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To use our website fully, you need to have cookies enabled. If you do not wish to enable cookies, you will still be able to browse our website but certain features of the website may be limited. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can change your browser settings to disable this feature – see section on Managing Cookies for information on how to do this.
Cookies are specific to the server that created them and cannot be accessed by other servers, which means they cannot be used to track your movements around the web. Although cookies contain a unique user identifier and some information about the user, they do not personally identify users, nor are passwords and credit card information stored in cookies.
The cookies we use can be categorised into four different types:
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Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us, subject to your choices and preferences, to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
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Our website uses first-party cookies (ones we set) and third-party cookies (ones set by partner websites that are embedded within our website or that we link to). Like most websites, we use third-party companies to provide specialist analytics software.
Except for essential cookies, all cookies used on our site will expire after an appropriate period.
When you first enter our website (or enter it again more than 30 days after you last visited), a pop-up will appear on the screen requesting your consent to place cookies on your computer or device. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies you are enabling us to provide the best possible experience and service to you.
We use Google Analytics to collect information about visitor behaviour on our website. Website analytics are tools used to collect and analyse how our websites are used enabling us to improve them. You can find out more about Google Analytics service at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en-GB and you can, if you wish, opt-out of Google Analytics tracking across all websites by visiting https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
The effect of disabling cookies depends on which cookies you disable, but in general the website may not operate properly if cookies are switched off. If you only disable third party cookies, you will not be prevented from making purchases on our sites. If you disable all cookies, you will be unable to complete a purchase on our sites.
See below for details of how to manage or disable cookies on the most common types of browser.
The links below provide instructions on how to control cookies in all mainstream browsers:
Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en-GB
Microsoft Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/278835
Microsoft Edge: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/products/microsoft-edge (Please note that there are no specific instructions at this time, but Microsoft support will be able to assist)
Safari (iOS): https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201265
Android: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform%3DAndroid&hl=en (Please refer to your device’s documentation for manufacturers’ own browsers)
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
You are therefore advised to check this page from time to time.
Virtual Class Ltd
68 Hanbury Street
Telephone: 020 3794 2736
Version 2.2 (20-07-2021)