Cookies Policy

What is a ‘cookie’?

An HTTP cookie (also called web cookie, Internet cookie, browser cookie, or simply cookie) is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored on the user’s computer by the user’s web browser while the user is browsing. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember stateful information (such as items added in the shopping cart in an online store) or to record the user’s browsing activity (including clicking particular buttons, logging in, or recording which pages were visited in the past).

They can also be used to remember arbitrary pieces of information that the user previously entered into form fields such as names, addresses, passwords, and credit card numbers. European law requires that all websites targeting European Union member states gain “informed consent” from users before storing non-essential cookies on their device.

Do we use ‘cookies’?

Yes, we do use cookies for various purposes. You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since every browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If you turn cookies off, some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly.

The cookies that we’re using, help us improve our services for the following:

  • Google Analytics
  • WooCommerce
  • PayPal

Google Cookies

Separately to our use of Google Analytics cookies, when you access the Site via Google applications such as Google Chrome, Google may collect user information for the purpose of Google serving personalised advertising across your devices. Google is able to place these advertising cookies on the devices used by visitors to the Site because we use Google services to run the Site. However, these cookies are dropped for Google’s own purposes and as such we do not have any control over how or when they are dropped. You will need to opt out of receiving these cookies via your Google settings. You can find further information about these cookies on Google’s website, by visiting Please note that other browsers may use similar tools.

The cookies that are used from this website to realise the purposes described in the Privacy Policy can be found on the table below:

Originator Cookie  [Expiration]
  • wordpress_test_cookie [24 months]
  • wordpress_sec [session]
  • wordpress_logged_in [session]
  • wp-settings-1 [12 months]
  • wp-settings-time-1 [12 months]
  • wc_cart_hash_# [session]
  • wc_fragments_# [session]
Google Analytics
  • __utm.gif [session]
  • __utma [2 years]
  • __utmb [session]
  • __utmc [session]
  • __utmz [6 months]
  • __utmt [session]
  • woocommerce_items_in_cart [session]
  • woocommerce_cart_hash [session]
  • wp_woocommerce_session [session]
  • PYPF [1 month]


Use the list below to find out more about the various types of cookies that are commonly used in websites:

first-party cookies

These cookies are set by the website you’re visiting. And only that website can read them.

third-party cookies

These cookies are set by someone other than the owner of the website you’re visiting. Some ExamChum web pages may also contain content from other sites like YouTube, which may set their own cookies. Also, if you share a link to an ExamChum page, the service you share it on (for example, Facebook) may set a cookie on your browser. We have no control over third-party cookies – you can turn them off, but not through us.

session cookies

These cookies only last as long as your online session, and disappear from your computer or device when you close your browser (like Internet Explorer or Safari).

persistent cookies

These cookies stay on your computer or device after your browser has been closed and last for a time specified in the cookie. We use persistent cookies when we need to know who you are for more than one browsing session. For example, we use them to remember your preferences for the next time you visit.

strictly necessary cookies

These cookies let you use all the different parts of the ExamChum website. Without them, services that you’ve asked for can’t be provided. Also, as a public service, we collect data from you to help us understand how people are using ExamChum online, so we can make it better. We sometimes get other companies to analyse how people are using ExamChum online.

Some examples of how we use these cookies are:

  • When you sign in to ExamChum
  • Collecting information on which web pages visitors go to most often so we can improve our online services

functional cookies

These help a website personalise it to you, by remembering your preferences and settings.

performance cookies

These help us make sure that the website is working properly and fix any errors.

advertising cookies

Some websites use advertising networks to show you specially targeted adverts when you visit. These networks may also be able to track your browsing across different sites. ExamChum uses advertising cookies but they won’t track your browsing outside ExamChum.

other tracking technologies

Some sites use things like web beacons, clear GIFs, page tags and web bugs to understand how people are using them and to target advertising to them.

They usually take the form of a small, transparent image that is embedded in a web page or email. They work with cookies and capture data like your IP address, when you viewed the page or email, what device you were using and where you were.