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Cookies and how they Benefit You

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you'd expect,
  • Save you having to log in every time you visit the site,
  • Remember your settings during and between visits,
  • Improve the speed/security of the site,
  • Continuously improve our website for you.

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission),
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission),
  • Pass data to advertising networks,
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties,

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below.

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on the software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies, we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

More about our Cookies

Our own cookies

We use cookies to make our website work including:

  • Determining if you are logged in or not,
  • Remembering your search settings,
  • Showing you which pages you have recently visited,
  • Allowing you to add comments to our site.

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

Third party functions

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Our site includes the following which use cookies:

  • Formstack - provides embedded online form functionality,
  • Iorad - provides embedded interactive tutorials.

Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties.

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn't working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us if, on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before.

We use: Google Analytics

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our's and a large proportion of the world's websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites

It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called "spyware". Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.

Note: The above policy refers only to the Cambridge English Support Site (http://support.cambridgeenglish.org). If you are looking for more information regarding the use of Cookies on the Cambridge English website (http://www.cambridgeenglish.org), please see the relevant Cambridge English data protection policy.

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