To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most websites do this too.
What are cookies?
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, font size and other display preferences) over a 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.
For example, students with dyslexia can reduce the contrast and complexity of the quiz pages, so that they are easier to read. We use a cookie to remember if a student has done this, so they don't have to do it each time they use Educake.
First party cookies
We use a small number of cookies in order for our website to function and to store user preferences. These are detailed in the table below:
|PHPSESSID||Session||Used to identify a visitor's session on the website|
|cookieconsent_status||1 year||Stores a visitor's interaction with the cookie consent message|
|e_lowcontrast||Session||Tracks whether a visitor has enabled low contrast mode on the quiz screen|
|e_campaignid||3 months||Stores an ID we use to monitor conversion tracking|
|ga_subject||1 year||Used to distinguish user behaviour|
|ga_usertype||1 year||Used to distinguish user behaviour|
|usertype||1 year||Used to provide custom website functionality|
|XSRF-TOKEN||Session||Mitigates against malicious website use|
Third party cookies
We also sometimes use third party services that help us track usage statistics or provide addtional website functionality.
Google Analytics is analytics service that provides statistics on how many people use our website, and when. It sets the following cookies:
|_ga||2 years||Used to distinguish users|
|_gid||24 hours||Used to distinguish users|
|_gat_gtag_UA_*||5 years||Used to distinguish users|
|_ga_*||2 years||Used to distinguish users|
Google reCaptcha helps protect our site from spam and abuse. It appears on forms and asks you to confirm you are not a robot.
|NID||6 months||Used to enable reCaptcha code functionality on our Contact form|
Intercom is a messaging system we use to help support our teachers and students via email, live chat and help articles.
|intercom-id-*||9 months||Used to distinguish visitors|
|intercom-session-*||1 week||Tracks visitor sessions on our site|
Cloudflare is a service that improves security and performance of our website, such as sending our images to you from servers that are near you.
|__cfduid||5 years||Used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis|
|__cf_bm||30 minutes||Used to distinguish between humans and bots|
Crazy Egg helps us see how people use our website, such as which buttons are clicked on most. We can then make them easier to get to.
|_ceir, is_returning||5 years||Tracks whether a visitor has visited the site before|
|_CEFT||1 year||Stores page variants assigned to visitors for A/B performance testing|
|_ceg.s||3 months||Tracks visitor sessions|
|_ceg.u||3 months||Tracks visitors on our site|
|cer.s||Session||Visitor activity recording session unique ID, tracking host and start time|
|cer.v||Up to 31 days (expires on the first of the month)||Visitor activity recording unique ID, visit time and visit count|
Vimeo displays videos on the website.
|vuid||2 years||Tracks usage statistics|