Why do we use cookies?

BartenderBarista wants your online experience and interaction to be as informative, and relevant as possible. We use cookies or similar methods to achieve this. We feel it is important that you know what cookies our website uses and why we use them. This will help to protect your privacy, while ensuring our website is as user-friendly as possible.

What is a cookie?

‘Cookies’ are small data files stored on your device. They are used as unique identifiers and each cookie is unique to your web browser. The server of the website you are viewing sends the cookie, containing anonymous information, to your computer or mobile phone. Only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie.

Cookies are used by nearly all websites and do not harm your system. Most web browsers accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies. This does not necessarily affect third party flash cookies used in connection with our Services. Please visit for more information on deleting or disabling flash cookies. Please note that if you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect the availability and performance of our Services.

What are the different types of cookies we use?

There are several types of cookies, described below.

Session cookies

When you are browsing, session cookies are stored temporarily and are deleted from your device when the browser is closed.

Persistent cookies

This type of cookie is saved on your computer for a fixed period (usually a year or longer) and is not deleted when you close the browser. Persistent cookies are used to identify you from one browsing session to the next, for example, to store your preferences, so that they are remembered for the next visit.

Essential cookies

These cookies are necessary to enable you to move around the site and to use its features you have requested during the visit (such as working through your course). These cookies allow our web servers to respond to your actions on the website. The study and shopping flow wouldn't work for you without it. If we did not use cookies, our website would think you are a new visitor every time you move to a new page on our website – for example, when you enter your login details and move to another page, it wouldn’t recognize you and it wouldn’t keep you logged in. These cookies also ensure a consistent user experience during your journey on the BartenderBarista site.

We use Vimeo to provide videos on some pages of the site. Vimeo sets cookies when you visit one of these pages.

3rd Party cookies

Our website may also display content from a third party website or service, which may mean cookies from third parties being stored on your hard drive or browser. We do not control these cookies and you should refer to the privacy policy of the relevant third party for more information.

Social Media Plugins

Our Services make use of social network plugins. When you use a Service containing plugins, information may be directly transferred from your device to the social network operator. We have no control on the data gathered by the plugin. If you are logged into the social network, your use of our Services can be connected to your social network account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by logging in using your social media profile or clicking “Like”, “Follow” or “Share”, the information may automatically show in your social network profile. Even if you are not logged into your social media account, it may be possible the plugins transmit your IP address to the social network operators. Please consider this when using our Services.

For information about the social network operators of the Plugins used in our Services please see below:

Operators of Plugins used in our Services:

If you use one or more of the following social networks and do not want the Operator to connect the data concerning your use of our Services with your social media data already stored by the Operator, please log off the social network before using our Services.


Data controller: Facebook Ireland Limited, Hanover Reach, 5-7 Hanover Quay, 2 Dublin, Ireland (“Facebook”). For further information you may visit Facebook’s privacy policy website at


Data controller: Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). For further information you may visit Google’s privacy policy website at


These cookies can be used to analyse how a website is used, to count the number of visitors, and to learn how the website can be improved. We do not link the website usage statistics and other reports to individuals.


Marketing cookies can be used to enable online advertising, which may be personalized to show ads that are the most relevant and interesting to you.

You may see a pop-up welcome message with a special event when you visit our website. We’ll store a cookie so your computer knows you’ve seen it and knows not to show it again. We might display a message on all pages to tell you about important information or a promotion. We’ll save a cookie that will tell us how many times you’ve seen it, or if you’ve dismissed it.

How to control cookies?

Read your browser's ‘Help’ section to find out how to control how you interact with cookies in your web browser’s preferences.

Please note that if you turn off or disable cookies, you may not be able to log in to your account, view content or use other features on our website. You may find parts of our website do not work at all or behave unusually.

If you use different devices to view and access our services, such as a smartphone or tablet, as well as your computer, each browser on each device will have to be adjusted to suit your cookie preferences.

Here's how to check if you're blocking cookies in our most popular browsers: