What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our website?
Nothing. We don't even have a newsletter at the moment.
Hell yes - try writing a site like this without them.
Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site's or service provider's systems to recognise your browser and capture and remember certain information.
- To understand and save user's preferences for future visits (for instance, what form of English spelling you prefer)
- To keep track of advertisements.
- To compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions
That last one means we use information about how the public uses the site to improve it in the future. Here, we looking at how groups interact with the site, rather than tracking individual users (eg. if we notice an option gets clicked on a lot, we might make it more prominent, so it's easy to find.)
Mostly, I can't be bothered to do this though.
You can choose to turn off cookies for this site in your browser if you want to, but the site may not work well (or at all, in some circumstances). We also use something called server side cookies; these help us remember information you have entered about worksheets as you navigate from page to page. This information is deleted when you close the website.
Third party disclosure
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide you with advance notice. We may release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others' rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Google and Facebook
We use these companies' services for analytics and serving advertisements. We need these because advertising keeps this site free.
Similarly, you can find out about Facebook's approach to privacy by searching online for it.
Between them, these two companies probably know what time you get up in the morning, what you last had for lunch and whether you prefer to stand or sit when you go to the toilet.