In this section, you can find out more about the regulations that protect you and affect your use of iLearn.

- Cookie policy
- Copyright
- Data Protection
- Disclaimer

A cookie is a small file downloaded on to a device when you access certain websites. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise your device.

Law relating to web cookies

The Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR) sit alongside the Data Protection Act and the UK GDPR. They give people specific privacy rights in relation to electronic communications.

  • Say what cookies will be set
  • Explain what the cookies will do
  • Obtain consent to store cookies on your device

The echo ICO is responsible for enforcing these rules.

Types of cookies

There are two types of cookies that may be stored on your device when visiting iLearn.

Strictly necessary cookies: Cookies that make our website work properly for you.

Functional cookies: Cookies that help you to benefit from functionality on iLearn but which are not essential but may be useful to you, for example by saving your username to make logging in easier.

Some cookies are retained in your browser only if you visit our website, while others persist for a longer specified or unspecified period.

Strictly necessary cookies

These are cookies that are required for the operation of iLearn. They include, for example, cookies that save your preferences.


Purpose: This strictly necessary cookie is used to provide continuity and maintain your login from page to page.

Expiry: This is a session cookie and is deleted when you close your browser.


Purpose: This cookie is used by the sites server computer to remember your username within the browser. This means when you return to this site the username field on the login page will be already filled out for you. It is safe to refuse this cookie. You will just have to retype your username every time you log in.

Expiry: This cookie will remember your cookie preference for a period of 1 month and then be deleted.


Purpose: This cookie is used to remember that you have seen our cookies notification.

Expiry: This cookie will remember your cookie preference for a period of 6 months and then be deleted.

Third-party cookies

Third-party cookies are not set directly by our website, but in certain circumstances may be initiated by third-party service providers. Renfrewshire Council does not control the dissemination of these cookies on iLearn.

Social media & networking websites

We provide access to content and sharing options from social media and networking websites, such as Facebook, and others, which may set cookies that the council does not control.

Please check with these third-party websites to see how your information is used:

The logos and artwork on are the copyright of the information providers and use of them is strictly prohibited without prior authorisation.

Any use of text provided by Renfrewshire Council is allowed within the Fair Dealing terms of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, that is, for research and private purposes.

If the text is changed in any way, the resulting document cannot be credited to Renfrewshire Council. If a commercial or public use is required from any of the pages, application must first be made to Renfrewshire Council.

Ordnance Survey

The Ordnance Survey (OS) mapping is provided by Renfrewshire Council under licence from the Ordnance Survey to fulfil its public function to publicise local public services. When using the Ordnance Survey mapping, you are granted a non-exclusive, royalty free, revocable licence solely to view the licensed data for non-commercial purposes for the period during which Renfrewshire Council makes it available. You are not permitted to copy, sub-license, distribute, sell or otherwise make available the licensed data to third parties in any form. Third party rights to enforce the terms of this licence shall be reserved to OS.

Your details will be processed for the purposes of maintaining accurate learning records for both you and the Council and for reporting on training uptake. You can find out more about how the Council looks after your information in our Privacy Policy.

Although we have taken every care when putting together this content and have tried to make sure the information it contains is up to date and accurate, we cannot guarantee that it is all correct.

Renfrewshire Council assumes no responsibility for any loss, damage or inconvenience caused as a result of any inaccuracy or error within this system and the content hosted on it.

Occasionally, links from our system and content lead to pages maintained by other organisations. These links are provided purely for your convenience, and do not imply that Renfrewshire Council endorses or supports those organisations, the information on their pages, or their products or services in any way. No responsibility is assumed by Renfrewshire Council for the contents of pages on other websites.