This policy describes what data is collected whenever you visit WA Moodle and how that data is used.
When you first visited WA Moodle, it placed cookies (small text files) in your browser’s cache. Each time you return to Moodle, your browser sends the cookies back to WA Moodle and Piwik (an analytics platform). Enabling cookies in your browser is required for the best e-learning experience. For example, if you block or clear cookies in your browser, WA Moodle will not be able to recognise you and keep you logged in. WA Moodle uses four cookies:
A functional cookie that maintains your Moodle login from page to page, so that you don’t have to log in on each page.
This is a session cookie, i.e. it expires when a given browsing session ends.
A functional cookie that remembers your username at the login page, so that you don’t have to provide it every time you visit the site.
This is a persistent cookie, i.e. it expires after a given period.
Analytical cookies that define users as new or returning visitors and save the details of their visit, e.g. which pages were opened.
These are persistent cookies, i.e. they expire after a given period.
The two analytical cookies are a part of Piwik, an open source website analytics platform. Piwik collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as browser type, language preference, and the date and time of each visitor request. This data shows how visitors to WA Moodle use the website and it may inform decisions to improve their user experience. This data may be released in the aggregate, e.g. by publishing reports on trends in the usage of WA Moodle. This data may be used for academic research. Piwik has been recommended by various privacy watchdogs for its
strong privacy protection features, such as the anonymisation of IP addresses.