Cookie policy

LFS Cookies Policy

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What is a Cookie

A cookie is a piece of information in the form of a very small text file that is placed on an internet user's hard drive. It is generated by the web server you are connected to when you visit a web site The information the cookie contains is set by the server and it can be used by that server whenever the user visits the site. read more about cookies here

What are Cookies used for

One of the most common uses of cookies is in shopping sites like Amazon. The web server keeps track of your items selection as you browse the site, so you can leave the shopping cart page at any time to browse for more products.

 

What Third Party Cookies are used on the LFS Site

We do to track individual users or try identify them, but to gain useful knowledge about how the site is used so that we can keep improving it for our users. I would be very difficult to do so without the use of Cookies

Google Analytics and Youtube

Services like Google Analytics also use cookies to determine the visitors’ behaviour when they visit a particular site, for example it records the referral information (direct link to the site, search engine result, an online ad), and that helps the LFS to analyze where the traffic is coming from.

Demographic information is also analyzed, helping the LFS to find out what in what countries there is an interest in our courses. You can read more about the Google Analytics Cookies here:

https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsCoo...

Read about Google Privacy Policy Here:

http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

Vimeo

The LFS is using Vimeo.com as a video platform to host many of our graduation films. Vimeo also uses Cookies to provide the LFS information about what films were watched, what territory they were watched from, and it the visitor viewed the whole film or not.

Sharing Tools

The LFS Site carries embedded ‘Share’ buttons to enable users of the site to easily share pages with their friends through a number of Social Sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and more.

These sites may set a cookie when you are logged in to their services. This is something we don’t control. You should check the revevant website for more details.

Facebook Site Governance:

http://www.facebook.com/fbsitegovernance

Facebook Cookies:

http://www.facebook.com/help/cookies

Twitter Policy Document:

https://twitter.com/privacy

Twitter DO NOT TRACK Privacy Preference

The United States Federal Trade Commission has endorsed DNT as a simple way for users to inform integrated web services which offer content across the Internet (such as buttons, widgets, and other embedded features) that they do not want certain information about their webpage visits collected across websites when they have not interacted with that service's content on the page.

https://support.twitter.com/articles/20169453-twitter-supports-do-not-track

Flash Cookies

If you have Adobe Flash installed on your computer (most computers do) and you view Videos on the LFS site, Google Analytics will try to store some additional data on your computer. This data is known as a Local Shared Object or Flash cookie. This helps us to analyse the popularity of our media files. We can count the total number of times each file is played, how many people watch videos right to the end and how many people give up half way through. Adobe's website offers tools to control Flash cookies on your computer.

The LFS Payments System

The LFS is using CUBECART application to facilitate paying for courses and associated fees. Session Cookies will be used for the duration of the visit to the site: http://payments.lfs.org.uk

Stopping Being Tracked by Websites

There are a number of utilities available to help you know who is tracking you when you visit a website, and allow you to filter all or some of the tracking. For Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer , Chrome and Opera you can download Ghostery from:

http://www.ghostery.com

It is free to download and once installed will provide you with full information about all trackers in all websites you visit.

How to manually disable cookies in your browser

Internet Explorer 7.0 or 8.0:

  1. Choose Tools, then
  2. Click Internet Options
  3. Click then Privacy tab, and then, under Settings, move the slider to the top to block all cookies or to the bottom to allow all cookies, and then click OK.

Internet Explorer 9.0:

  1. Choose Tools, then
  2. Click Internet Options
  3. Click Privacy Tab and click on the Advanced Button
  4. Now, you can Allow or Block First-Party Cookies and Third-Party Cookies and then click OK

Firefox 3.6:

  1. Choose Tools, then
  2. Options
  3. Click the Privacy tab,
  4. Use Custom settings for history
  5. Check mark Accept cookies from sites to enable Cookies, and uncheck it to disable them
  6. Choose how long cookies are allowed to be stored:
    • Keep until: they expire
    • Keep until: I close Firefox
    • Keep until: ask me every time 
  7. Click OK

Google Chrome:

  1. Click the spanner icon on the browser toolbar
  2. Select Options (Preferences on Mac and Linux; Settings on a Chromebook)
  3. Click the Under the Bonnet tab
  4. Click Content settings in the Privacy section
  5. Click the Cookies tab in the Content Setting dialogue that appears

Safari:

  1. From the Safari menu, click Preferences
  2. From the Security dialogue box, from Accept Cookies, click to select Always
  3. Click Close