The following statement defines our Cookie Policy.

This Cookie Policy explains how Visarion Limited trading as The Technology Academy (“Company”, “we”, “us”, and “our”) uses cookies and similar technologies to recognize you when you visit our websites at https://www.thetechnologyacademy.com and https://www.thetechnologyacademy.io, (“Websites”). It explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them.

In some cases we may use cookies to collect personal information, or that becomes personal information if we combine it with other information.

Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.

Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, Visarion Limited) are called ‘first party cookies’. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called ‘third party cookies’. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.

We use first and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Websites to operate, and we refer to these as ‘essential’ or ‘strictly necessary’ cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Online Properties. Third parties serve cookies through our Websites for advertising, analytics and other purposes. This is described in more detail below.

The specific types of first and third party cookies served through our Websites and the purposes they perform are described below (please note that the specific cookies served may vary depending on the specific Online Properties you visit).

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can exercise your cookie rights by setting your preferences in the Cookie Consent Manager. The Cookie Consent Manager allows you to select which categories of cookies you accept or reject. Essential cookies cannot be rejected as they are strictly necessary to provide you with services.

The Cookie Consent Manager can be found on our website. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our website though your access to some functionality and areas of our website may be restricted. You may also set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. As the means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser-to-browser, you should visit your browser’s help menu for more information.

In addition, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of targeted advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com.

The specific types of first and third party cookies served through our Websites and the purposes they perform are described below (please note that the specific cookies served may vary depending on the specific Online Properties you visit).

These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our Websites and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas.

Name: Borlabs Cookie
Provider: Borlabs
Purpose: Saves the visitors preferences selected in the Cookie Box of Borlabs Cookie.
Privacy Policy: https://borlabs.io/privacy
Host: thetechnologyacademy.com
Cookie Name: borlabs-cookie
Cookie Expiry: 1 Year

Name: CleanTalk Cookie
Provider: CleanTalk
Purpose: Used in order to detect spam and improve the website’s security. Does not store visitor specific data.
Privacy Policy: https://cleantalk.org/publicoffer#privacy
Host: thetechnologyacademy.com
Cookie Name: apbct_cookies_test
Cookie Expiry: Session

Name: CleanTalk Cookie
Provider: CleanTalk
Purpose: Used in order to detect spam and improve the website’s security. Does not store visitor specific data.
Privacy Policy: https://cleantalk.org/publicoffer#privacy
Host: thetechnologyacademy.com
Cookie Name: apbct_page_hits
Cookie Expiry: Session

Name: CleanTalk Cookie
Provider: CleanTalk
Purpose: Ensures visitor browsing-security by preventing cross-site request forgery. This cookie is essential for the security of the website and visitor.
Privacy Policy: https://cleantalk.org/publicoffer#privacy
Host: thetechnologyacademy.com
Cookie Name: apbct_site_landing_ts
Cookie Expiry: Session

Name: CleanTalk Cookie
Provider: CleanTalk
Purpose: Used by the website to identify and eliminate spam on the website’s comment-function.
Privacy Policy: https://cleantalk.org/publicoffer#privacy
Host: thetechnologyacademy.com
Cookie Name: apbct_visible_fields
Cookie Expiry: Session

Name: CleanTalk Cookie
Provider: CleanTalk
Purpose: Used by the website to identify and eliminate spam on the website’s comment-function.
Privacy Policy: https://cleantalk.org/publicoffer#privacy
Host: thetechnologyacademy.com
Cookie Name: apbct_visible_fields_count
Cookie Expiry: Session

Name: CleanTalk Cookie
Provider: CleanTalk
Purpose: Used in order to detect spam and improve the website’s security. Does not store visitor specific data.
Privacy Policy: https://cleantalk.org/publicoffer#privacy
Host: thetechnologyacademy.com
Cookie Name: ct_checkjs
Cookie Expiry: Session

Name: CleanTalk Cookie
Provider: CleanTalk
Purpose: Used in order to detect spam and improve the website’s security. Does not store visitor specific data.
Privacy Policy: https://cleantalk.org/publicoffer#privacy
Host: thetechnologyacademy.com
Cookie Name: ct_fkp_timestamp
Cookie Expiry: Session

Name: CleanTalk Cookie
Provider: CleanTalk
Purpose: Used in order to detect spam and improve the website’s security. Does not store visitor specific data.
Privacy Policy: https://cleantalk.org/publicoffer#privacy
Host: thetechnologyacademy.com
Cookie Name: ct_pointer_data
Cookie Expiry: Session

Name: CleanTalk Cookie
Provider: CleanTalk
Purpose: Used in order to detect spam and improve the website’s security. Does not store visitor specific data.
Privacy Policy: https://cleantalk.org/publicoffer#privacy
Host: thetechnologyacademy.com
Cookie Name: ct_ps_timestamp
Cookie Expiry: Session

