What is a cookie?

Cookies are small files that are automatically dropped on your computer as you browse the web. They are harmless bits of text typically used to remember your preferences and provide analytics that are locally stored and can easily be viewed and deleted.

The cookies we use are for technical and statistical purposes. Technical cookies remember visitors within the same browsing session. Statistical cookies count the number of users, help us to understand how they navigate our site.

None of our cookies store any personal information such as your name or address. Please note that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of this website.

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Why does the StudyWorld website use cookies?

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

The cookies we use are for technical and statistical purposes. Technical cookies remember visitors within the same browsing session. Statistical cookies count the number of users, help us to understand how they navigate our site.

None of our cookies store any personal information such as your name or address. Please note that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of this website.

What cookies do we use?

Cookie Name Purpose Expiry
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IDE Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user’s actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser’s ads with the purpose of  measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user one year
test_cookie Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies session

How can I control or delete cookies?

Most browsers are initially set up to automatically accept cookies. You can change the settings to block them or to alert you when they are being sent to your device.

Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or do not accept them, you might not be able to use all website features we offer and we may not be able to store your preferences (including whether you have accepted cookies or not).

If you use different devices to view and access (e.g. computer, smartphone, tablet etc.) you will need to ensure that each browser on each device is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences.

Please see below for more information about cookies on most used browsers:

Google Chrome Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Safari (Desktop)
Safari (Mobile) Android Browser Opera Opera Mobile

Contact us

Any changes we may make to our cookie policy in the future will be posted on this page. If you have any questions about our cookie policy, contact us by email or writing at:

Data Protection Officer, English UK, 219 St John Street, London, EC1V 4LY.
membership@englishuk.com
+ 44 20 7608 7960

Other useful terms and resources

  • Session cookie: expires automatically when you close your browser
  • Persistent cookies: will remain until it expires or you delete your cookies. Expiration dates are set in the cookies themselves; some may expire after minutes, others after multiple years
  • First party cookies: cookies placed by the website itself
  • Third party cookies: cookies placed by other companies, for example Google analytics.
  • Incognito/ private mode: an option in some browsers (Chrome and Firefox) that limits the amount of data placed on your machine and automatically deletes persistent cookies
  • Privacy tools: there are many third party applications that you can add to your browser to block or manage cookies, such as Disconnect or Ghostery

Please visit allaboutcookies.org or aboutcookies.org for more detailed information about cookies and browser settings related to them.