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How we use your information

When someone visits we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone.

If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

How we use Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

The table below explains the cookie we use and why.

Cookie Name Description
petroc_tkt This cookie is used as an essential part of the secure login process to the My Petroc and OnCampus parts of the website.
This cookie is deleted when you close your browser.
remembered_username This cookie is used to remember your username when you log into My Petroc.
By ticking the box to remember your username, you are giving consent for the cookie to be used.
This cookie expires after 30 days.
These cookies are essential for interactive parts of the website to operate, such as the online course search, applications and enrolments, and the shopping basket for payments.
These cookies are deleted when you close your browser.
Google Analytics:
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site.
The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
Cookie Control:
When you click "I'm happy with this..." on the Cookie Control user interface, a cookie is set in order to remember your preference.
These cookies are set only after the user has given consent to us to use cookies. Consent can be later removed by removing the cookies using the browser settings.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit

Last Updated: 21st June 2012 at 12:01pm

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