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’?
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
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 https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies?hl=en-US#types-of-cookies. Please note that other browsers may use similar tools.
Use the list below to find out more about the various types of cookies that are commonly used in websites:
strictly necessary cookies
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
other tracking technologies
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.