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.
1. Registration cookies
- 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
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
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?
Alternatively, you can turn off all cookie use within your browser by following the instructions on the below pages:
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Cookie settings in Firefox
- Cookie settings in Chrome
- Cookie settings in Safari