To make the School Education Gateway platform work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login) over a limited period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.
On the School Education Gateway platform, we only use a very limited number of cookies to keep user preferences. These cookies help to improve user experience of the website by providing a more personalised service, without having to ask you every time again.
If you give consent via the cookies bar, another set of cookies is also installed to run Web analytics. In all cases, the information gathered via the cookies, including the IP addresses of the users, is always anonymous.
In School Education Gateway we use both first-party cookies (meaning they originate from the platform and all the information related to them is handled and stored by us) and third-party cookies (used only for Web analytics, and for YouTube, if users interact with the videos).
The first-party cookies are strictly necessary in order for the School Education Gateway platform to provide the service explicitly requested by the user when logging in.
More detailed information about the type of cookies we are using can be found on the following table:
|JSESSIONID||First-party cookie||JSESSIONID is a platform cookie used by Java powered Web platforms. This cookie is used by the webserver to keep an anonymous or authenticated user session alive for the duration of the website visit. This cookie is automatically removed when the user closes their browser.|
|utma||Google Analytics||It helps identify the unique visitors.|
|utmz||Google Analytics||It is used to calculate traffic drivers, e.g. search engine traffic, ad campaigns and navigation within the site.|
|utmb||Google Analytics||It is used to establish and continue a user session with your site.|
|utmc||Google Analytics||It keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site pertaining to the cookie, when their first visit was and when their last visit occurred.|
Some pages on the platform display embedded YouTube videos, for which we use Privacy-Enhanced Mode. In this case, YouTube won’t install cookies when you visit those pages on our site unless you decide to interact with the videos (play, share, etc.).
Please note that YouTube has its own cookie and privacy policies over which we have no control. For more detailed information we advise you to consult these documents.
Users can always opt out of Google Analytics without affecting how you visit our site – for more information on opting out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you use, visit this Google page.
How to control cookies?
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. 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.