1 OVERVIEW OF NATIONAL COMPUTER COLLEGE (NCC)
National Computer College is a portfolio of integrated Information Communications Technology and Training (college and education) services business operating in South Africa.
Privacy is important to the college. This cookie notice applies to all websites that belong to the college which are applicable to South Africa (websites), e.g. www.ncc.za.net ; www.nationalcomputercollege.com.
Please refer to the customer privacy notice for details of the entities that form part of the college, and the way the college uses personal information. The privacy notice is available at https://nationalcomputercollege.com/wordpress/privacy-policy
3 WHAT IS A COOKIE?
A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent (usually in the form of a text file) from a website to the user’s device, such as a computer, smartphone or tablet. The purpose of a cookie is to provide a reliable mechanism to “remember” user behaviour (keeping track of previous actions), e.g. remembering the contents of an online shopping cart, and actions the user performed whilst browsing when not signed up or logged into their online account.
The college does not necessarily know the identity of the user of the device but does see the behaviour recorded on the device. Multiple users of the same device would not necessarily be distinguishable from one another.
Cookies could, however, be used to identify the device and, if the device is linked to a specific user, the user would also be identifiable. For example, a device registered to an app.
4 WHICH COOKIES CAN BE FOUND ON NCC WEBSITES?
First- and third-party cookies refer to the website or domain using the cookie. Cookies are set by the website that the user is visiting.
First-party cookies are directly stored by the website (or domain) visited by a user. These cookies allow website owners to collect analytics, data, remember language settings or perform other useful functions that provide a good user experience.
Third-party cookies are created by domains separate/different from the website (or domain) that the user is visiting. These cookies are usually used for online advertising, cross-site tracking; and are accessible on any website that loads the third party’s server code, e.g. when a user visits a site and clicks a “like” button, this could be stored in a cookie and, upon visiting the third-party site, the cookie will be used to action the request.
For example, a user browses online for a specific product, finds an advert of interest, clicks the advert and thereafter closes their browser. Several hours later, the user notices advertising of the same product that they were browsing for earlier.
When a user visits a college website, the college may include any of the cookies listed in the table below. The table explains what the cookies are used for and the time period for which the cookie could remain valid. Where cookies are only valid for a single session, the cookie will be erased when the user closes their browser. Where cookies persist, the cookie will be stored by the user’s browser until deleted by the user.
The college will only process cookies which identify users for lawful purposes:
6 WHAT HAPPENS IF A USER DOES NOT WANT COOKIES?
All browsers allow users to refuse to accept cookies and to remove current cookies. The methods for doing so vary between different browsers and versions. Users can block cookies on college websites, if desired. Blocking certain cookies may have a negative impact upon the usability of college websites. For example, the college requires cookies to allow users to log in. By removing first-party cookies, a user’s online experience may be affected.
7 FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT COOKIES