OCA’s Cookie Policy

This website uses ‘cookies’ to anonymously identify the computer or mobile device you are using to access the site. We can’t identify you personally using these cookies, and if you do not want cookies to be used, you can set up your web browser to block or refuse all cookies. If you do this, there are some features of the site, such as the course builder/shopping cart, which may not work correctly.

We also use cookies to collect analytical data, with which we can improve the website to make it more user-friendly and find out what people are searching for and whether or not they were able to find it. Again, the information collected is anonymous and we cannot use the information collected to identify individuals. We never share any user data with third parties.

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Any payment transactions made on this site are taken securely via our Merchant provider, Card Save, which is a division of Worldpay. In addition, we use encryption (HTTPS/TLS) to protect data transmitted to and from our site; this includes and data you may enter during and after the enrolment and payment process. However, no data transmission over the Internet is completely secure, so we can’t guarantee security. You use the Service at your own risk, and you’re responsible for taking reasonable measures to ensure your data remains safe, such as not using open public WiFi connections when making payments.



As a part of The University for the Creative Arts (UCA), The Open College of the Arts (OCA) shares relevant Student Data with its parent organisation for the following purposes: Registry and Statistical Data Collection and Analysis; Provision of Access to critical services – UCA Library services and associated Gateways, e.g. Open Athens Authentication Service. You data may also be shared securely with authorised third parties; external finance auditors and authorised UK Government Agencies; The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) and the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA).

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