Our Privacy Policy

Privacy & Cookies Statement

Chichester College is fully committed to respecting the privacy of its visitors to this website. This privacy statement sets out the type of information we may collect and hold and how it is used. It also contains contact details so you can contact us if you have any queries or concerns about your personal information. Any personal information that is given will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, in accordance with the Data Protection Acts 1998 & 2003.


Cookies are small pieces of information that a website can put on your hard drive in order for it to remember something about you at a later time. The information is in the form of a text file, which will only be understood by the web site that initially set the cookie. The Chichester College website uses cookies for certain applications, for example to remember your name when filling in online forms. A cookie is also used to anonymously track how visitors interact with the Chichester College website, including where they came from and what they did. This is then used to ultimately provide a better online experience for all our audiences. For more information about cookies visit http://www.aboutcookies.org/

Currently we operate an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that we assume you are happy with this usage. If you are not happy, then you have the option to either not use this site, or you can delete chichester.ac.uk cookies having visited the site, or you can stop your browser exchanging cookies with web servers at any time by using your browser’s anonymous usage setting (called “Incognito” in Chrome, “InPrivate” for Internet Explorer, "Private Browsing" in Firefox and Safari etc.)

The cookies that are used by this site are outlined below:

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to collect information about visitor behaviour on our website. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. The Analytics data is collected via a JavaScript tag in the pages of our site and is not tied to personally identifiable information. We, therefore, do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. 

Session Related

We use a session cookie to remember your log-in for you and what you’ve actioned/interacted with. These we deem strictly necessary to the working of the website. If these are disabled then various functionality on the site will be broken.

Access Information

The Chichester College web servers automatically log each visit that they receive. This data contains some information about you; the Internet address of the computer or mobile internet device that you are using, the type of browser and operating system you are using and the internet address of the web site from which you came from. It also contains some connection information such as the page or service you are requesting and the date and time of the request.

This information is used for the purpose of determining general visitor patterns and pathways within our pages by gathering statistical information and demographics relating to the College web sites. This statistical data is then used to support future design and usability modifications made to the College web pages.

Your Personal information

The Chichester College website collects different forms of personal information either supplied by the user through web forms and emails, or through automatic data collection when the user accesses the website.

Web Forms

Chichester College collects personal information supplied through the use of web forms. Under the terms of the Data Protection Act 1998, Chichester College only uses this information for any lawful matters related to the programme of study. In this context, this will mean using your data to comply with legal requirements set out by various government agencies and College improvement and development purposes.


Your personal data will not be used for marketing purposes without your consent.


If you contact Chichester College by email, we keep a record of that correspondence for the purpose of conducting College business. We do not automatically, and without your consent, add any email addresses to any mailing databases, nor do we pass these to any third party.


Chichester College takes the necessary security measures to safeguard your data, from risk of loss, destruction, unauthorised access, modifications or disclosure.

Online Surveys

Chichester College may also collect personal information supplied by you through the use of web-based surveys. This information will not be shared with any third party, and will only be used for subsequent communications, if agreed to by you, the user, at the time of submission.

Contacting us and/or accessing your personal information

Under current Data Protection legislation, you are entitled to know what personal information an organisation holds about you and how that information is processed. Requests for access to this information must be made in writing to the Clerk to the Governing Body. Please note that applicants will be required to provide satisfactory proof of identity and pay the appropriate fee.

Changes to this policy

We may change this policy at any time by posting amendments to it and without the need for consultation. Please ensure you read the policy that is in force at the time of your transaction.

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