Cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to change your cookie sessions on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

Cookies on our Website

This is a list of the main cookies set by the Career Ready website, and what each is used for:

CookieTypeDescription

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Persistent

Google Analytics

A Google Analytics cookie. 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 vistors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

To find out more about Google Analytics privacy policies or to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

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Persistent

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Session

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Persistent

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Persistent

ShareThis

This site uses ShareThis to allow you, the user, to share content from the website over multiple social networks.  ShareThis sets a few cookies on your computer to improve user experience by tracking the content you view and share.  If you are in the US, then this data can be shared with ShareThis’s advertising partners.

More information on ShareThis cookies and data usage can be found on  http://www.sharethis.com/legal/privacy/

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Session

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Persistent

Twitter

Twitter uses cookies to store a guest id and ensure we can show you the latest news from our Twitter feed

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Persistent

We use this to determine if you have selected to see content relevent to our programme in Scotland rather than England, Wales and NI