Cookies are small text files which a website may put on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a site or page. The cookie will help the website, to recognize your device the next time you visit. We use the term “cookies” in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.
There are many functions cookies serve. For example, they can help us to remember your username and preferences, analyze how well our website is performing.
Certain cookies contain personal information – for example, if you click to “remember me” when logging in, a cookie will store your username. Most cookies won’t collect information that identifies you, and will instead collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use our websites, or a user’s general location.
Generally, our cookies perform up to two different functions:
Some cookies are essential for the operation of our website. For example, some cookies allow us to identify users and ensure they can access all the pages they can (such as specific course pages). If these cookies are disabled, the website can not be used in the normal fashion.
We utilize other cookies to analyze how our visitors use our websites and to monitor website performance. This allows us to provide a high quality experience by improving our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. For example, we might use these cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular, which pages have the highest drop-off, which pages are giving errors etc.
We also use third party tools such as Google Analytics, which sets their own cookies. They do not capture any personal information of users.