Privacy Statement

This Privacy Policy explains our data processing practices and the ways in which your personal data is used. If you have any requests concerning your personal information or any queries with regard to our processing please contact us using the contact details on this website.

Use of Information

Askham Bryan College is required under the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and the Data Protection Act 2018 to provide you with details of why we collect your personal data, what we do with it, who we share it with and how long we intend to keep it.

Askham Bryan College collects and processes different data depending on how you use the site and our services. If you are a student, please see the Student Privacy Statement. If you are a member of staff, please see the Staff Privacy Statement. Details of which are also available on the College’s intranet.

If you are a member of the public, then the College will not collect or retain any personal data; but does rely on the use of cookies to improve user experience of the site.

Concerns can be reported to the College Data Protection Officer and complaints made to the ICO at

Other Websites

Our website may contain links to other websites which are outside our control and are not covered by this Privacy Policy. If you access other sites using the links provided, the operators of these sites may collect information from you which will be used by them in accordance with their privacy policy, which may differ from ours.


What is a cookie?

Cookies are little files of data that are stored on your computer or handheld device. Most websites you visit will use cookies in order to improve your user experience by enabling that website to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’).

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, storing your preferences, and generally improving your experience of a website. Cookies make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier. If a website doesn’t use cookies, it will think you are a new visitor every time you move to a new page on the site – for example, when you enter your login details and move to another page it won’t recognise you and it won’t be able to keep you logged in.

Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what’s in your shopping basket.

What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set:

Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their computer or mobile device a bit intrusive. Although this is generally quite harmless you may not, for example, want to see advertising that has been targeted to your interests. If you prefer, it is possible to block some or all cookies, or even to delete cookies that have already been set; but you need to be aware that you might lose some functions of the website. You can block cookies by going into your browser’s control panel/preferences.

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