What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a site or page. The cookie helps the website to recognise your device the next time you visit and to remember your actions and preferences over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another. We use the term “cookies” in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.
There are many functions cookies serve. For example, they can help us to remember your username and preferences, analyse how well SAM Learning is performing.
Certain cookies contain personal information – for example, if you click to “remember me” when logging in, a cookie will store your username. Most cookies will not collect information that identifies you, but will instead collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use SAM Learning.
What sort of cookies does SAM Learning use?
Generally, our cookies perform up to three different functions:
- Essential cookies
Some cookies are essential for the operation of SAM Learning. If you opt to disable these cookies, you will not be able to access or use all of the features that SAM Learning incorporates.
- Performance Cookies
We utilise other cookies to analyse how our visitors use SAM Learning and to monitor performance. This allows us to provide a high quality experience by customising our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. For example, we might use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why some pages are receiving error messages.
- Functionality Cookies
We use functionality cookies to allow us to remember your preferences. For example, cookies save you the trouble of typing in your username every time you use SAM Learning, and recall your preferences.
Please note we do not allow advertising on SAM Learning so there will be no cookies for this purpose.
Can you block cookies?
As we have explained above, cookies help you to get the most out of SAM Learning.
However, if you do wish to disable cookies then you can do so by amending the settings within your browser or mobile device.
Please remember that if you do choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain sections of SAM Learning will not work properly.