Cookie Information – North West Regional College

Cookie Information

North West Regional College uses industry standard cookies to enhance your browsing experience. If you don’t want us to leave crumbs on your computer you can disable cookies in your browser.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored on your hard drive to allow the North West Regional College to recognise you when you visit. They can remember your preferences by gathering and storing information. They do not identify you as an individual user, just the computer used. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or create viruses on your computer. It does not give the College access to your computer.

Why do we use them?

We may use cookies to improve or personalise your online experience of our websites. For example, we use Google Analytics to enable us to identify which pages you find useful and which you do not. This allows us to improve our navigation so you can find things easier in future.

If you don’t want to receive cookies

If you would prefer not to receive cookies while browsing our site, you can set your browser so that it will not download cookies onto your computer. Doing so will still allow you to navigate through the majority of our site but possibly not all of it. If you wish to register on a password protected area of our website you will need to allow “per-session” cookies. These are temporarily used while you are visiting the site but deleted when you close your browser or log out.

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What Cookies does the College use specifically?

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc.. Google Analytics uses ‘cookies’, which are text files placed on your computer. Google Analytics allows the College to look at how visitors are using the site with the aim of improving the end user experience.

Google Analytics generates four cookies as follows:

Expires after:
6 months
20 mins
2 yrs

The College website aso makes use of ASP and asp.NET technologies which in turn generate cookies.

These cookies are all session based and are temporary (they expire immediately after the browser closes) and there are 2 types:

ASPSESSION………these come from the dynamic parts of our site (Full-Time & Part-Time searches, etc) and are classic ASP session cookies
ASP.NET_SessionIdthis is the asp.NET version of above and is generated by the College’s STEPS tool.
This tool gives students the ability to track their course application using the Student ID received on their acceptance letter.