What are cookies?
Please note that cookies can't harm your computer. We don't store any personally identifiable information such as your name and email address in any of the cookies we create, but we do use encrypted information gathered from them to help improve your experience of the site.
To register on the UK online centres website, you'll need to have cookies enabled. Most web browsers have cookies enabled, but see 'Managing cookies' below for help to turn them on should you need to. If you don't wish to enable cookies, you'll still be able to browse the site although the site may not work as intended.
We're giving you this information as part of our initiative to comply with recent legislation, and to make sure we're honest and clear about your privacy when using our website. We know you'd expect nothing less from us.
- essential functionality of the website
- tracking interactions with our website so that we can improve the site in the future
None of the cookies used on our website will result in you being shown any targeted adverts on other websites.
When you visit the UK online centres website you may notice some cookies that are not related to UK online centres. When you visit a page that contains embedded content, for example from YouTube, you may be sent cookies from these websites. We don't control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.
If you take the opportunity to 'share' UK online centres content with friends through social networks - such as Facebook and Twitter - you may be sent cookies from these websites. We don't control the setting of these cookies, so please check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.
If cookies aren't enabled on your computer, it will mean that your experience on our website will be limited to browsing. You won't be able to register with us. If you'd prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from the UK online centres website, or any other website, you can use your browser to do this.
How to check cookies are enabled for PCs
Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select Options Click the 'Under the Hood' tab, locate the 'Privacy' section, and select the 'Content settings' button Now select 'Allow local data to be set'
Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select 'Internet options' , then click on the 'Privacy' tab Ensure that your Privacy level is set to Medium or below, which will enable cookies in your browser Settings above Medium will disable cookies
Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select Options Then select the Privacy icon Click on Cookies, then select 'allow sites to set cookies'
Click on the Cog icon at the top of your browser window and select the 'Preferences' option Click on 'Security', check the option that says 'Block third-party and advertising cookies' Click 'Save' If you're not sure of the type and version of web browser you use to access the Internet click on 'Help' at the top of your browser window and select the 'About' option.
How to check cookies are enabled for Macs
Click on 'Safari' at the top of your browser window and select the 'Preferences' option Click on 'Security' then 'Accept cookies' Select the 'Only from site you navigate to'
Click on 'Chrome' at the top of your browser window and select the 'Preferences' option. Click on 'Show advanced settings' then 'Content settings' and select 'Allow local data to be set'
Click on 'Firefox' at the top of your browser window and select 'Preferences' Then select the Privacy icon Click on Cookies, then select 'allow sites to set cookies'
All other browsers
Please consult your documentation or online help files. If you're not sure of the type and version of web browser you use to access the Internet, click on the Apple menu and select the 'About' option, while your browser window is open.
Further information about cookies
If you'd like to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit aboutcookies.org (opens in a new window - please note that we can't be responsible for the content of external websites).