Privacy and Cookie Policy

Privacy Policy

At Blackpool and The Fylde College, we treat the privacy of your data with the utmost respect and follow strict procedures as to its collection, use and retention.

We reserve the right to amend this privacy statement. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.

Data collection - what information do we ask for?

We only ask for as much information needed to fulfil the nature of your enquiry or application. This might include the following:

  • name
  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests

The College also receives and records information on server logs from your browser, including your IP address and the page(s) you requested, but this information cannot identify you personally.

Data use – what do we do with your personal information?

We may use your personal information in the following ways:

  • For administration purposes
  • To provide you with the services, products or information you’ve requested
  • In carrying out the above, sharing your information with our service providers, associated organisations and agents
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests
  • Disclosing your information to other parties, if required by law

Your consent – what you’re agreeing to:

Where we ask for consent to collect or use personal data, the data subject can withdraw that consent at any time. Students, employees, applicants and others can ask us to delete some or all of those data items or stop us from using it for certain purposes.

This is done by completing a withdrawal of consent form and sending it to the data protection office or by calling us on 01253 504064.

If you have any questions or concerns about the collection, use or sharing of your personal data, please contact the college Data Protection Officer on 01253 504064 or at

If you are unhappy with the response, you can escalate your complaint by contacting the Information Commissioner at or on 0303 123 1113.

Your right of access – what you’re entitled to see

You have the right to ask for a copy of the information we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 2018 and to have any inaccuracies in your information corrected. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please email


All of our web pages use "cookies". A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we place on your computer or mobile device if you agree. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of our website, which helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and enables us to improve our website.

Types of cookies we use:

  • Strictly necessary cookies - these are essential to enable you to move around the website and use their features. Without these cookies certain functionality on the site would break and security of your information would be reduced.
  • Performance cookies - these cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often. We use this information to improve our websites and to aid us in investigating problems raised by visitors. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor.
  • Functionality cookies - these cookies allow the website to remember choices you make and provide more personal features. For instance, a functional cookie can be used to remember the volume level you prefer to use when watching videos on our website. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
  • Targeting cookies - these cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They collect information about your browsing habits. Targeting cookies are linked to services provided by third parties, such as 'like' and 'share' buttons and advertisements. We use targeting cookies to send third parties information on your visit so that they can make their advertising more relevant to you when you visit their websites.

Within these definitions cookies may be either first-party, set by, or third-party which are set by other organisations that we use for different services. The tables below identify the cookies we use and explain the purposes for which they are used. This includes the 'duration' of the cookie; either Session Cookies, stored only for the duration of your visit, or Persistent Cookies which are saved on your device.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them please visit

Specific cookies we use

The following table lists all the first-party cookies that we store on your device, and all the third-party cookies we have been able to identify as part of our internal investigations. However, we continue to collect information about third-party cookies and the tables below are based on the work completed to date. Accordingly, we may update the information contained in this section from time to time. Additionally, some cookies may be set from time to time by feeds from third party websites that we make available on our sites.



Cookie Name




This cookie is used to determine whether you’ll see the JavaScript menus or not.



Unique identifier for visitor used in prevent CSRF style attacks.


Google Analytics


These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.





Targeted advertising cookies from DoubleClick (a business owned by Google) used for maps related to events.








Used to display overlays on the site and prevent constant viewing.





Cloudfare content distribution network.





Cookies related to Google. May include targeted advertising cookies used on our website.






Used by YouTube (Google) for storing user preferences and other unspecified purposes







Unique numbers for identifying previous preferences (including language preferences) when viewing online documents




Yahoo (inc. Flickr)


These cookies are set on pages with the Flickr widget embedded and are unique identifiers used by Yahoo





Unique identifier used to remember preferences such as quality, subtitles etc. when revisiting previously viewed videos




Determines visitor type and stores which web content to display to visitor



Holds session information for sharing across Zendesk applications.


Sessions for NPS.


Hold session information for root access applications.


Sessions for Guide.


Sessions for Voice.


Sessions for Carson.


Preference for maintaining login sessions



Arbitrary, non-PII settings usually for preferences


Arbitrary, non-PII settings usually for preferences

Facebook Tracking Pixel

Beyond our use of cookies to enhance your experience on our site we also utilise the ‘Facebook pixel’. This is a piece of JavaScript code embedded on our site that enables us to track visitors movement through the site and record specific actions and events which we use to better inform our advertising on the platform.

Flash cookies

Many websites use Adobe Flash Player to deliver video and game content to their users. Adobe utilise their own cookies, which are not manageable through your browser settings but are used by the Flash Player for similar purposes, such as storing preferences or tracking users.

Flash Cookies work in a different way to web browser cookies; rather than having individual cookies for particular jobs, a website is restricted to storing all data in one cookie. You can control how much data, if any, may be stored in that cookie but you cannot choose what type of information is allowed to be stored. You can manage which websites can store information in Flash cookies on your device via the website storage settings panel on the Adobe website.

Linking policy

  • Links to our website – links may be made to the Blackpool and The Fylde College website without requiring specific permission. These links must not be 'framed' or otherwise presented to make any part of the College website appear as part of a third party website.
  • Our logo – The B&FC logo may not be used as a link to the College website without permission.
  • External links – Blackpool and The Fylde College can not be held responsible for the content of any website not directly owned by the College to which we have provided external links.

Blackpool and The Fylde College and GDPR

B&FC takes its data protection responsibilities very seriously and complies with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) requirements under GDPR.

Read our full GDPR statement.


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