Privacy & cookies policy
What is a cookie?
Cookies are small data files which are sent to your web browser and stored electronically. They act as your personal identity online - for example they can be used so your login details can be remembered next time you visit as website.
Can I opt-out of receiving cookies?
Yes. There are a number of options available; you can set your browser either to reject all cookies, to allow only “trusted”websites to set them, or to accept them only from a particular website.
It is important to remember though that some aspects of this website, such as the online course booking system, rely on cookies as a crucial part of its functionality.
What cookies are used on the Bedford College website?
You may have come across this website via an advert hosted on the Google Display Network. We use Google AdWords (an online advertising platform) to make sure our websites appeal to those who will be most interested in our messages. AdWords uses contextual targeting to match adverts to relevant websites, using keywords or topics among other factors.
Visit Google's website for more information.
We use Google Analytics to track visitors to our website. For example, it allows us to view data on how many people are browsing the website on a mobile device so we can seek to improve their online browsing experience. Whilst Google Analytics allows us to track your progress through our site we are not able to track you directly – only that an unidentified user has accessed the page and browsed the content.
Visit Google's website for information on opting out of these services and changing your privacy settings.
Visit Tribal's website for more information on their privacy policies.
Social media (Facebook, Twitter, Google+ & LinkedIn)
We use the official 'sharing tools' of the above social media websites. These widgets give you the functionality to blog, share, tweet and email content on the website to a friend. If you have a cookie stored already with one of the social media websites (for example, if you're logged into Facebook) our website will recognise this, saving you the hassle of having to login again.
We use JotForm for the majority of our online form submissions; for example if you are contacting the College or applying for an Apprenticeship vacancy. All form submissions are submitted to a secure database where they are archived for potential future reference. None of your details are shared with any third parties, and we will only add your email address to any mailing list with your granted permission.
We use Eventbrite to enable user registration for our events such as Open Days. In the same manner as form submissions via JotForm your details are kept confidential and will not be shared with any third parties.