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Cookie policy

Cookies are small text files that may be placed on your computer when you visit a website. They are widely used to make websites work and to make them more efficient.

Cookies also help website owners understand how you use the site so that they can make it easier to find what you’re looking for.

Find out how to manage cookies on the Information Commissioner’s website.

How we use cookies

Analytics cookies

We use Google Analytics to understand how you use our website and to gather feedback, so we can improve it.

Google Analytics (Universal Analytics)

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how you use this website (Kent Connects). We do this to help make sure the site is meeting your needs and to make improvements based on our findings.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • the pages you visit on our website
  • the time you spend on each page
  • how you got to the site
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site

Google may retain user and event data for up to 14 months. We don’t collect or store your personal information (for example your name or address) so we can’t identify who you are. We don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

Read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data and find out how you can opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites.

Google Analytics uses the following cookies on our website:

_ga – used to distinguish users – expires after 2 years

_gat – Used to throttle request rate – expires after 1 minute

_gid – used to distinguish users – expires after 24 hours


Functional cookies


We use Youtube’s embeddable video player to show video content on some pages of our e-learning platform. This player uses cookies that Youtube consider to be essential to the video player experience.

We have enabled the DNT (do not track) parameter on all embedded Youtube videos on our website, which stops the player from tracking any session data, including all cookies and analytics. This has the same effect as enabling a ‘Do Not Track’ setting in your browser.

For more information read the Youtube Cookie Policy.

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are needed to make our website work. They allow us to remember your cookie preferences and update the content on our website.

Changing your cookie settings

If you no longer want this website to use non-essential cookies when you visit, you can manage your cookie preferences using the button below. However, this may not necessarily remove any unexpired cookies we have set. You’ll need to reload any open pages for the changes to fully take effect.

There are several ways you can manage or delete cookies depending on which browser you used when you visited our website. Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website. Session cookies are only stored temporarily and expire once you close your browser.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit the About cookies website or visit the All about cookies website.