A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. Declining cookies may prevent you from taking full advantage of the Scholarcy Website, Scholarcy Library, and the Scholarcy Extension.
cookies that we use
- analytics – to gather anonymised statistics on the features that are being used (or not being used), to help us prioritise improvements to the service.
Cookies used by our service providers
We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of the Scholarcy Website, Scholarcy Library, and the Scholarcy Extension. None of this data is shared and we do not use this data for marketing or advertising purposes.
Anonymised, aggregated Google Analytics data on Scholarcy Website, Scholarcy Library, and the Scholarcy Extension page views are retained for 14 months and then deleted.