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Cookies and Privacy

This Cookies and Privacy policy sets out how Coleg y Cymoedd uses and protects any information that you give Coleg y Cymoedd when you use this website.

Coleg y Cymoedd is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Coleg y Cymoedd may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. 


To make this site work better for you, we sometimes place small data files on your computer.  These are known as cookies. They improve things by:-

- Remembering information you've given so you don't need to keep entering it

- Measuring how you use this website so we can make sure it meets your needs

Our cookies are not used to identify you personally. To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit

Our use of cookies

Coleg y Cymoedd uses cookies in several places - we've listed each of them below with more details about why we use them and how long they will last.

If you have any queries about these cookies or would like more information, please contact Matt Jarvis, Web Officer.

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how site visitors use this site.  We do this to make sure it's meeting user needs and to understand how we can make it better.

Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, what platform you access the site on together with several other topics. Google does not collect or store your personal information (e.g your name or address) so this infromation cannot be used to identify who you are.  We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:



Typical Content





Randomly generated number

2 years


Associated to Google Analytics.




10 minutes


Associated to Google Analytics.  Limits the collection of data on high traffic sites

For more information about the Google Analytics tracking cookie, visit the Google Analytics website


Social Bookmarking

Some visitors to our site like to share some of the information they find on social networking sites.  A package called AddThis is installed on certain areas of The College's website to enable this. For further information about AddThis, check out their Privacy Policy



Typical Content                                                                                                                                 



Randomly generated number

2 years


Language Selection

With our site being fully bilingual, we like to remember your preference for the last language (English or Welsh) that you viewed our site in order to display this course 


Typical Content





either 'en' or 'cy'


3 months


Remembers the choice of language you would prefer to view the website


Removing and disabling cookies

If you do not wish to accept cookies on to your machine you can disable them by adjusting the settings on your browser.  However this may affect the functionality of this website.

If you have any queries about these cookies or would like more information, please contact Matt Jarvis, Web Officer.



Your personal information

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee may be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to: Coleg y Cymoedd, Heol y Coleg, Nantgarw, Cardiff, CF15 7QY.


What we do with the information we gather 

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.

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