WHITE ROSE EDUCATION SERVICES LIMITED

COOKIES POLICY

IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ

About our cookies policy

This cookies policy is issued on behalf of White Rose Education Services Limited (trading as White Rose Maths) (“White Rose Maths”). Our cookies policy explains how cookies and other tracking devices are used on our websites whiterosemaths.com and resources.whiterosemaths.com. For the purpose of this policy, references to “cookies” refer to cookies and other types of technologies which are used to help us recognise you as a user of our websites.

About cookies and how we use them

Cookies are small data files which are placed on your computer or other device when you visit our websites.  The cookies are then used to gather information about your use of a site or in some cases, to allow you to be recognised as an existing user when returning to our websites.

Cookies are commonly used to help websites work more efficiently and to provide information to website owners. They help our websites to work in the way that you would expect so that we can provide you with a good experience when you use our websites.  They also help us to improve our site and make our promotional activity more efficient.

In general terms, cookies can be categorised into the following broad categories:

Necessary cookies: these are cookies that are required for the operation of a website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of a website or make use of e-billing services.

Performance cookies: these are cookies which allow a website operator to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around a website while they are using it. They help improve the way websites work, for example, by ensuring that users can easily find what they are looking for.

Functionality cookies: these allow a returning user and his/her preferences to be recognised. This enables the website to personalise content to its users such as greeting a user by name or remembering preferences.

Targeting cookies: these types of cookies record visits to a website, the pages visited, and the links followed. These cookies are used to tailor content, such as the advertising displayed on it, to each user.

At the moment, we use cookies of each of the four above types of cookies.

Note that we provide links to other websites, such as the links we provide to our Facebook and Twitter social media pages, to third-party booking provider websites, such as Eventbrite, and to White Rose Maths’ partner companies’ websites, such as TES and Pearson. Those third-party websites may also use cookies and you should familiarise yourself with the cookies information that they provide on their own websites.  We are not responsible for any cookies used on third party websites to which we may provide links.

More specifically, we use the types of cookies listed in the tables below at www.whiterosemaths.com and www.resources.whiterosemaths.com. The tables below also provides information about what the cookies are used for.

Cookies used on www.whiterosemaths.com

Cookie Type Issuer Name Duration Purpose
Performance White Rose Maths complianceCookie 30 days Used to dismiss the GDPR notification which appears when you visit our website for 30 days.
Performance Google Analytics _ga
_gid
_gat_UA-118148597-1
2 years
24 hours
90 days
Provides visitors with a unique ID which is fixed from visit to visit. This gives us the possibility to identify if any users are returning to the website, for marketing and website usage analytics, and to tell users apart.
Targeting SharpSpring koitk
__ss
__ss_tk
__ss_referrer
Permanent Tracking cookie and session identifier tokens. These cookies are used to track visitors and form submissions.

Cookies used on www.resources.whiterosemaths.com

Cookie Type Issuer Name Duration Purpose
Performance White Rose Maths complianceCookie 30 days Used to dismiss the GDPR notification which appears when you visit our website for 30 days.
Performance Google Analytics _ga
_gid
_gat_UA-118148597-1
2 years
24 hours
90 days
Provides visitors with a unique ID which is fixed from visit to visit. This gives us the possibility to identify if any users are returning to the website, for marketing and website usage analytics, and to tell users apart.
Functionality White Rose Maths (Woo Commerce) woocommerce_cart_hash
woocommerce_items_in_cartwp_woocommerce_session_store_notice[notice id]
Session

2 daysSession

Allows us to provide an online purchase facility, by helping to determine when cart contents/data changes.

Contains a unique code for each customer so that it knows where to find the cart data in the database for each customer.

Allows customers to dismiss the Store Notice.

Targeting SharpSpring koitk
__ss
__ss_tk
__ss_referrer
Permanent Tracking cookie and session identifier tokens. These cookies are used to track visitors and form submissions.

Session cookies and permanent cookies

Some of the devices which are used on our websites are used for the current session only, i.e. to recognise returning users. This means that the cookie will expire when your session finishes. Others are permanent cookies which will be stored on your computer and will be used to recognise you as a user, the next time you visit the site. The tables above show how long each type of cookie which we use lasts.

Cookie settings and more information

Broadly, you can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. Be aware however that if you use browser settings to block cookies, you may not be able to access all, or some parts of the site and our site may not work as intended. This is especially the case for our website because we use a minimal number of cookies and these are aimed at making our website function properly in the way that you would expect.

You can find out more about how to manage and delete cookies by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org.

You can also find out about disabling cookies on the following sites for different browsers:

Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=enGB&answer=95647&p=cpn_cookies

Firefox: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Enabling%20and%20disabling%20cookies

Safari: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042

Internet Explorer: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835

Consent to use of cookies from our websites

The law requires all websites to request permission when using cookie technology.  If your browser is set to accept cookies and other similar technologies and if you continue to use our websites then we will understand this to mean that you consent to the use of cookies or other similar technologies.  However, if you wish to remove or stop use of cookies from our site then you should either stop using the site or adjust the settings of your browser as explained above, to reject or disable cookies.

Privacy Policy

This cookies policy should also be read alongside our Privacy Policy which you can access here.