What are Cookies?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information that are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Software on your device, eg a web browser, stores the cookies and sends them back to the website the next time you visit. Cookies allow our website to recognise your device and preferences, and provide information to the owners of sites which can be used to improve your online experience.
There are two main kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.
Cookies on our website
The Knowledge Academy MAY use the following cookies on this website, for the following purposes:
User session cookie
We may use a session cookie so that we can remember what is in your shopping basket and remember where you are in the order process.
They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. This helps us to understand how visitors use and interact with our website, which informs improvements to best meet our visitors' needs by, eg making the most popular features the easiest to find and access or ensuring that our site works properly on the devices that our visitors most frequently use. Our analytics cookies may also collect information about your browser type and settings, device type and settings, operating system and mobile network. A unique ID is granted for your access - this information is used to distinguish you from other visitors to our site, but it cannot be used to identify you as a named individual.
- In Google Chrome. you can adjust the cookies settings by clicking the Menu > settings > Show advanced settings > In the "Privacy" section, click Content settings > Use the "Cookies" section to change your settings.
- In Internet Explorer, you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.
- In Firefox, you can adjust your cookies settings by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”.
Blocking cookies may have a negative impact upon the usability of our website.