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Cookie Policy

Last updated: 4 August 2014

What are cookies?

Cookies are harmless text files that allow a website server to recognise you when you revisit the website. There are two main types of cookies:

Transient (or session) cookies.

These are set and exist for the duration of your visit to a specific website and are removed when you finish.
They recognise you as you move, and navigate between, the different website pages so that you do not need to re-enter who you are and often can help to maintain your security.

Persistent (or permanent) cookies.

These remain on your computer until they expire or are deleted.
Many persistent cookies have automatic deletion dates to help ensure your computer doesn';t get overloaded with cookies.
Persistent cookies will often retain previously entered information to ease and simplify subsequent data input.
For example: your login user ID or email address.

Like most websites, this website uses both types of cookies to simplify and ease a user';s journey and experience. Cookies can also be 1st (first) or 3rd (third) party cookies:

1st Party :

These are owned and created by us for the website you're viewing.

3rd Party :

These are owned and created by an independent company. Usually this is a company partnering to provide services to us as owners of the website.

We use both our own (first-party) and partner companies' (third-party) cookies to facilitate and support a simpler and more secure website experience for our users

What we use cookies for

We use cookies to:

  • Gather information on a user';s journey across our sites
  • Ensure your privacy is protected in our secure sites
  • Store your login details for our secure sites
  • Temporarily store input information in any of our calculators, tools, illustrations and demonstrations
  • Store details of your marketing, product and business preferences to improve our targeting to you and enhance your journey through our sites and partner sites
  • Evaluate our sites' advertising and promotional effectiveness (we own the anonymous data collected and don't share it with anyone)

We don't and will never:

  • use cookies to track your Internet usage after leaving one of our sites
  • store personal information in them that others could read and understand
  • sell or distribute cookie information without your prior consent.

Cookies we use on our sites

The following two tables provide a list of all cookies used on our sites with a brief information of their purpose and their key attributes.

Table of 1st (first) party cookies

Name

Domain(s)

Purpose

Expires

ASP.NET_SessionId

tes.co.uk
community.tes.co.uk
account.tes.co.uk

Used to establish a unique session for the user that lasts for the duration of the visit.

End of each session (visit)

CSAnonymous

community.tes.co.uk

Cookie written when a user is not logged on to the Community site

20 minutes

CommunityServer-UserCookie2101

community.tes.co.uk

Cookie written when a user is not logged on to the Community site. Used to track the activity of the user

1 year

CommunityServer-LastVisitUpdated2101

community.tes.co.uk

Session cookie

ui:colour

community.tes.co.uk

Used to store a user';s forum colour selection on the site

10 years 10 months

CommunityServer-AutoLoginCookie

community.tes.co.uk

Cookies used to store the user';s preference for whether or not to be logged on automatically the next time they visit the site

20 minutes

.CommunityServer

community.tes.co.uk

Cookie written when a user is authenticated on the TES Community /Forum website

Session cookie

tsl-comp

.tes.co.uk

Used to capture a user';s response to a competition pop up window - for example to stop the pop up re-appearing

2nd January 2022

TesApplication

tes.co.uk

Cookie written when a user is authenticated on the tes.co.uk website. As this cookie is defined as intrusive, the unique values in the cookie are encrypted.

Session cookie

TES_Compliance

tes.co.uk

Used to establish an individual user's consent for the use of cookies and provide control on the messages displayed.

90 days for anonymous users, 1 year for users who have ticked the cookie use box at registration.

TSLCookie

.tes.co.uk

SSO (Single Sign On) cookie that authenticates users on all sites within the .tes.co.uk subdomain. As this cookie is defined as intrusive, the unique values in the cookie are encrypted.

30 minutes

.WVRoles

.tes.co.uk

Written when a user is in the resource details page and used to check for user roles. As this cookie is defined as intrusive, the unique values in the cookie are encrypted.

42 days

.CSRoles

community.tes.co.uk

Used to store roles a user belongs to. As this cookie is defined as intrusive, the unique values in the cookie are encrypted.

42 days

CommunityServer-UserCookie9999

community.tes.co.uk

Tracks the page activity of a user and indirectly may be considered to be potentially intrusive.

1 year

CommunityServer-LastVisitUpdated-9999

community.tes.co.uk

Session cookie


Table of 3rd (third) party cookies

3rd Party

Name

Domain(s)

Purpose

Expires

Google Analytics

_utma


tes.co.uk

community.tes.co.uk

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site.

We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site.

The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
Click here for an overview of privacy at Google

2 years

_utmb

20 minutes

_utmc

Session cookie

_utmz

6 months

Omniture

s_sq

tes.co.uk

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Session cookie

Omniture/
SiteCatalyst

undefined_s

20 minutes

s_evar33

Session cookie

s_evar32

Session cookie

s_evar31

Session cookie

s_invisit

20 minutes

s_vnum

30 days

s_cc

Session cookie

ev5

Session cookie

ev6

Session cookie

ev7

Session cookie

Nielsen Netrating cookie

IMRID

.tes.co.uk

Used by Nielsen-Netratings to monitor website usage

Session cookie

Cookies categorised as intrusive

Cookies can be categorised as being 'intrusive' or not in relation to storing any data items that could potentially identify some aspect of an individual user's identity; whether real or a pseudonym.

Whilst in legal interpretations there are degrees of intrusiveness, TES Globalhas adopted the more cautious definition where any cookie that has a single identifying data item is categorised as 'intrusive'. All intrusive cookies, whether session or persistent, are stored in encrypted form to protect against any possibility of accidental or unintended disclosure.

Changing your cookie settings

To enable or disable cookies, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the 'Help', 'Tools' or 'Edit' facility). Alternatively, an external resource is available at www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org< providing specific information about cookies and how to manage them.

Please note that if you set your browser to disable cookies, you may not be able to access secure areas of this website, such as any online services that require registration.

Secure online services

Any secure online services you subscribe to will probably use cookies to enable information about you and your preferences to be stored and to help protect your account and information. In such circumstances, cookies are essential to the service being provided securely and effectively.

If you choose to decline providing consent to use of cookies, it is unlikely that you will be able to continue to use the service.

Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations

A revision of the EU e-Privacy Directive requires that organisations must obtain prior consent from users for the use of cookies, which may be deemed to be intrusive on the user's privacy.

We are currently working towards implementing the new requirements in line with guidance from the United Kingdom Information Commissioner.


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