Pulse Education & Business Services Limited
Release date: May 21st 2018
Revised date: August 1st 2018
What are cookies
Cookies are small text-only files that a website (or its service provider) transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser (Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox etc) if you allow it to do so.
The storing of a cookie enables the website to recognise your browser between pages and visits (within a limited time scale), save and remember certain information like which page you visited last or what items you added to a shopping cart.
Only in specific situations (like when you provide checkout details) does a cookie store any identifiable data. Otherwise, the data stored is anonymous to ourselves and tells us usage data only.
Cookies are used by almost all websites and do not harm your device
If you want to check or change what types of cookies you accept, this can usually be altered within your browser settings. You can block cookies at any time by modifying the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site and it will unlikely load and function correctly.
Cookies are often temporary
Session cookies are temporary. They are only stored on your computer during your current visit to a website (or a session) and are automatically deleted when you close your browser. They usually store a completely anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page. They do not collect any personal data from your computer.
Persistent cookies store some information after you close your web browser. The cookie can only be read by the same website that created it when you visit that website again. Like many websites, we use persistent cookies for Google Analytics.
Not all cookies are necessary
Some cookies, as mentioned previously, make sure the website functions correctly while others might collect data that is not essential to your activities on the website.
- Necessary cookies.
These cookies are essential to enable you to use the website effectively, such as when buying a product and/or service, and therefore cannot be turned off. Without these cookies, the services available to you on our website cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.
- Performance cookies.
These cookies enable us to monitor and improve the performance of our website. For example, they allow us to count visits, identify traffic sources and see which parts of the site are most popular.
- Functionality cookies.
These cookies allow our website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced features. For instance, we may be able to provide you with news or updates relevant to the services you use. They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as viewing a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymised.
This site uses some unobtrusive cookies to store information on your computer to improve your user experience and provide us with statistical information that helps us improve our website.
If you add items from our online shop into your shopping cart (also referred to as a shopping basket), proceed to the shopping cart and then place the order, a cookie is stored to ensure this activity is fluid and without errors. Without a cookie, for example, the cart would not be able to show your selected item(s) because the website would not recognise your browser between page views.
Some of the cookies on this website are essential to ensure the website functions as expected (the website won’t work as expected without them). These cookies are set when you submit a form, login or interact with the site by doing something that goes beyond clicking on simple links.
We also use some non-essential cookies to anonymously track visitors or enhance your experience of the site. If you’re not happy with this, we won’t set these cookies but some nice features of the site may be unavailable.