- What are cookies?
- Types of cookies
- What happens if I opt out of all cookies?
- How do I opt out of cookies?
- Further information about online privacy
What are cookies?
A cookie is a piece of data that is placed on an internet user's computer memory. The information the cookie contains is set by a website's server and it can be used when the user visits the website.
Cookies are designed to remember things that an internet user has done whilst on a website in the past, which can include logging in, requesting free resources or clicking on links.
Cookies are not dangerous. They are not computer programs and cannot be used to circulate viruses.The cookies we use on our website are used in many ways, including:
- To remember your preferences in case you want to request multiple free resources
- To find out what the website doesn't do well and make improvements to it in future
- Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook; and
- Make sure advertising on other websites is relevant to you
Types of cookies
- Session (or Transient) Cookies
- Session cookies are stored in your computer's memory for the length of your browsing session. They become inaccessible after the session has been inactive for a time and are automatically deleted from your computer when the browser is closed. They allow you to move from page to page without having to log-in repeatedly.
- Persistent (or Permanent) Cookies
- Persistent cookies are stored on the user's computer memory and are not deleted when the browser is closed. They are used to keep your preferences for the website, so that they will be remembered for next time you visit the website. They are also used to collect information about the numbers of visitors, the average time spent on a particular page and analyse shopping behaviour on the website. This information is used to find out how the well the website works and where it can be improved.
- Third-party cookies
- Envisia works with selected companies to provide additional content and services, for example reviews. These companies may also set cookies on our behalf.
- Advertising on other websites
Cookies are used to advertise relevant products to you on other websites, based on the products and resources you looked at on envisialearning.com. They are displayed by an agency called Perfect Audience. See more information about Perfect Audience.
The data contained in the cookie used in these advertisements is anonymous and doesn't contain any of your personal details. You can opt out of these advertisements on the Perfect Audience website.
- Sharing with social networks
- If you use the buttons that allow you to share content with your friends via social networks like twitter and facebook, these companies may set a cookie on your computer memory. Find out more about these here:
What happens if I opt out of all cookies?If you opted out of all cookies set by envisialearning.com and associated websites, you will still be able to browse our website.back to Index
How do I opt out of cookies?You can manage the cookies that you allow on your computer through the internet browser that you use. You can also ask to be alerted every time a cookie is offered. There are instructions on how to manage your cookies using the most popular internet browsers below:back to Index
Find out which internet browser you use
- On a PC: click on 'Help' at the top of your browser window and select 'About'
- On an Apple Mac: click on the Apple menu and select 'About' (make sure the browser is open)
Opting out of cookies in Internet Explorer
- Choose 'Tools'
- Click on 'Internet Options'
- Click the 'Privacy' tab
- Move the slider to choose your settings
- For more detailed privacy settings click on 'Advanced'
Opting out of cookies in Safari
- Choose 'Preferences' from Safari menu
- Select 'Security'
- Cookie settings are shown
- Choose your settings
Opting out of cookies in Google Chrome
As a default, Google Chrome allows all cookies. You can manage the behaviour of first-party and third-party cookies or even block them completely.
- Click on the 'Tools' menu
- Select 'Options'
- Click the 'Under the Bonnet' tab
- Find the 'Privacy' section
- Click 'Content settings'
- Click the 'Cookie settings' tab and choose your settings
Opting out of cookies in Mozilla Firefox
You can configure which sites are allowed to set cookies, how long to keep them for, and view and manage your existing cookies.
- Click on 'Menu', then 'Options'
- Select 'Privacy'
- Select 'Cookies'
- Choose your settings
Opting out of cookies in AOL
- From the AOL toolbar, select 'Settings'
- Select 'Internet Options'
- Select 'Use your Internet Explorer Settings to set advanced browser options'
- Select the 'Privacy' tab
- Select 'Advanced'
- Deselect override automatic cookie handling button
- Choose your settings
Opting out of Flash Cookies
Further information about online privacy
- On this website you'll find information about how behavioural advertising works, further information about cookies and the steps you can take to protect your privacy on the internet.
- A guide to deleting and controlling cookies in many of the internet browsers available.
- A tool that allows users to opt out of behavioural advertising delivered by its member companies.
- This information has been written by the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest. dd>