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Cookie Policy

Cookies are small simple text files which are stored on your device (computer, tablet, smartphone etc) when you visit a website. They are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user's device. Cookies are used by most modern websites, and in many cases are essential for the operation of the website. In particular, they are used to allow the website to "remember" you, either for a single visit, as you move from one web page to another within the site ("session cookies"), or for repeat visits, so that you are "recognised" when you visit the website again from the same device ("persistent cookies"). Another common use is to provide information to owners of the site about which pages have been visited, how long visitors have spent on a particular page, and so on.

We have categorised the cookies used on this website based on the categories outlined in the International Chamber of Commerce's UK Cookie guide (PDF link). You may also find the information at www.aboutcookies.org helpful.

Category 1: Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website (e.g. the SLA Members' Area and online courses which you have signed up for) and the shopping basket system. Without these cookies, these services cannot be provided. These cookies are used when you choose to log in to the members' area, sign up for an online course, or put an item in your shopping basket.

Category 2: Performance cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they receive error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works. Web analytics that use cookies to gather data to enhance the performance of a website fall into this category. Cookies of this type are used by Google's popular Analytics system, which the SLA use to gather anonymous aggregated information about how our website is used.

Category 3: Functionality cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. Cookies of this type are used to remember SLA members who choose not to have to log in on every visit, and to remember your acceptance of this cookie policy.

Category 4: Targeting cookies or advertising cookies

These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator's permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation. The SLA website does not use Targeting cookies or advertising cookies.

Cookie List

Here is a list of all the cookies used on the SLA website, with explanations of their functions.

Name/
Category
Purpose/
Where Used
Assent
PHPSESSID

Strictly necessary
Used to remember logged-in users as they move from one page to the next.
Where Used: All members only pages; all online training course pages requiring users to log in; in the shopping basket system, for logged-in SLA members
By logging in to the members' area or to an online training course requiring a username and password, you indicate your acceptance of the use of this cookie
usercookie

Strictly necessary
Used to remember which items non-logged-in visitors have added to their shopping basket.
Where Used: In the shopping basket/checkout system, where the visitor is not an SLA member or has not logged in
By adding an item to your shopping basket and/or going to the checkout, you indicate your acceptance of the use of this cookie
SLAuser

Functionality
Used to remember SLA members and automatically log them in IF AND ONLY IF they have ticked the box labelled "Remember Me" in the log in panel on the right hand side of every page, or the box on the Settings page labelled "Remember me and keep me logged in on this computer". By ticking the "Remember Me" box, you indicate your acceptance of the use of this cookie
cookieassent

Functionality
By law we are required to ask your assent to store cookies on your device the first time you visit the site with that device. This cookie is used to store acceptance of your assent for that device.
Where Used: in the initial message about cookies shown at the top of the screen when you first visit the website using a particular device
By clicking the button labelled "Accept cookies and hide this message" you are indicating acceptance of the cookies listed on this page
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Performance
Uses Google's popular Analytics system to store (aggregated, anonymous) data about visitors' use of the website, for example how many times a particular page has been viewed, what the most popular downloads are, the number of visitors to the SLA site, etc. This information does not identify you or your organisation individually. For more information about Google Analytics please see www.google.com/analytics/. By using the SLA website and its services, you indicate your acceptance of the use of this cookie. If you prefer not to accept Google Analytics cookies on any website you visit, you can download and install an add-on for your web browser at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.