What are cookies and how do they work on eteach.com?
What are cookies?
Cookies are small files which websites use to enable certain functions and to gather data from visitors. They do this by adding their file, the “cookie”, to your device whether it is a laptop, phone or any device which can access the internet. Once a cookie is on a device, the website recognises that device and can do helpful things like keeping you signed into various websites, making sure the ads you see online are relevant to your interests and so much more. Here are just a few benefits of cookies:
- Settings - You do not have to update your preferences every time you visit a site. When you visit a site for the first time you often get a pop up about accepting cookies. If accepted, these cookies remember your choices from your last visit, and they will make your next visit more relevant.
- Remember me - You can stay signed into sites. When you ask a website to remember your password what you are doing is allowing a cookie to be added to your device. This means the site recognises your device and you bypass sign in on each visit.
- Research - You can help organisations improve their websites by contributing data. The way you use and explore a website is always of interest to website developers who will analyse this data, we can use their findings to update and improve our sites for all of our visitors.
Cookies are used to enable certain functionality and provide users with improved user experience. For more information regarding cookies, please visit the following website.
Find out more about how to manage cookies:
In May of 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) regulation became legislation in the EU. This legislation protects the rights of EU citizens (and those accessing EU based websites) to maintain control of their personal data.
Still unsure how cookies work? Don’t worry, while cookies do take information about you as a user, they cannot identify you as an individual. They cannot take more information than is explicitly outlined by the website (see our list below for more information). For example, you may find some website functionality works best when the website knows what country you are in, but it will not need to know your home address. However much or little the cookie shares with the website, you are always in control of the cookies you choose to accept and decline.
What are the different types of cookie?
There are two main types of cookies, session cookies and persistent cookies.
- Session Cookies - Session cookies store information during your website visit and are erased when you close your browser. This type of cookie is used to recognise user movement within a website and to allow any page changes or data selection that is made to be remembered as a user moves from page to page. This helps the website understand users and gives us vital information to help us improve our site in future.
- Persistent Cookies - In contrast to session cookies, persistent cookies have defined lifespans which may range from a few hours to several years. This type of cookie is used to store information such as user preferences, which may include a default language or location that is to be used when browsing the website or the date of the user's last visit. These are the cookies that help you, the user, to have relevant advertising, stay signed into websites and much more.
What cookies do we use on Eteach Ltd websites?
The table below sets out the cookies our websites use, their purpose and a date which has been set for their expiry.
What cookies do we use on Eteach.com?
Current session cookie (Asp.Net_SessionID)
Last log in cookie (LastLoginDate)
Logged in cookie (LoggedIn)
Preference cookie (UserAcceptance)
Customised content cookie (_utma _utmb _utmc _utmz)
Authenticated user cookies (eTeachAuth and eTeachAuthAsp)
Role assignment cookie (eTeachRoles)
Statistic cookies (Ns_cookietest and Ns_Session)
Pop-up cookie (eTeachDeployPopup)
From uk.sitestat.com (S1 C1)
From Ads.eteach.com (SSPIDER)
Google Task Manager cookie (_dc_gtm_UA-)
Google Analytics cookie (_gat_)
Hotjar cookie (_hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress)
Recently viewed jobs cookie (cachejobs)
Keyword cookie (Ckkeyword)
Radius cookie (currntRadius)
School name cookie (schoolname)
School URL cookie (schoolurl)
Social sharing cookies (__atuvs, __atuvc, __atssc)
Random user ID cookie (_hjid)
Facebook advertising cookie (_fbp)
Individual user cookie (_gid)
Secondary individual user cookie (_ga)
What cookies do we use on the Eteach Client Portal?
Chat cookie (SnapABugVisit)
Chat history cookie (SnapABugHistory)
Chat origin cookie (SnapABugRef)
New chat session cookie (SnapABugUserAlias)
Authentication cookie (.ASPXAUTH)
Eteach have updated their Google cookies to start collecting data via the DoubleClick cookie to be used on their Google Display Network Impression Reporting and on the Google Analytics Demographics and Interests Reporting. What this means is that any general information (such as age, gender, etc.) you have provided on your personal Google Profile will be made visible to Eteach’s Google Analytics account.
Eteach will only ever use this data for marketing and research purposes to ensure that any campaigns launched are targeted to the right people. Eteach will not sell this data on to any third-party company. You can edit your general information via your Google Account.
You have full control of your privacy setting and you can update these via your selected browser or search engine (such as Google or Firefox). As these privacy settings vary from browser to browser, we have put together a list of instructions on privacy settings. For more information click on the browser you use most often from the list below:
If you would like to make any changes to your Google Profile, login to your Google Account now.