Waterside Training - Cookie Policy

At Waterside Training, we believe in being clear and open about how we collect and use data related to you. In the spirit of transparency, this policy provides detailed information about how and when we use cookies. This cookie policy applies to any product or service that links to this policy or incorporates it by reference.

Does Waterside Training use cookies?

Yes. We use cookies and other technologies to ensure everyone who uses our services has the best possible experience. Cookies also help us keep your account safe. By continuing to visit or use our services, you are agreeing to the use of cookies and similar technologies for the purposes we describe in this policy.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file placed onto your device that enables website features and functionality. For example, cookies enable us to identify your device, secure your access to our site generally, and even help us know if someone attempts to access your account from a different device. Cookies also enable you to easily share content on and help us serve relevant ads to you.

When does Waterside Training place cookies?

We use cookies on our site and mobile applications. Any browser visiting our site will receive cookies from us. We also place cookies in your browser when you visit a non-Waterside Training site that hosts plugins (for example, LinkedIn's "Share" button or Twitters share function).

What types of cookies does Waterside Training use?

We use two types: persistent cookies and session cookies. A persistent cookie helps us recognize you as an existing user, so it's easier to return to or interact with our services without signing in again. After you sign in, a persistent cookie stays in your browser and will be read by your browser when you return to one of our sites or a partner site that uses our services (for example, our sharing or job application buttons). Session cookies only last for as long as the session (usually the current visit to a website or a browser session).

What are cookies used for?

Cookies can be used to recognise you when you visit our website or login, remember your preferences, and give you a personalised experience that's in line with your settings. Cookies also make your interactions with our website faster and more secure. Additionally, cookies allow us to bring you advertising both on and off our website, and bring customised features to you that allow sharing via social media.

Categories of Use

Description

Authentication

If you're signed in, cookies help us show you the right information and personalise your experience.

Security

We use cookies to enable and support our security features, and to help us detect malicious activity.

Preferences, features and services

Cookies can tell us which language you prefer and what your communications preferences are. They can help you fill out forms more easily. They also provide you with features, insights, and customised content in conjunction with our plugins.

Advertising

We may use cookies to show you relevant advertising both on and off our site. We may also use a cookie to learn whether someone who saw an ad later visited and took an action (e.g. downloaded a white paper or made a purchase) on the advertiser's site. Similarly, our partners may use a cookie to determine whether we've shown an ad and how it performed, or provide us with information about how you interact with ads. We may also work with a partner to show you an ad on or off our website, such as after you've visited a partner's site or application.

Performance, Analytics and Research

Cookies help us learn how well our site and plugins perform in different locations. We also use cookies to understand, improve, and research products, features, and services, including when you access our site from other websites, applications, or devices such as your work computer or your mobile device.

 

How are cookies used for advertising purposes?

Cookies and other ad technology such as beacons, pixels, and tags help us serve relevant ads to you more effectively. They also help us provide aggregated auditing, research, and reporting for advertisers, understand and improve our service, and know when content has been shown to you. Note: Because your web browser may request advertisements and beacons directly from third party ad network servers, these networks can view, edit, or set third party cookies, just as if you had requested a web page from their site. Ads served by our site may also set third party cookies.

Unless you clear these cookies from your browser, we may use this information to:

  • provide more relevant, interest-based advertising
  • help website and app owners understand how visitors engage with their sites or apps
  • detect and defend against fraud and other risks to protect users and partners
  • improve our services

We do not provide any personal information that we collect to advertisers unless you have given us permission to do so.

What third-party cookies does Waterside Training Use?

Please note that the names of cookies, pixels and other technologies may change over time. Please also note that companies and other organisations that sponsor pages on our website may use cookies, pixels or other technologies on their pages to learn about your interest in them.

Controlling cookies

Most browsers allow you to control cookies through their settings preferences. However, if you limit the ability of websites to set cookies, you may worsen your overall user experience, since it will no longer be personalized to you. It may also stop you from saving customized settings like login information.

What to do if you don't want cookies to be set or want them to be removed?

If you don't want us to use cookies when you visit our site, you can opt-out of some cookies on your settings page. Most browsers also provide functionality that lets you review and erase cookies. Please note that our website will not work properly without cookies.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit wikipedia.org, www.allaboutcookies.org, or www.aboutcookies.org.

Other helpful resources

To learn more about advertisers' use of cookies the following links are helpful:

Browser manufacturers provide help pages relating to cookie management in their products. Please see below for more information.

For other browsers, please consult the documentation that your browser manufacturer provides.