About this cookie policy

This cookie policy explains what cookies are and how we use them, the types of cookies we use, the information we collect using cookies and how that information is used, and how to control the cookie preferences. For further information on how we use, store, and keep your personal data secure, see our privacy policy.

When you first visit www.learn.portsmouth.gov.uk website, necessary cookies that are essential for the website to function will be set automatically. You will be asked if you want to accept optional cookies, or view cookie settings.

In cookie settings, you can select whether you want to accept or not accept optional cookies and submit your preferences.

Until you provide consent to use cookies on the website, optional cookies will not be activated. You can continue to navigate the website without submitting your preference, and not accepting cookies won’t affect your experience across the website. You can change or withdraw your consent at anytime by using the manage your consent link below.

Learn more about who we are, how you can contact us, and how we process personal data in our data protection and privacy policy.

Your consent applies to the following domains: learn.portsmouth.gov.uk


What are cookies?

Cookies are a specific technology that store information between website visits.
Cookies are small pieces of information, normally consisting of just letters and numbers, which online services provide when users visit them. Software on the user’s device (for example a web browser) can store cookies and send them back to the website next time they visit.

Cookies can be useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. 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 majority of websites use both first party and third-party cookies.

First party cookies are directly stored by the website or domain you visit, are mostly necessary for the website to function in the right way, and do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.

Third party cookies are created by domains that are not on the website or domain you are visiting. Third party cookies are usually used for keeping services secure and understanding how the website performs and how users interact with it to improve user experience.

What types of cookies are there ?

Necessary: Some cookies are essential for users to be able to experience the full functionality of a website. They allow websites to maintain user sessions and prevent any security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information. For example, these cookies allow you to do things like log-in customer accounts and add products to baskets, and checkout securely.

Necessary cookies are automatically enabled as they are essential to enable the website to function. You may disable necessary cookies by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.

Analytics: These types of cookies store information like the number of visitors to the website, the number of unique visitors, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit, etc. This data helps website owners understand and analyse how well the website performs and where it needs improvement.

Advertisement : These types of cookies are used to personalise advertisements on websites and track the efficiency of marketing campaigns. These cookies also help us keep track of the efficiency of these ad campaigns. The information stored in these types of cookies may also be used by third-party ad providers to show you ads on other websites on the browser as well.

Functional: These types of cookies help certain non-essential functionalities on a website. These functionalities include things like embedding content like videos or sharing content of the website on social media platforms.

Performance: These types of cookies help website owners to store settings and browsing preferences like language preferences so that you have a better and efficient experience on future visits to the website.

What types of cookies do we use?

learn.portsmouth.gov.uk uses the following types of cookies:

Analytics cookies

Necessary cookies

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How do I change my cookie settings?

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings.

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

You can also opt out of tracking by Google Analytics across all websites.

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