Cookie Policy

Welcome to, the domain owned and operated by Financial Edge Training, the trading name of Ltd (‘we’, ‘our’, ‘us’ as applicable).

You will find information here about what cookies may be set when you visit our Site(s), the purposes for which we use those cookies, and how to reject or delete those cookies. For further detailed information about our Sites, please see our Privacy Policy. The Privacy Policy explains the basis for processing your data.

By continuing to use our Sites, you are agreeing to our use of cookies in the manner described in this policy.

What are cookies?

  1. A cookie is a small data file that is placed on your computer or other device to allow a website to recognise you as a user when you return to the website using the same computer and web browser, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (a ‘persistent cookie’). Other similar files work in the same way and we use the word ‘cookie’ in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.
  2. Cookies are an extremely common technology for remembering certain information about a visitor to a website. The vast majority of websites currently make use of cookies and they are commonly used for a wide range of tasks. We use cookies for the following purposes:
  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our Sites. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our Site.
  • Analytical cookies. They allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our Site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our Sites work, for example, by ensuring that users find what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognize you when you return to our Sites and to embed functionality from third-party services. This enables us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name, remember your preferences.
  • Advertising cookies. These cookies record your visit to our Sites, the pages you have visited on our Sites and others and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make the advertising displayed to you more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
  1. This Cookie Policy gives you information on the specific cookies used on the Financial Edge websites.

How to control and delete cookies

  1. When you accessed the Site, you were presented with a message that notified you of our use of cookies. If you continue to use the Site, more cookies, and other tracking technologies will be placed on your computer as described in this Cookie Policy in order to enhance your user experience whilst on the Site. By continuing to use the Site and/or by accepting our full Terms and Conditions, you are agreeing to the use of such cookies and tracking technology.
  2. We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by the Site (or, indeed, on any other site) you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how. If you are primarily concerned about third party cookies generated by advertisers, you can turn these off by going to the Your Online Choices site at
  3. Alternatively, you may wish to visit, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer, as well as more general information about cookies. Please note that, as these websites are not owned or operated by us, we are not responsible for any of the content on them.
  4. Please be aware that restricting cookies may mean that you are not able to take full advantage of all the features or services available on the Financial Edge websites.
  5. We also use a number of suppliers who set cookies on the Financial Edge websites on our behalf to deliver certain services and features. If you would like more information about the cookies used by these organizations, as well as information on how to opt-out, please review the table below.

Cookie Purpose

Provider Purpose
Google Analytics The Financial Edge website uses Google Analytics; a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use of the Financial Edge website and compile reports for us on website activity. This cookie does not collect information that identifies an individual. For information on how to reject or delete these cookie, see
Moodle Our virtual learning environment, Moodle, uses cookies to record when visitors have successfully logged into the service.  If you purchase elearning products on our store you will be accessing this service.
WordPress Our main site is powered by WordPress, many of the features that the website uses require cookies.
Woocommerce If you use our online store, we use woocommerce to maintain things like your shopping basket and other essential features to be able to use the store.

Cookies set by Third Party sites

  1. To improve your website experience; we sometimes embed video content from websites like YouTube, Vimeo, and photos from Flickr. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. Financial Edge does not control these cookies. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

Sharing Tools

  1. We would like to draw your attention to the fact that the Financial Edge websites carry embedded ‘share’ buttons to enable users of the site to easily share articles with their contacts through a number of popular social networks. These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service. Financial Edge does not control these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

Main cookies used by us on our Site(s)

  1. Below is a list of the main cookies used by us on our Sites together with details about what each is used for:

List of Google Analytics cookies used

Name _ga
Purpose This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics – which is a significant update to Google’s more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.
Expires 2 years


Name _gat
Purpose This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, it is used to throttle the request rate – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.
Expires 1 minute


Name _gid
Purpose This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. It is used to distinguish users.
Expires 24 hours


Name _utmv
Purpose The _utmv cookie gets set on the user’s computer, so that Google Analytics knows how to classify that visitor. This allows Financial Edge to segment users while using Google Analytics. This segmenting applies to many areas including location, browser used & search terms.
Expires At the end of session


Name _utmb & _utmc
Purpose The _utmb & _utmc cookies work to calculate how long a visit lasts. __utmb takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters a site, while __utmc takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves a site.
Expires At end of session


Name _utmz
Purpose The __utmz cookie keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine was used, what links were clicked, what keyword was used, and where a user was in the world when they accessed a website. This cookie is how Google Analytics knows to whom and to what source /medium/keyword to assign the credit for a Goal Conversion or an Ecommerce Transaction.
Expires 6 months


Name _utma
Purpose This cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site pertaining to the cookie, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred. Google Analytics uses the information from this cookie to calculate things like Days and Visits to purchase.
Expires This cookie is what is called a “persistent” cookie, as it will not expire until deleted by the user

List of Moodle cookies used

Name _MoodleSession
Purpose This cookie provides continuity and maintains your login from page to page.   You must allow this cookie to use
Expires At end of session


Name _MoodleID
Purpose This cookie  is purely for convenience, remembering your username within the browser. It is safe to refuse this cookie – which you can do by unticking the ‘Remember Username’ box, found underneath the ‘Username’ and ‘Password’ fields on the login page.
Expires At end of session


Name _feid
Purpose When you are directed to a specific course in our site, we store the location that you want to go to in this cookie, while you complete the sign in process.
Expires 1 hour

List of WordPress cookies used

Purpose This cookie is used to identify you as a user between page loads. This allows our websites to remember certain settings.
Expires At end of session


Name _ wordpress_logged_in_[hash], wordpress_sec_[hash]
Purpose Checks whether you are logged in.
Expires At end of session


Name _ wordpress_test_cookie
Purpose Checks if cookies are enabled to provide you an appropriate user experience.
Expires At end of session


Name viewed_articles_
Purpose Remembers what articles a reader has most recently looked at enabling them to jump back to a previous article easily.
Expires 1 month


Name cma_anon_uid
Purpose Enables anonymous usage of
Expires 10 years


List of Woocommerce cookies used

Name _ woocommerce_cart_[hash]
Purpose Contains information about the cart as a whole and helps WooCommerce know when the cart data changes. No personal information is stored in this cookie.
Expires At end of session


Name _ woocommerce_items_in_cart
Purpose Contains information about the cart as a whole and helps WooCommerce know when the cart data changes. No personal information is stored in this cookie.
Expires At end of session


Name _ wp_woocommerce_session_
Purpose Contains a unique code for each customer so that it knows where to find the cart data in the database for each customer. No personal information is stored in this cookie.
Expires At end of session


  1. We may make changes to this Cookies Policy at any time by sending you an e-mail with the modified Terms or by posting a copy of them on the Site. Any changes will take effect 7 days after the date of our email or the date on which we post the modified Terms on the Site, whichever is the earlier. Your continued use of the Site after that period expires means that you agree to be bound by the modified policy.

Who do I contact if I have any questions about the Financial Edge cookies policy?

  1. If you wish to write to us, please write to the Data Protection Lead at Financial Edge, Colin Sanders Business Innovation Centre, Mewburn Road, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 9PA. Our email address for data protection queries is

If you would prefer to speak to us by phone, please call +44 203 355 5042