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Cookie Policy

The website uses cookies

About cookies

Cookies are files, often including unique identifiers, that are sent by web servers to web browsers, and which may then be sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website, and to identify users returning to a website.
Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
We recommend that you have your cookies enabled so that we can provide you with content and services you require. With cookies disabled we may not be able to provide you with an optimum service.

Cookies on the website

We use both session cookies and persistent cookies on the website.
We use "Strictly Necessary" cookies for the operation of the site such as making e-commerce purchases or accessing secure areas of the website.
We use "Functional Cookies" that for example remember your username. This allows us to personalise your visit to the website.
We use "Performance Cookies". The cookies help us with analysis to understand why and how visitors use our website and which parts of the site they visit. These cookies collect anonymous information about visitors. This allows us to improve the functionality of the website for our visitors.

How we use cookies

Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but personal information that we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies. The cookies used on the website include those which are strictly necessary cookies for access and navigation, cookies that track usage (performance cookies), remember your choices (functionality cookies), and cookies that provide you with targeted content or advertising.
We may use the information we obtain from our cookies for the following purposes:

  1. to recognise your computer when you visit the website
  2. to track you as you navigate the website, and to enable the use of any e-commerce facilities
  3. to improve the website's usability
  4. to analyse the use of the website
  5. in the administration of the website

The Cookies we use

The specific types of first and third party cookies served through our website and the purposes they perform are described in the table below: 

Cookie

Information

Expiry

secure_customer_sig This cookie is generally provided by Shopify and is used in connection with a customer login. 20 Years
checkout_token This cookie is generally provided by Shopify and is used in connection with a checkout service. 1 Year
cart_sig This cookie is generally provided by Shopify and is used in connection with checkout. 14 Days
__cfduid Cookie assoiated with sites using CloudFlare, used to speed up page load times. According to CloudFlare it is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. It does not contain any user identification information. 1 Year
cart_ts This cookie is generally provided by Shopify and is used in connection with checkout. 14 Days
OptanonAlertBoxClosed This cookie is set by websites using certain versions of the cookie law compliance solution from OneTrust. It is set after visitors have seen a cookie information notice and in some cases only when they actively close the notice down. It enables the website not to show the message more than once to a user. 1 Year
_shopify_fs This cookie is associated with Shopify's analytics suite. 2 Years
_shopify_sa_p This cookie is associated with Shopify's analytics suite concerning marketing and referrals. 30 Minutes
_landing_page This cookie is used to track, report, and analyze on landing pages. 14 Days
_shopify_sa_t This cookie is associated with Shopify's analytics suite concerning marketing and referrals. 30 Minutes
_y This cookie is associated with Shopify's analytics suite. 2 Years
_shopify_s This cookie is associated with Shopify's analytics suite. 30 Minutes
_s This cookie is associated with Shopify's analytics suite. 30 Minutes
_shopify_y This cookie is associated with Shopify's analytics suite. 2 Years
_gat_UA-28489885-24 This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites. Few seconds
_gid This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of Spring 2017 no information is available from Google. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited. 1 day
_ga This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. 2 years
_orig_referrer This cookie is generally provided by Shopify and is used in connection with a shopping part. 14 Days
cookietest Common cookie name could have a number of different origins. Where this is first party and a session cookie, its most likely to do with checking to see if the browser is set to block or allow cookies. Session
lang Helps us to determine the language settings of the user’s browser, to better serve relevant information in the right language. Session
cart_currency The cookie is necessary for the secure checkout and payment function on the website. This function is provided by shopify.com. 14 Days
cart Used in connection with shopping cart. 14 Days
checkout Used in connection with checkout. 21 Days
cf_use_ob Cookie associated with sites using CloudFlare, used to let the CDN know to continue serving “Always Online” until the cookie expires. Session
OptanonConsent This cookie stores information about the categories of cookies the site uses and whether visitors have given or withdrawn consent for the use of each category. This enables site owners to prevent cookies in each category from being set in the users browser, when consent is not given. It contains no information that can identify the site visitor. 1 Year
GCLB Used in user account registration on the site Session

Third party cookies

We use Google Analytics to anonymously analyse use of the website.
If you do not wish for your usage of the website to be analysed anonymously then please visit: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Blocking cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. For example:

  1. in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking "Tools", "Internet Options", "Privacy", and selecting "Block all cookies" using the sliding selector;
  2. in Firefox you can block all cookies by clicking "Tools", "Options", and un-checking "Accept cookies from sites" in the "Privacy" box.
  3. in Google Chrome you can adjust your cookie permissions by clicking "Options", "Under the hood", Content Settings in the "Privacy" section. Click on the Cookies tab in the Content Settings.
  4. in Safari you can block cookies by clicking "Preferences", selecting the "Privacy" tab and "Block cookies".

Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you may not be able to use certain features on the website (log on, access content, use search functions).

Deleting cookies

You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer:

  1. in Internet Explorer, you must manually delete cookie files;
  2. in Firefox, you can delete cookies by, first ensuring that cookies are to be deleted when you "clear private data" (this setting can be changed by clicking "Tools", "Options" and "Settings" in the "Private Data" box) and then clicking "Clear private data" in the "Tools" menu.
  3. in Google Chrome you can adjust your cookie permissions by clicking "Options", "Under the hood", Content Settings in the "Privacy" section. Click on the Cookies tab in the Content Settings.
  4. in Safari you can delete cookies by clicking "Preferences", selecting the "Privacy" tab and "Remove All Website Data".

Obviously, doing this may have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.

Contact us

If you have any questions about this Notice, or if you would like us to update information we have about you or your preferences, please contact us by emailing us at the contact addresses provided here:

Macmillan Education Caribbean
The Macmillan Campus
4 Crinan Street, London
N1 9XW UK

Tel: +44(0)207 014 6767

Email: caribbean@macmillaneducation.com