Name: CleanTalk Cookie
Provider: CleanTalk
Purpose: Used by the website to identify and eliminate spam on the website’s comment-function.
Privacy Policy: https://cleantalk.org/publicoffer#privacy
Host: thetechnologyacademy.com
Cookie Name: ct_sfw_pass_key
Cookie Expiry: 29 days

Name: CleanTalk Cookie
Provider: CleanTalk
Purpose: Used in order to detect spam and improve the website’s security. Does not store visitor specific data.
Privacy Policy: https://cleantalk.org/publicoffer#privacy
Host: thetechnologyacademy.com
Cookie Name: ct_timezone
Cookie Expiry: Session

Name: Stripe Cookie
Provider: Stripe
Purpose: Determines the device used to access the website. This allows the website to be formatted accordingly.
Privacy Policy: https://stripe.com/gb/privacy
Host: m.stripe.com
Cookie Name: m
Cookie Expiry: 10 years

Name: Google Cookie
Provider: Google
Purpose: This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots.
Privacy Policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-US
Host: google.com
Cookie Name: rc::c
Cookie Expiry: Session

Statistics cookies collect information anonymously. This information helps us to understand how our visitors use our website.

Name: Google Analytics
Provider: Google
Purpose: Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
Privacy Policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en
Host: thetechnologyacademy.com
Cookie Name: _ga
Cookie Expiry: 2 Years

Name: Google Analytics
Provider: Google
Purpose: Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate
Privacy Policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en
Host: thetechnologyacademy.com
Cookie Name: _gat
Cookie Expiry: 1 day

Name: Google Analytics
Provider: Google
Purpose: Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
Privacy Policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en
Host: thetechnologyacademy.com
Cookie Name: _gid
Cookie Expiry: 1 day

Name: Google Analytics
Provider: Google
Purpose: Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behavior. Tracks the visitor across de vices and marketing channels.
Privacy Policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en
Host: google-analytics.com
Cookie Name: collect
Cookie Expiry: Session

Name: CleanTalk Cookie
Provider: CleanTalk
Purpose: Sets a timestamp for when the visitor entered the website. This is used for analytical purposes on the website.
Privacy Policy: https://cleantalk.org/publicoffer#privacy
Host: thetechnologyacademy.com
Cookie Name: apbct_timestamp
Cookie Expiry: Session

Content from video platforms and social media platforms is blocked by default. If External Media cookies are accepted, access to those contents no longer requires manual consent.

Name: Google Maps
Provider: Google
Purpose: Used to unblock Google Maps content.
Privacy Policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=en
Host: google.com
Cookie Name: NID
Cookie Expiry: 6 Months

Cookies are not the only way to recognize or track visitors to a website. We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called ‘tracking pixels’ or ‘clear gifs’). These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognize when someone has visited our Websites or opened an e-mail including them. This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within a website to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to the website from an online advertisement displayed on a third party website, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of e-mail marketing campaigns. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.

Websites may also use so-called ‘Flash Cookies’ (also known as Local Shared Objects or ‘LSOs’) to, among other things, collect and store information about your use of our services, fraud prevention and for other site operations.

If you do not want Flash Cookies stored on your computer, you can adjust the settings of your Flash player to block Flash Cookies storage using the tools contained in the Website Storage Settings Panel. You can also control Flash Cookies by going to the Global Storage Settings Panel and following the instructions (which may include instructions that explain, for example, how to delete existing Flash Cookies (referred to ‘information’ on the Macromedia site), how to prevent Flash LSOs from being placed on your computer without your being asked, and (for Flash Player 8 and later) how to block Flash Cookies that are not being delivered by the operator of the page you are on at the time).

Please note that setting the Flash Player to restrict or limit acceptance of Flash Cookies may reduce or impede the functionality of some Flash applications, including, potentially, Flash applications used in connection with our services or online content.

Third parties may serve cookies on your computer or mobile device to serve advertising through our Websites. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services that you may be interested in. They may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements. This can be accomplished by them using cookies or web beacons to collect information about your visits to this and other sites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services of potential interest to you. The information collected through this process does not enable us or them to identify your name, contact details or other details that directly identify you unless you choose to provide these.

We may update this Cookie Policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. Please therefore re-visit this Cookie Policy regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and related technologies.

The date at the bottom of this Cookie Policy indicates when it was last updated.

If you have any questions about our use of cookies or other technologies, please email us at enquiries@thetechnologyacademy.com or by post to:

Data Controller
The Technology Academy
37-39 Southgate Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9EK, United Kingdom
Tel: (+44) 01962 920 123

The Technology Academy is a business name of Visarion Limited
Registered in England & Wales No. 06084100
VAT Registration No. GB 908 54 6505

Last updated: March 26, 2020