Posted: 4 May 2018 | Last updated: 25 Jan 2022
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file which is placed on your computer or mobile device by websites and might be left there for a set period after your visit. They are often used to improve usability, to remember your preferences and can also be used for traffic analytics, personalisation of advertisement and other marketing purposes.
- First-party cookies are cookies set by the website you’re visiting. Only that website can read them.
- Third-party cookies are cookies set by external services used by the website you’re visiting.
- Persistent cookies will be stored in your web browser until deleted or until they reach their set expiry date.
- Session cookies, on the other hand, will be deleted when you quit your browser.
- Necessary functional cookies strictly needed to make the website work, to identify trusted web traffic and to manage cookie settings and consents on the website.
- Functional cookies used for setting preferences on our site to improve your experience when using our website. This is done by remembering your preferences on the site such as choices you made about language and location or changes you made to the web page such as text size. Without these cookies the website and associated applications may not function as intended.
- Analytics cookies used for statistics and performance purposes to understand how our webpage is used and adapt our content based on previous choices. This gives us statistical insight for our continuous work to improve our websites and online resourses. To do this, we use tools to collect, aggregate and analyse our users’ behaviour on our websites.
- Marketing cookies used for tracking and targeting purposes to provide content and advertisements tailored to your preferences, manage advertisements (how often you see them), analyse the effectiveness of an ad campaign, and to analyse user behaviour interactions with online resources, social media content, advertisements and emails.
Can I turn off cookies when visiting itslearning websites?
If you have accepted or rejected cookies on our website, and want to change your mind, you can delete or turn off cookies in your browser. Be aware that without these cookies websites and associated applications may not function properly. More information can be found through your browser’s support section.
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Cookies used on our websites
Here is a list of cookie types that we use on our website, and the purposes for which they are used: