What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. Cookies help make a website function properly, make the website more secure, provide better user experience, and help STEM School understand how the website performs – such as what works and what needs improvement. The cookies are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser.
As most online services, the stemschool.org.uk website uses both first-party and third-party cookies for a number of purposes. First-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function the right way. They do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.
Third-party cookies used on the website are used mainly for understanding how the website performs and how you interact with the website, providing you with a better user experience, keeping the service secure, and helping speed up your future interactions with the website.
What types of cookies do we use?
Essential: Some cookies are essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of the stemschool.org.uk site. They do not collect or store any personal information. They allow the site to maintain user sessions and prevent any security threats. For example, these cookies allow you to add products to your basket and checkout securely.
Statistics: These cookies store information like the number of visitors to the website, the number of unique visitors, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit etc. This data helps STEM School understand and analyse how well the website performs and what needs improvement.
Functional: These are the cookies that help certain non-essential functionalities on the website.
Preferences: These cookies help the site store your settings and browsing preferences like language preferences so that you have a better and efficient experience on future visits to the site.
How can I control cookie preferences?
Different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. To find out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit wikipedia.org, www.allaboutcookies.org.