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Privacy & Cookies

Notice about how we use your personal information

Personal data which we collect about you via our website is held on and processed by computers situated at Peterborough College. The College will retain this data for a reasonable period or for as long as the law requires.

The College will not disclose any of your personal data collected via our website to any third party, other than in circumstances set out in this privacy policy and/​or where you have given us permission to do so, unless we are required to do so by law.

The College may use personal data collected from you via our website to manage and monitor use of our website. Otherwise, we will only use this personal data for the purposes for which it was collected, unless you have given us permission to use it for other stated purposes. For example, if you supply us with your name and address so we can send you a prospectus for a particular department, and at the same time you agree that we may send you similar information in the future, we may subsequently invite you to an open day at that department.

There may be circumstances in which the College will ask you to agree to us disclosing your personal data to certain third parties under this lawful basis.

If at any time you want to withdraw any permission you have given us to provide you with services, or to use your personal data in any other way, please inform us by email.

Privacy Notice

The following section tells you how we use cookies, why, and how this allows us to improve our service to you.

What is a cookie
A cookie is a file containing small amounts of information which is downloaded to the device you use when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies do lots of different and useful jobs, such as remembering your preferences, and generally improving your online experience.

How PRC uses cookies
The College website uses cookies for Google Analytics (a third party service). The purpose of Google Analytics is to keep an anonymous record of how our website is being used by visitors.

Google Analytics does not identify you personally but will track the type of browser and operating system you are using, your screen resolution, the date and time you access the site and the pages you visit. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone.

By using Google Analytics we are able to improve the content and functionality of our site for a better customer experience.For more information on Google Analytics please visit the following link:

If you would like to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics you can do so by visiting the following link:

For further information and advice on cookies please visit:

Site Search
Search terms used on our website are collected and processed anonymously to help improve our website and search functionality. No user-specific data is collected by the College.

Click4Assistance Live Chat
The College uses Click4Assistance to provide a live chat facility on the website pages. When a conversation starts between a visitor and a representative from the college using Click4Assistance, various data is collected. This data can consist of the visitor’s name and email address, IP address, type of browser and operating system. During the conversation all correspondence sent between the parties is held on the Click4 Assistance systems. For further information please read the Click4Assistance privacy statement.

External site links
Our site may contain links to other sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc. Please note that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of these sites and would encourage our users to read the privacy statements for those sites.

Information provided and displayed by Facebook Social Plugin‘s are the responsibility of Facebook Inc ( and does not reflect the privacy policy of Peterborough Regional College. Images displayed via Facebook Social Plugin’s are based on the information within Facebook and Peterborough Regional College has no access to view this information unless made Public via your Facebook Security Settings.

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