Whilst browsing the Albayan Education Foundation website, to make your experience as fluent and intuitive as we can, we sometimes place small amounts of information on your device, for example, your computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally but will help you to browse our website easily. We also use this information to track what pages are popular, what website you came from and what Internet browser you are using. Again, all of this is so we can continually improve our service to you and is not identifiable to yourself.
You can if you prefer delete all cookies, however by doing so you should not then not proceed in using this website.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a piece of data that is placed on an internet user’s computer memory. The information the cookie contains is set by a website’s server and it can be used when the user visits the website.
Cookies were designed to remember things that an internet user has done on that website in the past, which can include putting products in their basket, logging in, or clicking on links.
Cookies are not dangerous. They are not computer programs and cannot be used to circulate viruses. This information about how customers use the website is used in many ways:
- To keep a record of the products you’ve put in your shopping bag for next time you visit
- To make personalised product recommendations, based upon your previous times you’ve shopped on the website
- To remember your preferences
- To find out what the website doesn’t do well and make improvements to it in future
- Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
- And many other things too
Types of Cookies
Session (or Transient) Cookies
Session cookies are stored in your computer’s memory for the length of your browsing session. They become inaccessible after the session has been inactive for a time and are automatically deleted from your computer when the browser is closed. They allow you to move from page to page without having to log-in repeatedly.
Persistent (or Permanent) Cookies
Persistent cookies that are stored on the user’s computer memory and are not deleted when the browser is closed. They are used to keep your preferences for the website, so they will be remembered for next time you visit the website. They are also used to collect information about the numbers of visitors, the average time spent on a particular page and analyse shopping behaviour on the website. This information is used to find out how well the website works and where it can be improved.
Flash Cookies (or Locally Shared Objects)
You probably have Adobe Flash installed on your computer. Websites that contain Flash can also store small files on your computer that are used in the same way as cookies.
Flash cookies can also back up the data that is stored in other cookies. When you delete cookies, your Flash cookies are not affected. So a website may still recognise you if it backed up the deleted cookie information on a Flash cookie.
First party cookies:
These are our own cookies, controlled by us and used to provide information about usage of our site. These cookies are essential to the workings of this website. i.e. navigating between pages, adding items to a shopping basket. By using this website you are agreeing to us using these cookies. Please see below on how to manage your cookies.
Third party cookies:
These are cookies used by other companies which we are using to enhance our site, for example Facebook or Twitter have their own cookies, which are controlled by them. For you to use Facebook Like buttons or Tweet this buttons for example, a small cookie needs to be placed on your device. 3rd Party cookies used are listed below. We also use Google for analytics, allowing us to view what sections of the site are popular and to try and improve your experience on our website. This is completely unidentifiable so no personal data is stored. We do not control the dissemination of these cookies and this tool will not block cookies from those websites. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.
Third party cookies include: