Privacy Policy and cookie information for Cleveland College of Art & Design (CCAD)

By using Cleveland College of Art & Design’s website you consent to the collection, storage, use and transfer of your personal data by us under the terms of this Privacy Policy. We use the definition of personal data defined in the Data Protection Act 1998.

Data that we collect from you

The personal data that we collect from you via our website is stored on our servers. It may be processed by our staff and by contractors and suppliers who work for us. We will ensure that your personal data is treated securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act and this privacy statement.

How we may use this information

Disclosure of your data

The data you provide to us will be treated as confidential. Unless required to do so by law, we will not otherwise share, sell or distribute any of the data you provide to us without your consent.


A cookie is a piece of data stored by a website within a browser for use within that website to enable a mechanism for remembering browser actions. This helps us to track your activity on our web pages, to find out how it is being used and to assess its usefulness. Data about you is not collected during the tracking process.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website and the sub domain of . Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. You can find out more information on the cookies used by Google Analytics as well as details of the Google privacy policy.

Disabling Cookies

Most browsers have cookies enabled by default.

If you wish to disable cookies on our website or all sites you can set your cookie preferences for your browser. However, disabling cookies may affect your experience browsing our website.

We also use third party persistent cookies from Google Analytics to track how you get to our site and your activity on the site so that we can improve our business processes. These are as follows:

Cookie Name Purpose Length Held
_utma Assigns a unique ID to track every new visitor 2 years or until browser deletion
_utmb Establish a user session on the website and updates on every new page view 30 mins from creation/update
_utmc Used historically in conjunction with _utmb to determine if a new session needs to be established Expires on browser exit
_utmz Stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach your website i.e. website search, email hyperlink etc. 6 months from creation/update

Third Party Websites

Because we want your experience of our site to be as informative and useful as possible, we provide a number of links to websites operated by third parties (Third party websites). Please be aware that we do not control such third party websites and that such third party websites may send their own cookies to users, or otherwise collect data or solicit personal information. We assume no responsibility for the information gathering practices of third party websites that you are able to access through our site, and we encourage you to review each third party website’s privacy policy before disclosing any personally identifiable information.

Our site includes the following which use cookies:

Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties.

Some of our third party functions also use anonymous tracking cookies for advertising purposes. If you are concerned about third party cookies generated by advertisers, you can turn these off by going to the Your Online Choices site.


We employ security measures to protect your data from access by unauthorised persons and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction or damage.

Data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

You are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential.

We are required to ensure the information we hold is accurate: please help us keep our records updated by informing us of any changes to your contact details.

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using, how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics”  also tell us if , on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before.

We use Google Analytics – read the Google Analytics privacy policy and opt-out

Advertising Cookies

Cookies are widely used in online advertising. Neither us, advertisers or our advertising partners can gain personally identifiable information from these cookies.

You can learn more about online advertising at YourOnlineChoices. You can opt-out of almost all advertising cookies here. It is also worth noting that opting out of advertising cookies will not mean you won’t see adverts, just simply that they won’t be tailored to you any longer.

Remarketing Cookies

You may notice that sometimes after visiting a site you see increased numbers of adverts from the site you visited. This is because advertisers, including ourselves pay for these adverts. The technology to do this is made possible by cookies and as such we may place a so called “remarketing cookie” during your visit. Don’t worry we are unable to proactively reach out to you as the whole process is entirely anonymous. You can opt out of these advertising cookies at anytime as explained above.


Changes to our Privacy Policy

We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make any substantial changes we will notify you by posting this within the latest news section of our website.


If you have any questions regarding this Policy or believe we have not adhered to the above criteria, please contact