Last Updated: 4/06/2023
Types of Cookies and Our Legal Basis for Placing Cookies
We may place both session and persistent cookies on your device. Session cookies typically last for as long as you are using your browser, while persistent cookies will last after you close your browser. The length of time that a persistent cookie will last depends on a number of factors, including your browser configuration and the lifespan of the particular cookie.
We place first party cookies on your browser, and we also allow third party cookies to be served. A first party cookie is a cookie set by the website or domain you are visiting (in the case of our Websites, us). A third party cookie is set by a domain other than the one you are visiting, operated by a separate company (not by us). While we may allow third parties to access the Websites to place these cookies on users’ devices, we do not retain control over the information supplied by the cookies, and we do not retain access to that data. This information is controlled wholly by that third party and is subject to their privacy notice.
Cookies are also categorized in relation to their purpose
Essential, or strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are required to browse our Websites and use certain Website features. If they were to be disabled, the functionality of the Websites would be affected. Where applicable, the legal basis for the collection of Personal Information through the use of essential cookies is legitimate interests of us or third party service providers that help us operate the Websites. More information on the balancing test supporting our legitimate interests is available upon request.
Personalization, or functional cookies
These cookies allow us to save your preferences (for example, your country). If you disable these cookies, the functionality of the Websites may be affected. Where applicable, the legal basis for the collection of Personal Information through personalization cookies is your consent.
Analytics cookies allow us to collect information about how our Websites are used and to help us understand the makeup of our users. This includes whether a user has visited the Websites previously, the overall Website usage, and areas that users prefer on the Websites. Where applicable, the legal basis for the collection of such information by analytics cookies is your consent.
Marketing cookies provide us with some of the same information that we collect from analytics cookies, and also allow us to serve advertising about our education products to you that we believe may interest you after you have visited our Websites, and to measure the effectiveness of our advertising. If you disable these cookies you will not receive advertising based on your visits to our Websites. Where applicable, the legal basis for the collection of such information by marketing cookies is your consent.