Cookies on this Website

About why we use cookies

Almost every website on the internet use cookies for a variety of reasons. Usually it is to improve how the website works or help it function. The Trade Skills 4U website is no different and we use cookies to record website traffic, make our shopping cart work and drive some of the social media functionality. A Cookie is a small file placed on your device when you visit a website.

Trade Skills 4U Cookies are used to:

  • Make our website work in the way you expect it to
  • Improve the speed and security of our website
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
  • Improve our website on an on going basis
  • Improve our marketing

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personal information (except when booking a course or making an enquiry)
  • Collect any sensitive information about you (without your express permission)
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below

Granting us permission to use cookies

Your browser has settings that allow you to accept cookies. These can be adjusted to varying levels and we assume if your settings allow the use of cookies that you are happy to accept the cookies available on our website.

You can adjust your browser settings not to accept cookies at all and in fact you will probably find most of our website works fine. However some functionality such as the video’s, social bookmarking and the booking form may be affected.

More on Trade Skills 4U Cookies

Website Function Cookies

Our own cookies

We use cookies to make our website work including:

  • Making our shopping basket and checkout work
  • Remembering your search settings
  • Allowing you to add comments to our site

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

Third party functions

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded Vimeo video. Our site includes the following which use cookies:

  • Vimeo Videos
  • Discus Comments
  • Jotform Contact Forms

Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties

Social Website Cookies

So you can easily “Like” or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site.

Cookies are set by:

  • ShareThis – Provide us with lots of sharing buttons all in one neat package

The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us if , on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.

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Advertising Cookies

Cookies are widely used in online advertising. Neither us, advertisers or our advertising partners can gain personally identifiable information from these cookies. We only work with advertising partners who work to accepted privacy standards such as

However if you want to turn off all cookies or particular cookies please visit: You will still see adverts but these won’t be tailored to you based on your previous behaviour.

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Remarketing Cookies

You may notice that sometimes after visiting a site you see increased numbers of adverts from the site you visited. This is because advertisers, including ourselves pay for these adverts. The technology to do this is made possible by cookies and as such we may place a so called “remarketing cookie” during your visit. We use these adverts to offer special offers etc to encourage you to come back to our site. Don’t worry we are unable to proactively reach out to you as the whole process is entirely anonymity. You can opt out of these cookies at anytime as explained above.

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our’s and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.

It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive.

The cookie information text on this site was derived from content provided by Attacat Internet Marketing, a marketing agency based in Edinburgh.