The website of Oaklands College uses cookies.

Insofar as those cookies are not strictly necessary for the provision of our website and services, we will ask you to consent to our cookies when you first visit our website.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by online service providers in order to (for example) make their websites or services work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.

Cookies can be either “first” or “third” party. Whether a cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party refers to the website or domain placing the cookie. First party cookies are cookies set by a website visited by the user - the website displayed in the URL window. Third party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than the one being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and a separate company sets a cookie through that website this would be a third party cookie.

Cookies may also be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies. A persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid under its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date. A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session when the web browser is closed.

Why do we use cookies?

We use first party and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Websites and Services to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” or “strictly necessary” cookies. Other cookies enable us and the third parties we work with to track and target the interests of visitors to our Websites, and we refer to these as “performance” or “functionality” cookies.

Google Analytics and Advertising

We use Google's services, such as Analytics and Ads, to analyse how visitors use our site and to make our ads more relevant to you. These tools allow us to make improvements to our site and make your experience better for future visits. The data does not include personally identifiable information such as your name or address. You can find out more about how Google uses this this information here:

Essential Website Cookies

These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our websites and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas. Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the websites, you cannot refuse them without impacting how our websites function. You can block or delete them by changing your browser settings, as described under the heading "How can I control cookies?" in the Cookie Statement.

Provider Cookie Name Expiry ASP.NET_SessionId Session ASP.NET_SessionId Session ASP.NET_SessionId Session AWSELB Session SESS# Session

Preference Cookies

Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region.

Provider Cookie Name Expiry .DBANON 29 days LastLoginDate 1 year LoggedIn Session __lc.visitor_id. 999 days __lc_vv Session __livechat 3 years __livechat_lastvisit 3 years 3rdparty Session lc_ssoundefined 999 days lc_window_state Session main_window_timestamp# Session message_text Session notification[status_ping] Session recent_window Session sf_timezoneoffset Session lang Session lang Session

Analytics Cookies

Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

Provider Cookie Name Expiry _ga 2 years _gat Session _gid Session _ga 2 years _gid Session _dc_gtm_UA-# Session _ga 2 years _gat Session _gid Session i/adsct Session __qca 1 year _ga 2 years _gat Session _gid Session

Advertising Cookies

These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you and your interests. They also perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed, and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests.

Provider Cookie Name Expiry fr 3 months tr Session ads/ga-audiences Session collect Session NID 6 months iutk 10 years
HotJar _hjIncludedInSample Session mc 13 months i/jot/syndication Session personalization_id 2 years PREF 8 months VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE 179 days YSC Session

How can I control cookies?

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies.

Browser Controls: You can set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our Websites though your access to some functionality and areas of our websites may be restricted. As the means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser-to-browser, you should visit your browser’s help menu for more information.

Disabling Most Interest Based Advertising: Most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of Interest Based Advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit or

Do Not Track: Some Internet browsers - like Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari - include the ability to transmit “Do Not Track” or “DNT” signals. Since uniform standards for “DNT” signals have not been adopted, our Websites do not currently process or respond to “DNT” signals. To learn more about “DNT”, please visit All About Do Not Track.