What Are Cookies?
Cookies are small files of letters and numbers that we put on your computer's hard drive. These small files allow us to distinguish you from other users of our website, monitor website traffic and to personalise the content of the site for you. This ultimately helps us provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and allows us to improve our site going forward.
You can decide to disable your cookies but please be aware that certain cookies are absolutely necessary for the full functioning of our websites. For example, you cannot log in as we use a cookie to authenticate your device. For more information on the different types of cookies we use please see detailed information below.
Please note however that Cookies cannot retrieve any personal data from your hard drive or pass on computer viruses. Browsers prevent cookies from being sent to or read by websites other than the domain for which they are meant.
What Types of Cookies Are There?
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to navigate around the website and use its features, such as authenticating that you have logged in, or accessing member only areas of the website. Without these cookies, services we provide like downloading worksheets or playing games, cannot be provided.
These cookies are used to determine how visitors use a website; for instance, which pages visitors go to most often. Information these cookies help collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
One of the analytics tools that our website uses is Google Analytics, to learn more about Google Analytics, you can visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/
These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organizations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organization.
For further information about different types of cookies please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org
What Are Persistent and Session Cookies?
Cookies can expire at the end of a browser session (from when you open the browser window to when you close it) or they can be stored for longer.
Persistent cookies are stored on your device in between browser sessions which allows your preferences or actions to be remembered next time you visit our site.
Session cookies are temporary and allow our site to link your actions during a browser session. They may be used for a variety of purposes such as remembering that you are talking to a live chat agent so you can continue your conversation as you browse around the site. These session cookies expire after a browser session.
What Are First and Third Party Cookies?
Whether a Cookie is 'first' or 'third' party refers to the website or domain placing the cookie.
First party cookies, in basic terms, are cookies set by the website you have visited (the website displayed in the URL window).
Third party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than the one you are visiting. I f you visit a website and a separate company sets a cookie through that website then this would be a third party cookie.
How to Control or Delete Cookies Used on Education.com?
Browsers are usually automatically set to accept cookies. By navigating around our website we will automatically assume that you are happy with cookies being set by us to improve your online experience.
If you would prefer not to allow cookies, you can adjust the settings on your Internet browser to alert you each time a cookie is presented to your computer, or you can delete any cookies that have been stored on your hard drive.
Please note that if you prevent us from placing Cookies on your computer during your visit (including Strictly Necessary Cookies), or you subsequently delete a Cookie that has been placed, this may affect the functionality of our website and it will not be possible for you to use our website effectively. This will apply to all websites, as well as our own, once cookies are disabled via your browser settings.
Browser manufacturers provide help pages relating to cookie management in their products. Please see below for more information:
- Google Chrome
- Internet Explorer
- Mozilla Firefox
- Safari (Desktop)
- Safari (Mobile)
- Android Browser
- Opera Mobile
For other web browsers, please use the "Help function" on your browser for details on how to do this.
For information on how to restrict or block cookies on your mobile phone, you will need to refer to your handset manual.
Alternatively, please visit www.aboutcookies.org which will give you useful information on how to restrict cookies and delete cookies.