UK Users Cookies Policy

Our website uses cookies to enhance your experience as you browse the site and to improve the website's performance.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file made up of numbers and letters which a website may place on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. A cookie records basic information about your visit, such as your user settings or what pages you have viewed. The website (and potentially other websites) can then recognise this information in future and can use it to improve your overall experience, for example, by remembering your log-in details or even recommending certain content.

Types of cookie

There are different types of cookie, which perform different functions. The main types are:

  1. Essential cookies
    Some cookies are essential for the operation of a website, and without these cookies the website would not be able to perform certain necessary functions. An obvious example of this is where a shopping website uses cookies to remember products placed into an online shopping basket. Without using these cookies, it would not be possible to shop online.
  2. Performance cookies
    Performance cookies collect information about how a website is used in order to improve the website's effectiveness. Also known as 'analytical' cookies, performance cookies track information such as, which parts of the website have been visited, what links have been clicked and if any errors have occurred. Performance cookies are commonly used to ensure that popular content is displayed more prominently on a website so that users can find the information that they are looking for more quickly.
  3. Functionality cookies
    As the name suggests, 'functionality' cookies are used to deliver specific features or functions on a website. The most common use of functionality cookies is to remember preference settings, or to store log-in details to save you the trouble of inputting your username every time you access a site. They can also be used to deliver more complex features, such as video players that remember where a user has reached in a particular video.
  4. Targeting cookies
    'Targeting' cookies may be placed by us, or by our advertisers, to store information about the webpages that you have viewed. This allows us and our advertisers to deliver adverts that are relevant to the content you are interested in. These adverts may be displayed on our website or on other sites that you visit.

    Targeting cookies are also used to operate 'Like' or 'Share' buttons, which users can click to let other people know that they have found a particular webpage useful or entertaining. Other sites (normally social networking sites) will then recognise these cookies and display your shared content to other users.

How long do cookies last?

Cookies may stay on your computer or mobile device for different periods of time depending on what they are used for. Many cookies will only last for the duration of a single visit and will be automatically deleted when the browser is closed down. These cookies are known as 'session' cookies.

Some cookies are designed to stay on your computer or mobile device for a longer period and these are known as 'persistent' cookies. The length of time that a persistent cookie will stay on your hard drive depends on the purpose of the particular cookie. For more information about the cookies that we use, including how long each cookie lasts, please see the section called "Our cookies" below. You can always delete cookies (including all persistent cookies) at any time using your internet browser settings. For more information, please see the section called "Managing cookies" below.

Managing cookies

Most modern browsers will allow you to:

  • see what cookies you have got and delete them;
  • block third party cookies;
  • block cookies from particular sites;
  • block all cookies; or
  • delete all cookies when you close your browser.

Unfortunately, any preferences you select will be lost if you then delete your cookies, because it is cookies that are used to remember your preferences (ironically, this means that if you opt-out of using cookies altogether and then delete your existing cookies, your choice to opt-out will also be forgotten!).

You should be aware that if you chose to block all cookies many websites will not work properly and some features will not work at all. We do not recommend turning cookies off for this reason. If you are primarily concerned about third party cookies generated by advertisers, you can turn these off separately.

The links below take you to the ‘Help' sections for each of the major browsers so that you can find out more about how to manage your cookies.

Internet Explorer
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/196955

Firefox
http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Cookies

Google Chrome
http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647

Opera
http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/

Safari
http://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042

Safari iOS
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677

Android
http://support.google.com/mobile/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=169022

Blackberry
http://docs.blackberry.com/en/smartphone_users/deliverables/32004/Turn_off_cookies_in_the_browser_60_1072866_11.jsp

Windows Phone
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsphone/en-us/howto/wp7/web/changing-privacy-and-other-browser-settings.aspx

More information
For more detail about cookies and how different organisations use them, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org

Our cookies

FIRST PARTY COOKIES
COOKIE NAME PURPOSE DURATION COOKIE TYPE
This cookie is used to track how visitors have accessed our website (e.g. through different marketing campaigns or external advertisements). Up to one year
These 'analytical' cookies are used to identify a user's location, the pages that they have viewed and what links have been clicked. This information is then fed into the website development software to improve the browsing experience. End of session Performance
Up to ten years Performance
This cookie is used to identify variables about business customers to present relevant content/data. Up to one year Functionality / targeting
This cookie is used to track how visitors have accessed our website (e.g. through different marketing campaigns or external advertisements) and is used mostly in connection with the online school. Up to one year Targeting / performance
These cookies are used to capture information about search engine optimisation referrers in order to monitor successful leads to our site. Up to one year Performance
THIRD PARTY COOKIES
COOKIE NAME PURPOSE DURATION COOKIE TYPE
These cookies are very common, industry standard cookies which Google places on most websites. They are used for, amongst other things, improving the quality of Google search results and collecting click-through rates. 2 years Performance
30 minutes Performance
End of session Performance
6 months Performance
This cookie is used as part of the “AddThis” function on the website, which allows users to share web pages through social media sites or email. "AddThis" use cookies to monitor how many people have shared content on the site. 2 years Targeting
These cookies are used as part of a web analytics service provided by Omniture Inc. The cookies log which webpages are most frequently viewed and the path which visitors took to get there.

*Omniture cookies carry personal info/data for a very short period of time (2-5 seconds) when a user submits a form and the lead is tracked. The data is then deleted.
End of session Performance
These cookies are used as part of a web analytics service provided by Crazy Egg Inc. The cookies are used to see how visitors interact with our website. They may also collect information about a user's:
  • operating System Information;
  • mobile Device Information (e.g., device identifier, mobile operating system, etc.);
  • IP Address;
  • pages Accessed ;
  • geographic location;
  • time of visit; and
  • referring site, application, or service.
Up to two years Performance
LeadTracker is another analytics tool. It uses cookies to identify information such as how users found our website and what they looked at whilst visiting. Up to one year Performance
ASP.NET issues a cookie called ASP.NET_SessionId. This cookie contains a user's session ID and the cookie will expire at the end of the session (when the visitor closes their browser). End of session Performance

Terms and Conditions

By providing your mobile number, you agree to receive text messages from Sanford-Brown via its mobile text message provider.  You may opt out of receiving messages by texting the word STOP to 94576, or simply reply with the word STOP to any text message you receive from Sanford-Brown.

While CEC or its mobile text message provider will not charge end users for receiving/responding to promotional messages, depending on the terms of your mobile phone plan, you may incur a cost from your mobile service carrier to receive and respond to any promotional text messages (standard messaging and data rates/fees and other charges may apply).  Charges will appear on your mobile phone bill or will be deducted from pre-paid amounts.  Current participating/supported carriers are: Alltel, AT&T, Boost, Cellcom, Cellular One, Cellular South, Cincinnati Bell, Cricket, Element Wireless, Golden State Cellular, iWireless, Metro PCS, Nextel, nTelos, Plateau Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, Verizon Wireless, Viaero Wireless, Virgin, and more.