Cookie Policy

Date of last update: 22 May 2018

This cook­ie poli­cy sets out how cook­ies are used on web­sites oper­ated by Oppor­tun­ity Peter­bor­ough Ltd (and our web­sites), which includes, but is not lim­ited to; www.opportunitypeterborough.co.uk, www.theskillsservice.co.uk, www.ecoinnovationcentre.com, www.futurepeterborough.com, www.investinpeterborough.co.uk

Cook­ies’ are used on almost every web­site. They are small text files that are saved on your com­puter to help the web­site per­form a num­ber of func­tions. We use cook­ies for sev­er­al reas­ons. For example, they allow us to keep you secure when you log in to your online account, mon­it­or the num­ber of people using our web­sites and help us under­stand more about the way in which people use our web­sites.

Cookies used by our websites

  • Do not store any per­son­ally iden­ti­fi­able inform­a­tion about you or inform­a­tion such as pass­words.
  • Do not (and can­not) allow us to access oth­er inform­a­tion stored on your com­puter.
  • Do not store any inform­a­tion about you that oth­ers could under­stand, or in any way com­prom­ise your secur­ity.
  • Do allow us to provide a ser­vice whereby people can access their account, place a deal or open a new account, securely.
  • Do allow us to mon­it­or the num­ber of people using our web­sites and mon­it­or their activ­it­ies.
  • Do allow us to see how people arrive at our site (e.g. search for ‘Oppor­tun­ity Peter­bor­ough’ on a search engine, or click on an email we have sent).
  • Do allow us to gather tech­nic­al inform­a­tion about people using our web­sites, such as their geo­graph­ic loc­a­tion and the type of web browsers they are using.
  • Do allow our web­sites to recall cer­tain set­tings and pref­er­ences to make using our web­sites easi­er. We can­not identi­fy what your indi­vidu­al pref­er­ences or set­tings are.

Types of cookie used on our websites

Ses­sion cook­ies: are stored on your com­puter and remain avail­able for the dur­a­tion of your vis­it to our web­sites. When you close your browser, any ses­sion cook­ies that have been set will be auto­mat­ic­ally removed from your computer’s memory.

Per­sist­ent cook­ies: are stored on your com­puter and remain there until they reach their expir­a­tion date or you choose to delete them. At this point, the browser will delete the cook­ie from your computer’s hard drive. Whil­st the per­sist­ent cook­ie is present, the web­site that cre­ated it will have access to that cook­ie each time you return to that par­tic­u­lar web­site.

Third-party cook­ies: these are installed by third parties with the aim of col­lect­ing cer­tain inform­a­tion to carry out vari­ous research into beha­vi­our, demo­graph­ics etc.

We make use of all three types of cook­ie in order to max­im­ise the secur­ity of our ser­vices and to ensure you always get an optim­al ser­vice from our web­sites. We do not use cook­ies to track your use of the inter­net after leav­ing our web­sites, nor do we store any inform­a­tion about you in cook­ies that oth­ers could read and under­stand.

How we classify the cookies we use

We use a sys­tem of clas­si­fic­a­tion developed by the Inter­na­tion­al Cham­ber of Com­mer­ce. This allows us to clas­si­fy the dif­fer­ent types of cook­ies which we use on our web­sites and provide you with more inform­a­tion about why we use them.

Strictly neces­sary cook­ies are cook­ies that are essen­tial in provid­ing spe­cific ser­vices you have reques­ted from us. For example:

  • Remem­ber­ing inform­a­tion you have entered on online applic­a­tion forms when you nav­ig­ate to dif­fer­ent pages in a single web brows­ing ses­sion.
  • Main­tain­ing a logged-in ses­sion on our web­sites.

Per­form­ance cook­ies aim to improve our web­sites by col­lect­ing inform­a­tion about how you use our web­site. For example:

  • Count­ing the num­ber of vis­it­ors and how they move around our web­sites.
  • Under­stand­ing what interests our users so that we can deliv­er the con­tent and level of ser­vice you expect from us.
  • Help­ing us to improve our web­sites by meas­ur­ing errors exper­i­enced by users of our web­sites.
  • Test­ing dif­fer­ent designs or con­tent on our web­sites.

Our web­sites use Google Ana­lyt­ics, a web ana­lyt­ics ser­vice provided by Google, Inc. (‘Google’). The cook­ies used by Google Ana­lyt­ics are third party cook­ies referred to above, and help our web­sites ana­lyse how you use the site. The inform­a­tion gen­er­ated by the cook­ie about your use of our web­sites (includ­ing your IP address) will be trans­mit­ted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this inform­a­tion to provide us with reports on web­site activ­ity and oth­er ser­vices relat­ing to web­site activ­ity. For more inform­a­tion about how Google uses your data please see Google’s Pri­vacy & Terms.

For more details on how Google pro­tect the data we have about you please vis­it: https://privacy.google.com/businesses/

Social Shar­ing Cook­ies provide you with addi­tion­al func­tion­al­ity to share con­tent from our web pages to social media web­sites and email using the social media wid­gets or but­tons found on our web­sites. Use of these wid­gets or but­tons may place a cook­ie on your device to make their ser­vice easi­er to use and to ensure your inter­ac­tion is dis­played on webpages (e.g. the social share count cache is updated). We encour­age you to review each provider’s pri­vacy inform­a­tion before using any such ser­vice.

Managing your cookies

Most web browsers allow you to man­age cook­ies via the browser set­tings. For example you may choose to delete exist­ing cook­ies, pre­vent your browser from accept­ing new cook­ies, have the browser noti­fy you when you receive a new cook­ie or dis­able cook­ies alto­geth­er.

You can use the fol­low­ing links to find out more about man­aging these set­tings in your browser. If your browser is not lis­ted below you can nor­mally use the ‘Help’ func­tion­al­ity on your browser to find out about how it handles cook­ies.

Cook­ie set­tings in Inter­net Explorer

Cook­ie set­tings in Microsoft Edge

Cook­ie set­tings in Fire­fox

Cook­ie set­tings in Chrome

Cook­ie set­tings in Safari web

Cook­ie set­tings in iOS

If you have accep­ted cook­ies on our web­site and wish to change this, please con­tact us at info@opportunitypeterborough.co.uk or write to us at the address on our con­tact page and we will send you inform­a­tion on how to do this.

Changes to this Cookie Policy

We reserve the right to revise or sup­ple­ment this Cook­ie Poli­cy from time to time. You should book­mark and peri­od­ic­ally review this page to ensure that you are famil­i­ar with the most cur­rent ver­sion of this Cook­ie Poli­cy and so you are aware of what the cook­ies on our web­sites are used for. You can determ­ine when this Cook­ie Poli­cy was last revised by check­ing the “Date of last update” legend at the top of this Cook­ie Poli­cy.