How we use cookie files

Cookies are small text files which most websites that you visit use, by placing them on your computer or device. They are stored on your device's hard drive or storage through your web browser and contain a unique number which identifies your visit, but not personal data.


Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work more efficiently or to provide crucial functionality, as well as to provide certain bits of information to the owners of the site.


Most web browsers, including on mobile devices, allow you decide whether you'd like to allow cookies to be used or not. For more information, use the 'help' portion of your browser which should tell you how to configure your browser to refuse cookies. You can also delete existing cookies and set options to notify you when you receive a new cookie on your machine. Please remember though, that by turning off cookies you may make the website less efficient and some services may not function properly.


Doncaster College uses cookies in a number of ways to make sure that our website works as it should. We also use the Google Analytics service, which sets its own cookie, to help us monitor visitors' movement from page to page. We use this service to optimise our website and see which pages are most popular, so that we can deliver a better experience to our visitors.


Please find a summary of the cookies we use on here:


Cookie used Description of the cookie Information
Accessibility As part of the website, we give visitors the option to set accessibility options, such as changing to a text-only mode, or changing text sizes and colours. To do this, we use a cookie which stores the mode you wish to view the site in. Setting accessibility options
Google Analytics

We use the Google Analytics tracking service to track the usage of our web pages. We use this information to compile reports and optimise our website to improve the browsing experience for visitors.


The data collected is anonymous, and includes information such as number of pages visited, times and dates of visits, paths visited through the website, and how the visitor got to the website (for example from a search engine or from another website).

View Google's Analytics privacy overview


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