Gateshead College will use any personal information collected
from this website in accordance with the Data Protection Act
Gateshead College undertakes not to intentionally disclose
personal information to third parties without the relevant
individuals consent unless obliged to do so by any law, regularion
or other legally binding authority including but not limited to
Although appropriate security measures are in place, Gateshead
College cannot guarantee that information sent to it by email or
via the internet will not be intercepted or decrypted and therefore
accepts no liability for such occurences.
What are cookies
Cookies are small text files which are downloaded to your
computer or mobile device when you visit a website or application.
Your web browser (such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or
Google Chrome) then sends these cookies back to the website or
application on each subsequent visit so that they can recognise you
and remember things like personalised details or user
Cookies are very useful and do lots of different jobs which help
to make your experience on websites as smooth as possible. For
example, they let you move between web pages efficiently,
remembering your preferences, and generally improving your
experience (see below for more examples). They can also help to
ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and
They are referred to as session or persistent cookies, depending
on how long they are used:
- Session cookies only last for your online session and disappear
from your computer or device when you close your browser.
- Persistent cookies stay on your computer or device after the
browser has been closed and last for the period of time specified
in the cookie. These persistent cookies are activated each time you
visit the site where the cookie was generated.
Managing cookies in your browser
Most modern browsers will allow you to:
- See what cookies you've got and delete them on an individual
- Block third party cookies.
- Block cookies from particular sites.
- Block all cookies from being set.
- Delete all cookies when you close your browser.
You should be aware that any preferences will be lost if you
delete cookies. This includes where you have opted out from
cookies, as this requires an opt-out cookie to be set. Also, if you
block cookies completely many websites will not work properly and
some functionality on these websites will not work at all.
Please check the 'Help' menu of your browser to learn how to
change your cookie preferences. Alternatively, www.allaboutcookies.org
contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide
variety of browsers.