Cookies are small text files stored in your computer or mobile phone’s internet browser (e.g Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari). They are usually used by websites to improve services for you, to find out more information about the popularity of a website and for delivering more relevant advertising.

How does Get Revising use cookies?

Get Revising uses cookies for a number of purposes listed below.

1. Registration cookies

Get Revising mostly uses cookies for registered members to make the logged in functionality work, which includes:

  • To remember when your last visit to the site was and activity carried out during your visit to show you new items such as unread posts.
  • If you asked the site to, we have an optional cookie to remember your details so you don’t have to log in with each visit.
  • To keep you logged in for a period of time while you use the site, known as a ‘session’.

3. Facebook and Twitter cookies

Get Revising has buttons across the site to help you post our content to your Facebook and Twitter profiles. If you choose to use one or both of these buttons, Facebook or Twitter will use cookies for them to work. You can find out more in the Facebook and Twitter privacy policies.

4. Anonymous analytics cookies

We use Google Analytics software to monitor the number of people visiting the website, which uses a cookie to collect this information. Google Analytics only collects anonymous aggregate data, i.e. we cannot tell who you are or link data back to a specific username, and everyone’s data is shown as a whole, not individually. We use this only for statistical purposes to tell us information like how many people are new to the site or have visited before and which pages are the most popular.

5. Advertising cookies

Get Revising is primarily funded by advertising. Often we need to know whether you have seen an advert and the time since you last saw it. This is to stop you from seeing the same advert repeatedly. To be able to do this we use a cookie to say when a particular advert has been show in your browser. It does not collect any personal information about you. The system we currently use to do this is called Advert Serve Pro and you can find out more information and opt out of this cookie by visiting their Privacy Policy page. However by opting out you will see less relevant advertising and are likely to see the same adverts more frequently.

6. Third party advertising cookies

A number of adverts shown across Get Revising are delivered by other third party companies called networks. These companies use their own cookies for tracking the success of their adverts and for customisations to you. Get Revising does not have access to these cookies and nor do these companies have access to the cookies we use on our site. Third party advertising cookies cannot be linked to your personal data. You can turn off third party advertising cookies by visiting the Your Online Choices control page.

7. Other third party cookies

Sometimes Get Revising will use other third party cookies to help improve the functionality of the site or to find out more information about our audience but in an anonymous way. In particular, we place cookies for Quantserve and comScore. These companies measure the audiences of websites to show how many people visit websites around the world and the type of audience that visits them. This is primarily used by advertisers to help them decide the best website to advertise on. All information they provide is anonymous and aggregate.

Can I use Get Revising without cookies?

You can access some of Get Revising’s content without using cookies by turning them off in your browser’s settings, however you won’t be able to log in because this functionality requires cookies to remember who you are. Also, by turning cookies off you will see less relevant advertising and are likely to see the same adverts more often.

How do I turn cookies off?

Cookies are saved to the browser, so to turn off any cookie you will have to do so for each browser you use. Usually most people have concerns about the use of cookies by third party advertising companies. These cookies do not collect any personal information and are only used to tailor advertising to be more relevant for you. As mentioned above, you can turn off third party advertising cookies on the Your Online Choices control page.

Alternatively, you can turn off all cookie use within your browser by following the instructions on the below pages:

Where can I read more information?

You can read more information by visiting All About Cookies and Your Online Choices.