Cookies are small text files stored on your computer by your browser. They’re used for many things, such as remembering whether you’ve visited the site before, who you are, what language preference you have, what question you are on and to help us work out how many new visitors we get each month. They contain information about the use of your computer but don’t include personal information about you (they don’t store your name, for instance).
We may collect information automatically when you visit the Site, using cookies. The cookies allow us to identify your computer and find out details about your last visit. You can choose not to allow cookies. If you do, we can’t guarantee that your experience with the Site will be as good as if you do allow cookies.
The information collected by cookies does not personally identify you; it includes general information about your computer settings, your connection to the Internet e.., operating system and platform, IP address, your browsing patterns and timings of browsing on the Site and your location. We also do not store the information after you have left the Site in a way that could be re-traced to you.
Most Internet browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can change the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer.
Types of cookies that may be used during your visit to this Site:
1. Cookies recording your Preferences
These cookies allow us to remember your language or region setting, color-blind safe preferences, and other usability and visualization treatments. Deleting or blocking these cookies should still enable the Site to function, but you may find yourself resetting certain preferences every time you return to the Site.
2. Session State & Processes Cookies
These cookies allow us to know whether you are logged in, how you logged in, which question you are answering within a round, and general characteristics of your path to mastery. The Site cannot function properly if you delete, block or alter these cookies. Changing these cookies during learning may result in your grades not getting posted correctly.
3. Browser Analytics Cookies
In order to provide an optimal learning experience for our users, it helps us to know what browsers, operating systems, network connections and screen resolutions are being used to access the Site. We use several analytic programs to help us understand the technology choices of our users. The information collected is grouped with the information from everyone else’s cookies. We can then see the overall patterns of usage rather than any one person’s activity. Analytics cookies only record activity on the website you are on and we use them to improve how the Site works. The most common analytics cookie you’ll see is the Google Analytics cookie. These cookies can be turned off, but if you are using an older browser or operating system and you do so, your learning experience may be affected.
4. Third Party Service Cookies
Cookies are also used to enable social media services run by other companies e.g., Facebook and Twitter. These companies may drop cookies on your computer when you use them on the Site or if you are already logged in to them. Please visit the website of the relevant service to find out more about these cookies. They can be turned off using your browser or via your account with the relevant social media provider.
As is true of most web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.
We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.
We do not link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information.
Last Updated 8/13/2015