com

Service: LinkedIn Ad Analytics View Service Privacy Policy

Type: server_cookie

Expires in: 11 months 30 days

- Name: personalization_id

Purpose: Used on sites that share Twitter content and with Twitter share plugin. Persistent cookie that is set for 730 days

Provider: .twitter.com

Service: Twitter View Service Privacy Policy

Type: server_cookie

Expires in: 1 year 11 months 29 days

Unclassified cookies:

These are cookies that have not yet been categorised. We are in the process of classifying these cookies with the help of their providers.

- Name: muc_ads

Provider: .t.co

Type: server_cookie

Expires in: 1 year 11 months 29 days

- Name: li_adsId

Provider: northumberland.ac.uk

Type: html_local_storage

Expires in: Persistent

- Name: _sctr

Provider: .northumberland.ac.uk

Type: http_cookie

Expires in: 1 year 30 days

- Name: iutk

Provider: .issuu.com

Type: http_cookie

Expires in: 5 months 27 days

- Name: sc_at

Provider: .snapchat.com

Type: server_cookie

Expires in: 1 year 24 days

- Name: u_scsid_r

Provider: northumberland.ac.uk

Type: html_session_storage

Expires in: session

- Name: bugsnag-anonymous-id

Provider: vcc-eu11.8x8.com

Type: html_local_storage

Expires in: Persistent

- Name: X-AB

Provider: sc-static.net

Type: server_cookie

Expires in: 1 day

- Name: __8x8Chat-script_193354100864804456c9ee64.72968913

Provider: vcc-eu11.8x8.com

Type: html_local_storage

Expires in: Persistent

- Name: VISITOR_PRIVACY_METADATA

Provider: .youtube.com

Type: server_cookie

Expires in: 5 months 27 days

Name: _scid

Provider: .northumberland.ac.uk

Type: http_cookie

Expires in: 1 year 30 days

- Name: u_scsid

Provider: northumberland.ac.uk

Type: html_session_storage

Expires in: session

- Name: u_sclid

Provider: northumberland.ac.uk

Type: html_local_storage

Expires in: persistent

- Name: li_sugr

Provider: .linkedin.com

Type: server_cookie

Expires in: 2 months 29 days

- Name: _scid_r

Provider: .northumberland.ac.uk

Type: http_cookie

Expires in: 1 year 30 days

- Name: AnalyticsSyncHistory

Provider: .linkedin.com

Type: server_cookie

Expires in: 30 days

- Name: u_sclid_r

Provider: northumberland.ac.uk

Type: html_local_storage

Expires in: persistent

Other ways of turning cookies off

You can usually also switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our Website and a large proportion of the world’s websites, as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.

It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive.

As the means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser to browser, you should visit your browser's help menu for more information. The following is information about how to manage cookies on the most popular browsers:

Remarketing cookies

You may notice that sometimes after visiting a website you see increased numbers of adverts from the website you visited. This is because advertisers, including ourselves pay for these adverts. The technology to do this is made possible by cookies and as such we may place a so called “remarketing cookie” during your visit. Don’t worry - we are unable to proactively reach out to you as the whole process is anonymised. You can opt out of these advertising cookies at anytime as explained in this Cookie Policy.

What about other tracking technologies, like web beacons?

Cookies are not the only way to recognise or track visitors to a website. We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called "tracking pixels" or "clear gifs"). These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enables us to recognise when someone has visited our Website or opened an email including them. This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within a website to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to the Website from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of email marketing campaigns. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.

Do you use Flash cookies or Local Shared Objects?

Websites may also use so-called "Flash Cookies" (also known as Local Shared Objects or "LSOs") to, among other things, collect and store information about your use of our services, fraud prevention, and for other site operations.

If you do not want Flash Cookies stored on your computer, you can adjust the settings of your Flash player to block Flash Cookies storage using the tools contained in the Website Storage Settings Panel. You can also control Flash Cookies by going to the Global Storage Settings Panel and following the instructions (which may include instructions that explain, for example, how to delete existing Flash Cookies (referred to "information" on the Macromedia site), how to prevent Flash LSOs from being placed on your computer without your being asked, and (for Flash Player 8 and later) how to block Flash Cookies that are not being delivered by the operator of the page you are on at the time).

Please note that setting the Flash Player to restrict or limit acceptance of Flash Cookies may reduce or impede the functionality of some Flash applications, including, potentially, Flash applications used in connection with our services or online content.

How often will you update this Cookie Policy?

We may update this Cookie Policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal, or regulatory reasons. Please therefore revisit this Cookie Policy regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and related technologies.

The date at the top of this Cookie Policy indicates when it was last updated.

Where can I get further information?

If you have any questions about our use of cookies or other technologies, please email us at Marketing@educationpartnershipne.ac.uk or by post to:

Marketing Team

Education Partnership North East

Bede Campus, Durham Road, Sunderland, SR3 4AH