Cookie Policy for the AHDB Pig Industry Welfare Training Portal


Use of cookies by AHDB

This cookies policy explains how the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) uses cookies on the UK Pig Industry Welfare Training web portal (“Training Portal”). 

Who we are

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is a statutory UK levy board set-up by Parliament. We are funded through a levy paid by farmers, growers and others in the supply chain. Our purpose is to equip levy payers with independent, evidence-based information and tools that help their business to grow, become more competitive and sustainable. Established in 2008 and classified as a Non-Departmental Public Body, we support meat and livestock (cattle, sheep and pigs) in England; milk in Great Britain; and cereals and oilseeds in the UK. You can find out more about us at

Our headquarters is in Warwickshire, United Kingdom.

If you have a query and you think you know the team or person you want to contact then visit for further details.

Alternatively you can write to Guy Attenborough, Data Protection Officer (DPO), AHDB, Stoneleigh Park, Near Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2TL or email to

The independent supervisory authority in the UK to uphold information rights is the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Details on how to contact the ICO can be found at

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files that are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit the Training Portal to help us make the Training Portal available, and your user experience, better. Cookies mean that the Training Portal will remember you for example.

Consent to using cookies and changing settings

We will ask for your permission (consent) should we wish to place non-essential cookies or other similar technologies on your device. Where cookies are essential for the functionality of the Training Portal or for us to provide you with training services we are not required to obtain your consent.

Our use of cookies

Our use of cookies

The table below provides more information about the cookies we use and why:

The cookies we use Name Purpose Duration

Essential (we do not need to obtain your consent before using these cookies)

LearnUpon Session Cookie

Session cookie

This is used to authenticate a trainee’s sessions on the portal, identifying who logged in, any training undertaken and courses completed, thus enabling the portal to evidence course completions by an individual trainee, providing associated certificates and full reporting.

24 hours

LearnUpon Preference Cookie

Preference cookie

This cookie stores short-term preferences such as the last page viewed and listing/sort order preferences on tables, etc.


In addition it has the ability to recall how far through the course a user has progressed when they log out, so that the system can be resumed from that point when they next log in. This is an essential requirement for the project so trainees are not forced to restart the course if they cannot complete it in a single sitting.

12 hours from last use of preferences


How to turn off all cookies and consequences of doing so

If you do not want to accept any cookies, you may be able to change your browser settings so that cookies (including certain cookies which are essential to the services requested) are not accepted. If you do this, please be aware that you may lose some of the functionality of the Training Portal and you may not be able to access certain features.

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Changes to this policy

This cookies policy was last updated in February 2022.

We may change this policy from time to time, when we do we will update this page and may require you to resubmit your cookie preferences.