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Cookie policy

This page describes our Cookie policy for and (the website).

If you do not accept this Cookie policy, please do not use this site. 

Last updated: 30 August 2023


Discovery Education’s websites, and, and other websites that link to this Cookie Policy (collectively our “Websites”), online services, interactive applications, and marketing campaigns use cookies and other related technologies (for convenience all technologies are referred to in this Cookie Policy as “cookies”). This Cookie Policy explains our use of cookies on our Websites, online services, interactive applications, and marketing campaigns. For more information about how we process your personal information, please read our Privacy Policy.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your device when you visit a website or online service. Cookies allow a website to recognise users when they return to a website. Cookies may contain data, and that typically includes a unique identifier and a site name. A cookie could also include personal data if you have provided that information to a website. The next time you visit the same website, the browser will give back the cookie to identify you or your device to personalize your experience.

The cookies we set are called “first-party cookies.” The cookies set by other parties are called “third-party cookies.” Third-party cookies enable third-party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website or service that you are using (such as interactive content and analytics).

Cookies that are created temporarily while you are visiting a website and are automatically deleted when you leave the website are called “session cookies.” Session cookies can be used to recognize and link your actions during a single browsing session. Cookies that can be stored for longer are called “persistent cookies,” and can be used to remember your preferences or actions on the website or service that you are using.

Cookie Inventory

The names and description of the cookies on our Websites are available in our cookie inventory.

Social Media Buttons

We include buttons for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn to promote webpages or share on these social network sites. These buttons work using pieces of code coming from the social networks themselves. This code places cookies. These social media buttons also can store and process certain information. Please read the privacy policies of these social networks (which can change regularly) to read what they do with your personal data which they process using these cookies.

How we use Cookies

We use first-party and third-party cookies for several reasons including:

  • for security and fraud prevention purposes,
  • to tell us which parts of our websites people have visited,
  • to remember your preferences and settings,
  • to help you sign into our online services,
  • to adapt the display format of our content to your device and preferences,
  • to facilitate and measure the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns, advertisements, and web searches, and
  • to analyze how well our websites are working.

Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Websites and online services to work, and we refer to these as “essential” cookies. Some cookies measure traffic and statistical data about usage of our Websites and online services, which we use to understand how our Websites and online services are being used, and we refer to these as “performance” cookies. Other cookies enable us to personalize your experience or otherwise improve the functionality of our Websites and online services, and we refer to these as “functional” cookies. Lastly, we also use cookies to measure the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns, advertisements, and web searches, and we refer to these as “targeting” cookies.

We never use targeting cookies on our online services aimed at students. For students using our online services, we only use strictly necessary cookies and limited performance and functionality cookies in order to provide our services to our users.

Third Parties

Cookies are also placed by third parties we have engaged. These companies have their own privacy policies and data collection practices. Please refer to each company’s privacy policy to better understand their privacy practices and the controls available to you.


When you visit our Websites for the first time, we will show you a pop-up banner with an explanation about cookies. As soon as you click on “Accept Cookies” or “Save” your cookie settings, you consent to us using the categories of cookies you selected. You can reject non-essential cookies and disable the use of cookies via your browser, but please note that our website may no longer work as intended.

How to Control Cookies

Your Cookie Settings. You may manage your consent preferences at the “Cookie Settings” link located in the footer of our Websites.

Browser Controls. You can use your internet browser to automatically or manually delete cookies. You can also specify that certain cookies may not be placed. Another option is to change the settings of your internet browser so that you receive a message each time a cookie is placed. For more information about these options, we have linked to instructions on how to adjust/delete cookies on some of the more common browsers:

If you use different devices, make sure you configure the settings of the corresponding browsers on each device according to your preferences. If you delete the cookies in your browser, they will be placed again after your consent when you visit our Websites again.

Please note that blocking all non-essential cookies can render some of our content unavailable to you or have a negative effect on the performance, efficiency, or customisation of our Websites.

Do Not Track Signals. Some browsers include the ability to transmit “Do Not Track” or “DNT” signals. Although we do our best to honor the privacy preferences of our website visitors and users, we are not able to respond to Do Not Track signals from your browser at this time.

Your Privacy Rights

You may have certain privacy rights with respect to your personal data such as the right to request access to the data we process about you or to object to processing. For more information on your privacy rights, please review our Privacy Policy.

Resources to Learn More about Cookies

To find out more about cookies and obtain cookie management tools, you may visit websites including and

Changes to Our Cookie Policy

We may modify or update this Cookie Policy from time to time. Please review this Cookie Policy periodically.

Contact Us

For questions about our Cookie Policy, please contact us by using the following contact details:

  • Email:
  • Mail: Discovery Education Europe Limited (registered in England and Wales, registration no. 03261277) (Attn: Marissa Jones), 9 Palace Yard Mews, Bath, BA1 2NH, United Kingdom
  • Tel: 0800 6 527 527

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