Cookies

This website uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored; however, this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the site’s functionality.

This site uses Google Analytics, which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web. It helps us to understand how you use this site and determine ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and which pages you visit so that we can continue to produce engaging content. All this information is collected anonymously and is used to help us improve our site.

Essential cookies
Cookie nameDescription
exp_last_activityEvery time the state is updated (the page reloaded) the last activity is set to the current datetime. Used to determine expiry. This is essential for logged in users, but not for guests - it is set for both.
exp_sessionidA uniquely generated ID that corresponds to the `session_id` column in the `exp_session` table. Used when cookie and session are set as the session type. Used only for logged in members.
exp_uniqueidMatches the `unique_id` field in the `exp_members` table. Randomly generated by the `functions` class at registration. Used only for logged in members.
exp_userhashThe encrypted password of the currently logged in user. Set if you choose the cookies _and_ session ID method for sessions (`cs` in your config.) Used only for logged in members.
exp_anonA flag set by the user to determine if they are listed in the online users.
exp_expirationDetermines the length of the session for a logged in user. There are two options for this cookie: if the user has selected _remember me_ then it is set to 1 year, and if not then it's set to the datetime that the user logged in. Used only for logged in members.
Non-essential cookies
Cookie nameDescription
exp_last_visitSets the datetime that the user last visited the site, and is set for both guests and logged in users. If not set, is automatically set to 10 years ago. Affects guests and logged in users.
exp_trackerTracks the last 5 pages viewed by the user, and is used primarily for redirection after logging in etc. Affects guests and logged in users.
_gaUsed to distinguish users. Expiration time: 2 years.
_gatUsed to throttle request rate. Expiration time: 10 minutes.
Disabling cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this site.

Data collection

We may collect the following information:

  • Name
  • Email address

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our services.
  • We will periodically send promotional emails about information we think you may find interesting using the email address you have provided.

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

You can request a copy of any information that we hold about you at any time, and ask us to correct that information if it is inaccurate. To view any information you have disclosed, contact Truro and Penwith College, College Road, Truro, Cornwall TR1 3XX. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions affects your rights under the Data Protection Act 1998.