Collection of your personal data
We collect your personal data when you ask for information about our courses or study materials, when you submit your answers to our assessment quizzes or surveys, when you enrol in one of our courses or order study materials.
To process your enquiries and assessment quizzes or surveys, we collect your name, email and postal addresses, daytime phone number, and, if applicable, company and type of business.
To process enrolments and orders, we ask for your name, email and postal addresses, daytime phone number, company name and address, training manager's name, mobile and home telephone numbers, date of birth, professional certification or registration information, if any, and credit or debit card information.
We and other Kaplan companies may also use your postal and email addresses to send you information about further professional training, and other services or products similar to those you have ordered from us, or to send you an invitation to solicit such information from our sibling Kaplan educational companies. If you do not wish us to send you this additional information, you can let us know by following the opt-out instructions that we include in every email, or by sending us notice of your preferences through the mechanisms listed in the section below entitled Your Ability to Choose.
Sharing your data
We will need to use your data to perform our obligations and exercise our rights under agreements made with you and to inform you of feedback and exam results.
If you have enrolled in our courses through your employer, we will share your data and course attendance and test results with your employer.
If you enrol in any of our programmes, we will share your data with ACCA. Please note that this is limited to sharing individual data only with the relevant institution.
Your ability to choose
As mentioned above, we may use your email or postal address to send you information on obtaining or maintaining your professional qualification, or other services or products we or other Kaplan companies think might interest you. We also may share your data with other Kaplan companies. If you do not wish to receive such information from us or other Kaplan companies, or you do not wish us to share your data in this manner, you can let us know by emailing us at or sending your request by post to:
Attention: Privacy Inquiry
Dublin Business School
13/14 Aungier Street
Privacy and cookies
What is a cookie?
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How are cookies used?
Except for cookies which are essential for the functioning of this website or to provide you with functionalities you request, you can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of this website. Please understand that if you manage your cookie preferences, the tool will place a cookie on your device to allow your choices to be honoured. Please note that if you delete or remove cookies from your device, you will also remove this preference cookie and you will have to renew your choices.
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Please be aware that restricting cookies from this website may impact the functionality of a website. Many of the interactive functions offered by a website are dependent on cookies and disabling or blocking cookies can prevent these services from working or result in an inferior web experience.
There are a number of types of cookies: session cookies, persistent cookies, first-party cookies and third-party cookies.
• Session cookies: These cookies link your actions on this website to our data system and are used for a number of reasons, such as remembering which pages you visited while browsing this website. The session cookies expire as soon as the browser is closed, so no information is stored permanently.
• Persistent cookies: These cookies remember your preferences or actions across this website and help us to provide you with information that is relevant to you in the future. The information collected can be used to track actions across multiple browser sessions.
• First-party cookies: These cookies are set and handled directly by us. They cannot be accessed or read by any other website.
• Third-party cookies: These are cookies for which we have given a separate website permission to use on this website. They allow the separate website to record certain actions you take on this website.
Categories of cookies?
The cookies used by our website, or that will be used in the future, are classified as follows:
• Strictly necessary
Explanations of each category and the cookies that Dublin Business School uses in each category are detailed next.
Some cookies are strictly necessary in order to enable you to move around the website and fully use its features. Without these cookies, we will not be able to provide certain features, such as automatically signing in to protected areas.
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The DBS website uses EcommerceSSO, EcommerceSSO1, FedAuth and FedAuth1 to maintain your user session whilst you are completing a purchase.
The DBS website uses StsSiteCookie, which is an authentication cookie stored on the users machine to determine if they are already logged in and sends user back to the SharePoint site.
The DBS website uses ASP.NET to allow web servers to respond to your actions on the website. The website wouldn't work for you without it.
This is a session cookie. It directs a visitor to the selected country location.
Performance cookies can be used to help us provide you with a better user experience. Information supplied by these cookies helps us to understand how our visitors use the DBS website so that we can improve how we present our content to you. They also allow us to test different design ideas for particular pages, such as the DBS homepage. We generally contract with independent measurement and research companies to perform these services for us and when this is the case, these cookies may be set by a third party company (third party cookies).
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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve our site. These cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
This cookie expires 2 years after your last visit.
This cookie expires 30 minutes after your visit, or after 30 minutes of inactivity.
This cookie expires when you close your browser
This cookie expires 6 months after it was last set.
You may opt out of Google Analytics by visiting https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl+en=GB.
Functionality cookies may also take the form of Flash cookies, which are stored in your Adobe Flash Player rather than on your web browser.
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The DBS website uses Kampyle to collect feedback on product pages, helping us to excel in online lead generation, optimise our landing pages and overcome form abandonment.
Opt-out of Kampyle cookies.
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The DBS website uses Doubleclick cookies. These are used to help us and our advertisers see which advertisements you click on and interact with. Each individual advertiser uses its own tracking cookies and the data taken is not confidential or interchangeable.
Opt-out of Google Analytics cookies.
The DBS website uses Remarketing cookies. Google Remarketing allows us and our advertisers to advertise relevant information to users. Remarketing cookie lists are stored in a database on Google's servers, which store all the cookie IDs associated with each list.
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What to do if you don't want cookies to be set?
If you prefer, it is possible to block some or all cookies or even to delete cookies that have already been set; but you need to be aware that you might lose some functions of that website. To do this, please follow the instructions below which outline "how to turn off cookies on your browser". There are also instructions in each category of cookies above which give information on how to opt out of some individually, for example Google Analytics.
How to turn off cookies on your web browser for all websites?
All recent versions of popular browsers give users a level of control over cookies
Users can set their browsers to accept or reject all, or certain, cookies. Users can also set their browser to prompt them each time a cookie is offered. The main browser types and instructions on how to turn off cookies for ALL sites, not just DBS are available on the aboutcookies.org website.