Privacy Policy and Cookies

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This page describes how we handle the information provided by visitors, what other information we gather and how we use it, why we sometimes need to store 'cookies' and how to prevent this.


Personal information that you submit to us through this website will only be used for the purposes for which we solicit it. For example, to respond to an enquiry, to process a booking or a purchase or payment made by you, and will not otherewise be disclosed to a third party without your consent unless we should ever be legally required to do so.

You should be aware that, in common with all professionally run website's, this website's server logs the IP address, browser version and operating system of each visitor in order to keep it running reliably. This is also essential for protecting the website and its visitors from malicious attacks, including infection with malware. From time to time we may view an analysis of these logs using a program called 'awstats' which provides us with a statistical representation of the server log data such as the number of visits to our site over a given period of time and which pages are most viewed. None of this information contains data that could identify individual visitors to our site.


In order for certain services offered by this website to function properly and efficiently we sometimes store small amounts of information on your computer in files known as cookies. None of the cookies used by this website store any information which could directly identify an individual.

How we use cookies

We sometimes use cookies to remember a choice you make on one page if, when you move to another page, that information can be used to make the website work better. For example when filling in forms, or remembering that you have logged in, so that you don't have to enter the same information more than once whilst using our website.

Cookies used on our website:


Cookie Name: __atuvc

Expires: 2 years

Description: To the right of each web page, underneath the main menu, we include a toolbar provided by  AddThis. This toolbar is to provide quick and easy access for you to share any of our web pages on social media sites which you like to use.

Cookie content and use: The following information about this cookie has been copied from the web page at

The __atuvc cookie is created and read by our JavaScript on the client side in order to make sure the user sees the updated count if they share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated. No data from that cookie is sent back to AddThis and removing it when disabling cookies would cause unexpected behavior for users.

Disabling this cookie does not disable the functionality of our core website services.

Training Courses

Cookie Name: acumenTCID

Expires: At end of session [when you close your browser]

Description: This cookie is created when you visit our training courses web pages. You may find that such a cookie is also refered to as a 'Session Cookie'.

Cookie content: a unique PHP session ID, consisting of numbers and letters, generated by our web server to enable the processing of your booking should you wish to book one of our training courses online.

Cookie Use: the unique ID stored in the cookie is checked at various stages by the online training course booking process to enable us to update the various booking web pages with the data which you provide us with whilst you make the booking. This cookie will also be generated, with different unique ID, whenever you later login to check or amend your booking. The cookie itself NEVER contains any of the personal information with which you provide us. Your personal data is always maintained securely in our database and is only retrieved from our database when required to handle your booking.

Disabling this cookie will prevent you from being able to make an online booking for one of our Training Courses.

Request Information

Cookie Name: acuinfo_ [followed by a number]

Expires: At end of session [when you close your browser]

Description: These cookies are created if you tick one or more boxes on our 'Request Information' web page or if you select to receive further information on 'Our Services' web page.

Content and use: The cookie will contain a numeric value to indicate if you have requested further information about that service. The information is maintained so that the services for which you want information are 'remembered' for the duration of your visit to our website.

Disabling this cookie does not disable the functionality of our core website services.

Cookies Notice

Cookie Name: acucn

Expires: 1 year

Description: This cookie is created when you click 'Continue' on our 'Cookies' notice bar.

Content and use: The cookie will contain a numeric value to indicate that you have clicked 'Continue' on our cookies notice bar. The cookie's presence on your computer will tell us that we no longer need to display the cookies notice bar for you.

Disabling this cookie does not disable the functionality of our core website services.

Controlling cookies

You can control the receipt of cookies by adjusting the settings for your browser [see your browser Help for how to do this]. Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. You can learn more about managing cookies at

Other websites

The information on this page applies only to this website and not to other sites linked to from these pages.