BPP Cookie Use
- What are cookies?
- How to control and delete cookies
- Cookies used by BPP
- Cookies set by third party sites
- Other third party processing activities
- Turning off non-essential cookies
- Updates to this policy
What are cookies?
Cookies are small, often encrypted, text files that are used by websites to perform certain functions.
Cookies are sometimes referred to as browser cookies or tracking cookies and are created when a browser loads a web page or if an online advert is clicked on. Cookies are stored within a user’s browser to help websites remember a user’s settings or enable certain online ads to be triggered.
Information supplied to us using cookies helps us to analyse the profile of our visitors and provide you with a better online experience.
BPP use a variety of cookies to track how you use our websites by providing usage statistics. Cookies are also used to serve ads to you based upon your browsing history and previous visits to bpp.com. Certain phone numbers throughout our websites are tracked using cookies. This is to better understand how customers use our contact centre phone numbers.
A full list of cookies and how we use them can be found in our section on Cookies used by BPP
How to control and delete cookies
BPP will not collect personally identifiable information through the means of cookies.
Cookies can be controlled, blocked or restricted through your browser settings. Information on how to do this can be found within the Help section of your browser. All cookies are browser specific. Therefore, if you use multiple browsers or devices to access websites, you will need to manage your cookie preferences across all of these elements.
There are also several online resources that can give you more information on cookies and how you can control them within a variety of different web browsers. You can visit either http://www.aboutcookies.org or http://www.allaboutcookies.org for more information.
If you are using a mobile device to access a BPP website, you will need to refer to your handset instruction manual or help resource in order to find out how you can control cookies on your particular device.
This cookie information covers, but is not restricted to:
By using BPP websites without restricting any of the cookies outlined below you are actively agreeing to be opted-in to these cookies and you agree to submit the information that is collected by them. All cookies can be actively controlled and restricted. Details of how this can be done in each instance are detailed below.
Please note: if you restrict cookies, you may experience a loss of functionality while on BPP websites.
Cookies used by BPP
|Google Analytics||__utma||This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit to our site from that web browser. If you delete the cookie, and the browser subsequently visits our site, a new __utma cookie is written with a different unique ID. This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to our site and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.|
|__utmb||This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with our site. When a user views a page, the Google Analytics code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. Each time a user visits a different page, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals. This cookie expires when a user pauses on a page for longer than 30 minutes.|
|__utmz||This cookie stores the type of referral used by visitors to our site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation. The cookie is updated with each page view to one of our sites.|
|__utmv||This cookie is not normally present in a default configuration of the tracking code. The __utmv cookie passes the information provided via the _setVar() method, which we use to create a custom user segment. This string is then passed to the Analytics servers in the GIF request URL via the utmcc parameter. We do not currently use the _setVar() method for the tracking code on BPP websites.|
|Flashtalking||flashtalkingad1||Enables ads to be targeted to relevant users - allows reports to be created viewing the marketing touchpoints customers have previously seen (attribution)|
|Infinity Call Tracking||ictf_master||Unique Visitor Ref - Stores the unique Visitor Reference|
|ictf_il44||Contains per Installation tracking source cache|
|ictf_in44||Contains per Installation number replacement source cache|
|ict_0||Contains 3rd party tracking and number replacement source cache|
|ict_master||Unique Visitor Ref - Stores the unique Visitor Reference|
|Chartbeat||_chartbeat2||Used to register if the user has visited the domain before (new vs returning)|
|_SUPERFLY_nosample||Triggers a 503 error, which sets this cookie and then disables tracking beacons from that user for an hour|
|Crazy Egg||is_returning||This cookie tracks whether or not a visitor is new or returning to a particular website or page. This cookie lasts for 5 years from the date it was set|
|Marin||_msuuid||This cookie is used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information for advertising management across third party websites and to produce internal conversion statistics.|
|Google Advertising||__ar_v4||Allows Google to track which of our adverts performs the best|
|Hello Bar|| hellobar_variation |
|This cookie allows your browser to remember which version of the Hello Bar you have seen previously.|
| Kallidus |
| ASP.NET_SessionId |
|These cookies are essential for the Learning Management System. They maintain your signed in status while you are using the system, and allow you to authenticate with other systems that use Windows Identity Foundation. These cookies are deleted when you close your browser. For more information Visit the Microsoft website.|
| ***/Default.aspxKallidusPage |
|These cookies store the search filters that are applied when using the administration area of the Learning Management System. They do not apply to the student portal. They store the current page of a list, the search text that has been applied, and any other search filters. There is a separate cookie for each area of administration that is visited.|
| ForumView |
|These cookies store information about visits to forums for courses and lessons. They store the preferred view layout for forums, and the date of the last visit to each forum. There is a separate cookie for each forum that is visited.|
| LMSOfflineStatus.*** |
|These cookies store information about lessons that have been downloaded to a computer for launching while offline. They store the status and score information, and information about each lesson. This feature is not available in all LMS installations.|
|Logging into bpp.com|| SCREEN_NAME |
|These cookies are written to your browser when you register and login in to the bpp.com website. These cookies are necessary to allow you to use the logged in features of bpp.com and enable our site to remember your preferences. All of the values within these cookies are encrypted for your security.|
|Purchasing items on bpp.com||CUSTOMER_UUID||This cookie enables our ecommerce system to remember your order through the checkout process. The cookie does not contain any personal information.|
Cookies set by third party sites
To enhance our content and to deliver a more enriching online experience for our users, we sometimes embed images and videos from other websites on BPP websites.
We currently use and may in future use content from sites such as YouTube, Flickr, Facebook and Twitter. You may be presented with cookies from these third party websites. Please note that BPP does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should consult the relevant third party website for information on how these cookies are used and how you can control them.
BPP also embeds social sharing icons throughout our websites. These sharing options are designed to enable users to easily share our content with their friends using a variety of different social networks. These social sharing sites may set a cookie when you are logged into their service. Please note that BPP does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should consult the relevant third party website for information on how these cookies are used and how you can control them.
Other third party processing activities
Turning off non-essential cookies
You have the ability to automatically disable non-essential cookies used by bpp.com. Non-essential cookies are defined as those used to facilitate behaviour tracking and ad serving.
Non-essential cookies can be automatically disabled by clicking 'Turn off Cookies' below. Please note, this will only disable non-essential cookies for this browser and/or device only.
Updates to this policy
This policy may be updated regularly as and when new cookies are implemented, or existing cookies removed.
We will also update this policy based upon cookie best practices and both UK and EU legal requirements.
You are encouraged to check back here in order to keep up-to-date with the latest version of this policy.