(when we mention “cookies”, we also mean technologies that collect information in a similar way to cookies on websites)
What are Cookies?
Cookies are technically small files that are stored on a user’s device when the user visits a website or use an application. These cookies allow a website to recognise the user on subsequent visits, or authorise other designated websites or tools to recognise these users for some specific purposes, mostly to learn about browsing data of the website.
When does IELTS GT place Cookies?
» Your display preferences, such as display size, colour settings or font size.
» If you have already replied to a survey pop-up that asks you if the content was helpful or not (so you won’t be asked again).
» If you have previously visited our website or not.
Also, some videos embedded in our pages use a cookie to anonymously gather statistics on how you got there and what videos you visited.
Enabling these cookies is not strictly necessary for the website to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience. You can delete or block these cookies, but if you do that some features of this site may not work as intended.
The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally and the pattern data is fully under our control. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.
Our cookies typically contain:
» a unique name set generated by our site and the tools we use.
» a value – the information within it that recalls a visitor’s previous activities.
» an expiration date, which determines how long the cookie will remain active in a visitor’s browser before being automatically deleted.
You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser’s ‘Help’ for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this site.
How to control cookies
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.
Enable and disable Cookies in Mozilla Firefox browser:
Clear, enable, and manage cookies in Chrome browser:
If you want to remove previously-stored Cookies, you can manually delete the Cookies at any time. However, this will not prevent the sites from placing further cookies on your device unless and until you adjust your Internet browser setting as described above.
Please visit our Cookies Opt-out page for instructions on how to opt-out from our cookies.
The Cookies we set
» Cookies to track performance: We use these cookies to collect information about how users interact with our website and contents and this is really helpful to further improve our website in terms of our visitors’ needs and expectation from our website. If we cannot track how our contents are performing, we cannot plan to make it even better.
» Email newsletters related cookies: This type of cookies are used for newsletter or email subscription tracking and they may be used to remember if a user is already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users. Without these cookies, we are unable to learn if a visitor has already subscribed to our newsletter or not.
» Forms related cookies: When a visitor submits data through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms, cookies may be set to remember his/her user details for future correspondence.
» Site preferences cookies: In order to provide visitors with a great experience on this site, we provide the functionality to set preferences for how this site runs when someone uses it. In order to remember a visitor’s preferences, we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever he/she interacts with a page.
» Cookies for enhanced security: We use these cookies to help identify and prevent security risks. First, we identify a certain user by storing cookies with his/her session information, then we prevent other users or intruders from changing personal credentials like username and password of the original user.
Application and description of the common types of cookies that we use are given below:
» Authentication: If a visitor is signed in to our website, Authentication cookies help us show him/her the right information and personalise the experience.
» Preferences, features and services: These cookies tell us a visitor’s preference of colour, feature and other aspects of the site.
» This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web for helping us to understand how our visitors use the site and ways that we can improve their experience. These cookies may track things such as how long a visitor spends on the site and the pages that he/she visits so we can continue to produce engaging contents. Third party analytics are used to track and measure usage of this site so that we can continue to produce appealing contents. We use a plugin called ‘Google Analytics for WordPress’ by MonsterInsights to track visitors to our site so that we can look at the statistics right from the WordPress Admins Panel.
» From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that our visitors receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring we understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most.
» Google AdSense service that we use to serve ‘advertising’ uses a DoubleClick cookie to serve more relevant ads across the web and limit the number of times that a given ad is shown to a visitor. For more information on Google AdSense see the official Google AdSense privacy FAQ.
» We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow a visitor to connect with his/her social network in various ways. For these to work the social media sites including- Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and VK, will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance a visitor’s profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.
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More information about cookies
For more general information on cookies browse the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie
More resources on cookies could be found on the following URLs: