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Cookies and Privacy

Our use of data is governed by our registration under the 1998 Data Protection Act. BCA is committed to protecting you and your personal information. This page answers some important questions about how our website collects, uses and protects your personal details.

What information does the College collect about me?
When you visit the BCA website we sometimes receive personal information from you. For example, if you enquire about a course or apply for a job vacancy, you will need to tell us who you are and how we can contact you.

As you browse our website we also gather some basic data such as which pages you have visited, which we use for statistical analysis – this does not include any personal information. This basic data is passed to Google to allow us to analyse how visitors use our website, which helps us to improve the site.

When users of our website send us personal information, such as their name and email address etc, the college will:

• Never to sell your details to anyone.

• Not to give your details to any third party without your express agreement.

• Only to use your details in relation to:

– your specific enquiry, or request.

– the project, or course, or initiative for which you have submitted details to us.

– providing you with information about our services and products where you have consented to this.

– shaping and improving the services we offer.

We monitor and record, extensively, connections to and from college servers. We do this for security, statistical, and performance-measurement purposes, and in order to detect and prevent abuse. The monitoring data we collect includes browser type, domain names, traffic volumes, temporal data, IP information, and data posted from web-forms on our site.

You have the right to access and amend your personal information and privacy preferences by writing to the College at Data Protection Officer, BCA, Hall Place, Burchetts Green, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 6QR or by emailing – Please include your name, address and/or email address when you contact us.

Some websites put a cookie on your computer so that they can remember something about you for that visit or for a later time. They are not computer programmes and cannot contain viruses.

We use three types of cookies on our website:

Social Media Cookies:
Occasionally, we embed video content from websites including YouTube, or social networking content from Facebook and Twitter. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from social media sites they may place cookies on your computer as well. You can change your cookie settings at any time, this page explains how to do this:

Analytics Cookies:
We use Google Analytics to anonymously track statistics about who uses our website. This data allows us to count the number of visitors we get and which pages they visit. This helps us improve the way our website works for visitors, for example, ensuring you find the information you’re looking for easily. The visitor information is sent to our Google analytics account via Google. You can change your cookie settings at any time, this page explains how to do this:

Other Cookies we use:
We use a cookie to identify which website requests belong to which visitor. This means that when you apply for a course online the cookie remembers your application. This information is not passed on to anyone.

You can change your cookie settings at any time, this page explains how to do this:

If cookies are disabled the website will perform functionally as before, but our statistics will be less accurate. This means we will not be able to make the information you require as accessible.

For more detailed information on our GDPR Policy, please click here.