Cookie Policy

Please read our Cookie Policy

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National Land Based College (NLBC) respects the privacy of visitors to our website and wants to protect any personal information that you give to us.

This statement is made in order to comply with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and to tell you how NLBC will use any personal information that you give to us.

How we collect information 

We receive personal information about you when you register with us to become a member of the Professional Register, subscribe to our newsletter, complete a survey, take part in an event, submit an enquiry or give us personal information in any other way.

What information we collect

To provide you with a satisfying experience while you browse and to help improve our websites, we use cookies. Cookies are small text markers stored on your computer that enable us to understand how people use our website. No personally identifiable information is stored on the cookies. In common with many similar websites, we use them to help remember preferences and for statistical measurements – for example, so we know how many visitors a page has had. Cookies can’t harm your computer.

We use cookies to:

remember certain information about users so they don’t have to repeatedly give the same information

recognise if users are already logged in to certain areas of the website

measure how people use our website so we can continually improve how information is provided.

You can find out more about how to control cookies on the Information Commissioner’s Office website.

Your Consent

Cookies may be set by us or third parties. By continuing to browse our site you’re agreeing to our use of cookies.

Why do we use cookies?

Cookies are important to make our website work and help us improve it, which helps us realise our vision of a better future for people and planet.

These are the main reasons we use cookies on this website:

1. Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager

This is a service we use from Google that collects information about how people use our website. We use this to make sure we are providing the best service we can to our web visitors.

Using cookies, Google Analytics stores information about:

what pages you visit

how long you stay on the page

how you came to the site

what things you click on

Although we collect this information, we do not collect any personal information – so we don’t know what your name is or where you live. And the information we collect cannot be used to identify you.

2. Web Content Management System

The content management systems we use to build the website and update the pages also collect information about how many times a page has been visited and how many times a file is downloaded (things like the PDFs of our research reports and briefings).

3. Third-party cookies

Our pages may have a “Share this” function that allows you to share content with your friends or colleagues via email, Twitter, Facebook etc. We use cookies to make this service work. It tells us what items a person has shared, how many people are sharing and how many page visits we have received as a result of the sharing. Again we do not collect anything that personally identifies you.

4. Cookies that are set by other websites

If you are using the sharing facility already mentioned (i.e. Share content with Facebook, Twitter) then it is possible those websites (i.e. Facebook) may also set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service. NLBC does not control these type of cookies.

Occasionally we embed things like video, audio and pictures from other websites such as such as YouTube, Vimeo, Flickr or Soundcloud. This means it looks like one of our webpages but the video is being fed through from another site (ie YouTube). This means that every time you visit one of our pages with this sort of embedded content, those other sites may use their own cookies to record that you watched or viewed the content. NLBC has no control over these cookies so you should check the relevant website for more information.

How to control cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish or delete cookies installed by the site – for more details, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. To do so you should modify your browser settings – click on the help section of your Internet browser and follow the instructions. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit the site and some services and functionalities may not work.

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