Date of Last Amendment: December 15, 2021
1. What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or other devices when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to ‘remember’ you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a ‘session cookie’) or for multiple repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’). They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in. Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as ‘first party cookies’), or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide advertising or analytics services on the website (‘third party cookies’).
2. Types of Cookies used by Construct Education
Some or all of the Cookies identified below may be stored in your browser.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
Strictly Necessary Cookies are necessary for the operation of our Websites. These Cookies are essential in helping you to move around our Websites and use the features, such as accessing secure areas of the Websites or using the shopping basket.
For example, we may use Strictly Necessary Cookies to:
- Remember the goods and services you selected when you get to the payment page
- Identify you as being logged into the Websites
- Provide access to protected areas of a Websites
- Remember previously entered text so it is not lost if the page refreshes
Performance Cookies simply help us improve the way our Websites work. We utilize these Cookies to analyze how our visitors use our Websites and to monitor our site performance. They tell us how people use each page, which ones are most commonly viewed, or whether any errors occurred. This allows us to provide a high-quality experience and quickly identify then fix any issues that arise.
For example, we may use Performance Necessary Cookies to:
- Store preferences to see which method of linking between pages is most effective
- Enable web analytics to provide anonymous statistics on how our Websites are used
- To assist with error management in helping us improve the Websites by measuring any errors that occur
- Monitor ad response rates and determine the effectiveness of our ads
We use Functionality Cookies to allow us to remember your preferences.
For example, we may use Functionality Cookies to:
- Remember settings you have applied such as layout, colors, and font sizes
- Remember if we have already asked you if you want to fill in a survey
- Detect if you have already seen a pop-up to ensure it doesn’t get shown to you again
- Process a request from a user to submit a comment or blog or forum post
Targeting Cookies help Construct Education make sure that the ads you see on our Websites are relevant to you and your interests. Targeting Cookies may also be placed on your device by our third-party service providers that remember you have visited the site to provide you with ads more relevant to you.
We may use targeting cookies to:
- Collect information about browser habits to target advertising
- Collect information about browser habits to target Website content
- Provide links to social networks
- Provide advertising agencies with information on your visit so that they can present you with advertisements you may be interested in
Many of the Cookies placed through our Websites are session Cookies, while others are persistent Cookies, and some are “first-party” Cookies, while others are “third-party” Cookies.
First-party Cookies are those set by a site that is being visited by the user at the time (e.g., Cookies placed by http://www.constructeducation.com).
Third-party Cookies are Cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the site being visited by the user. If a user visits a site and a cookie set on that site by a third-party fires, it transfers information to the user’s web browser, where it might be stored or sent back with the next request to the same server. Cookies that are sent through these third-party components are called third-party cookies and are mainly used for advertising and tracking across the web.
Persistent Cookies are Cookies that remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the Cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the site that created that particular Cookie.
Session Cookies are Cookies that allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session Cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session Cookies are deleted.
Facebook Advertisements. We use Facebook to market our services, track conversion events, and find audiences for our programs and products. You can control whether you see ads based on your activity off of Facebook, through “Data About Your Activity From Partners” in your Facebook Ad Preferences. For more information, see Facebook’s help page.
3. Controlling Cookies
Most internet browsers are initially set up to automatically accept Cookies. If you do not want our website to store Cookies on your computer or device, you can change or adjust your browser or device settings to block Cookies or to alert you when Cookies are being sent to your device.
If you use different devices to view and access our Websites (e.g. your computer, smartphone, tablet, etc.) you will need to ensure that each browser on each device is adjusted to suit your Cookie preferences.
The procedures for changing your settings and Cookies differ from browser to browser. If necessary, use the help function on your browser or click on one of the links below to go directly to the user manual for your browser.
Disable Cookies in Internet Explorer >> Click here
Disable Cookies in Chrome >> Click here
Disable Cookies in Safari >> Click here
Disable Cookies in FireFox >> Click here
Disable Cookies in Safari IOS >> Click here
Disable Cookies in Google Android >> Click here
To find out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit aboutcookies.org. For more details on advertising cookies, and how to manage them, visit youronlinechoices.eu (EU based), or aboutads.info (US based).
Some specific opt-out programs are available here:
Google Analytics – https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout