About Cookies and the Open Training College (OTC)

Cookies are very small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit some websites. This site uses cookies to optimise your user experience. If you continue to access this website we will consider that you consent to the use of cookies.

Cookies are used for a variety of reasons. We use cookies to obtain information about the preferences of our Visitors and the services they select. We also use cookies for security purposes and to protect our Authorised Customers. For example, if an Authorised Customer is logged on and the site is not used for a certain period of time, we will automatically log the Authorised Customer off.

Cookies are pieces of information a web site can send to your computer’s browser for record-keeping purposes. We use cookies to ascertain which web pages are visited and how often to make our website more user-friendly and to give you a better experience when you return to the website. For example, cookies allow us to save your password every time you visit our Learning Centre so you do not have to re-enter it every time you visit our site.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you do not have to accept them. To disable cookies, you should access the “help” tab on your browser or read the information that came with your browser software. However, your visit to our website will be significantly enhanced if cookies are not disabled. Please note that if you choose to opt-out of receiving cookies, you may lose some features and/or functionality of opentrainingcollege.com, for example – you won’t be able to sign-in to www.opentrainingcollege.com or use the shopping cart in YourOTC.net.

More information about cookies and details of how to manage or disable them can be found on www.aboutcookies.org.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for. Some examples of these cookies include:

  • Identifying you as being signed in to Open Training College (MyOTC.net/YourOTC.net) and keeping you logged in throughout your visit
  • Remembering the content of your shopping cart while browsing YourOTC.net online-courses.

These cookies don’t usually contain any personally identifiable information and are typically set by the OTC or partners chosen by the OTC to provide specific services such as OTC online courses.

Performance Cookies

These cookies are used to collect statistical information about visitors of the website and the pages they view.

These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and used anonymously. We use these cookies to understand what content is popular which helps us to improve our website.

Functional Cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced and more personal features.

Some examples of such features include:

  • Remembering your preferences and settings such as redirect to mobile version of the site when you are browsing with a smart phone
  • Remembering your favourites and bookmarks when using opentraining.com

If you have a MyOTC.net account, a cookie on your computer lets us remember your user name and email address so you don’t have to enter it again when you return to MyOTC.net (YourOTC.net).

Targeting & Advertising Cookies

These cookies are used to deliver advertising that is more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign.

They remember that you have visited a website; this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation. Some examples of services that use these types of cookies include Google AdSense or ActiveLink.

If you wish to opt-out of targeting and advertising cookies please visit: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ie/your-ad-choices

Other Third Party Cookies

Some cookies that have been set on our websites are not related to opentrainingcollege.com or our partners. When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Facebook, these service providers may set their own cookies on your web browser.

We do not control the use of these cookies and cannot access them due to the way that cookies work, as cookies can only be accessed by the party who originally set them. You should check the third party websites for more information about these cookies.

Related information

You can read our Privacy Statement here.

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