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Two cookies are used by Weblearn

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

There are two main types of cookie - 1st party (normally used by sites to track the things you look at and remember any settings you change) and 3rd party (used by advertising companies to target ads based on the things you look at).

You can find out more about what cookies are by going to http://www.allaboutcookies.org/

What cookies do we use on Weblearn?

Nescot Weblearn uses two 1st Party cookies:

1. MoodleSessionNescotWeblearn: This cookie is essential and must be allowed for Moodle to work. It is only used when you are logged in to Weblearn or your browser is open.

It helps make Weblearn work better for you by:

  • Remembering how you like things displayed
  • Measuring how you use Weblearn so we can make sure it meets your needs
  • Providing continuity and maintaining your login from page to page

As soon as you log out or close your browser, the MoodleSessionNescotWeblearn cookie will be removed from both the browser and the server.

2. MOODLEID1_NescotWeblearn: This cookie is for your convenience only and can be safely blocked or refused. When you login there is an option to ‘Remember username’. If you tick this, then the MOODLEID1_NescotWeblearn is placed on your computer or mobile phone so that you don’t have to remember your username in future. It will remain on your computer or mobile phone until you choose to delete it. It does not record your password.

Third party cookies

We do not make use of third party cookies within Weblearn, but some of the sites that we link to, some of our resources suppliers, and some information feeds may make use of these. Please see statements on these websites about their use of cookies

Turning cookies on and off in your browser

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