Use of Cookies by Edge Hotel School

We do use cookies on On 26 May 2011, the rules about cookies on websites changed. This website uses cookies where we consider them to be necessary. Cookies are only used to help improve customer experience and to make journeys more personal. A cookie is a small text file which we transfer to your hard drive through your web browser when you visit our website or open certain emails. It enables our own system to recognise you when you visit our website again and improve our service to you. This information can be used to enhance the content of our website and make your use of it easier. For further information about cookies please visit

When someone visits one of our websites we collect session information to enable the customer the best possible journey through our website, as well as standard analytics information about how our website is performing for our customers. The analytics information is collected to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the websites. We collect this information in a way which does not show us the identity of any of the website customers. In all instances where we use Cookies, the purpose and intention from EDGE Hotel School is to improve the customer journey on our website whilst keeping the confidence and privacy of our customers.

If we do collect personally identifiable information through we will be honest with you about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it. In all instances you will be asked to opt in to this sort of information so it will be a conscious decision we will ask you to make. This is usually provided in a tick box format.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are files that store information on your hard drive or browser which means that the EDGE Hotel School can recognise that you have visited before. Cookies make it easier for you to maintain your preferences on the website, and by seeing how you use them, we can tailor them around your preferences and measure usability of This is important to us and you because we want to make sure our websites are as user friendly as possible ensuring you have a good experience when browsing our website.

Managing Cookies

How can you prevent Cookies?

If you want to, you can disable the cookies from your browser and delete all cookies that are stored on your computer. You can do this as often you want to. To find out how to do this for your particular browser you can go to “help” on your browser’s menu or you can visit

What happens if I do disable Cookies?

You need to be aware that should you choose to disable cookies from your browser it may prevent you from taking full advantage of the and some or all of the areas of the website may fail to work for you.

For further information on the cookies set by Google Analytics please go to

Google also has their own opt-out plug-in which is available from

Cookie Listing

To view a list of the cookies we use on our website download this PDF.

We have tried to cover all cookies in this list that we or our technology partners use. Please be aware that there may be a delay in updating this list. If you do notice any discrepancies please be sure to contact us and let us know.

Links to Other Web Sites

We may make content or services from other web sites available to you from links located on this site. These other web sites are not subject to this Privacy Policy. We recommend that you review the Privacy Policy at each such web site to determine how that site protects your privacy.

Transfer of Data Outside of the EU

Your information may be stored, processed and accessed in the United States or any other countries where Kaplan has facilities. By using the Sites, and the EHS services, you consent to the transfer of information outside your country.

Data registration

Pursuant to the Data Protection Act of 1998, Kaplan Open Learning (Essex) Limited has registered as a Data Controller with the United Kingdom Information Commissioner.

Review and correction

You may review and update the personal data you have provided to us by emailing us at: or sending your request by post to: Attention: Privacy Enquiry, EDGE Hotel School, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, C04 3SQ


If you have any questions, comments or concerns about our Privacy Policy, you may contact us using the details in Review and correction above.