What are cookies?

This website uses cookies. A cookie is a small text marker stored on your computer that enables us to track the use of our website. We use cookies to help us understand what our users' interests and preferences are to ensure the website is as user friendly as possible.

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How do we use cookies?

This site uses cookies in order to provide a service to visitors. No personal data is stored in these cookies, which are used to:

  • • enable users to sign up and log in to Time for Geography;
  • • enable users to stream videos on their devices;
  • • check that cookies can be set and therefore determine whether a user is able to log in;
  • • help us better understand how visitors engage with this website;
  • • enable us to engage with users via website live-chat;

This site uses both first party and third party cookies.

Managing cookies

Cookies help us to ensure that our website is as good as it can be for our users. Cookies pose little threat to your privacy, but some people may want to turn them off anyway. Please be aware that if you disable all cookies, some elements of our website may not work properly (such as using our video streaming).

You may be able to configure your browser to restrict cookies or block all cookies if you wish however, if you disable cookies you will find this affects your ability to use this site.

Cookies we use

This section lists cookies used by Time for Geography.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to collect information about use of this site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used before coming to this site. Visitors can opt out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customise Google Display Network ads using Google's Ad Settings page. Visitors can opt out of Google Analytics using this browser add-on. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google's ability to use and share information collected by Google. Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use (as amended for government websites) and the Google Privacy Policy. Google Analytics employs cookies to collect data about how visitors are using the websites. Google Analytics uses only first-party cookies for data analysis. This means that the cookies are linked to a specific website domain, and Google Analytics will only use that cookie data for statistical analysis related to your browsing behaviour on that specific website. According to Google, the data collected cannot be altered or retrieved by services from other domains.

Hot Jar

We use Hotjar in order to better understand our users’ needs and to optimize this service and experience. Hotjar is a technology service that helps us better understand our users experience (e.g. how much time they spend on which pages, which links they choose to click, what users do and don’t like, etc.) and this enables us to build and maintain our service with user feedback. Hotjar uses cookies and other technologies to collect data on our users’ behavior and their devices (in particular device's IP address (captured and stored only in anonymized form), device screen size, device type (unique device identifiers), browser information, geographic location (country only), preferred language used to display our website). Hotjar stores this information in a pseudonymized user profile. Neither Hotjar nor we will ever use this information to identify individual users or to match it with further data on an individual user. For further details, please see Hotjar’s privacy policy by clicking on this link.

You can opt-out to the creation of a user profile, Hotjar’s storing of data about your usage of our site and Hotjar’s use of tracking cookies on other websites by following this opt-out link.

Social network sharing

Time for Geography uses a Google for Education share button, to allow users to post content directly to Google Classroom. This service uses cookies to establish whether users to logged in to their Google for Education account. You can find out more about Google for Education’s privacy policy here: https://edu.google.com/k-12-solutions/privacy-security/?modal_active=none

Video streaming

Time for Geography uses Vimeo to host and stream videos. This service uses cookies to enable streaming on user’s devices. You can find out more about Vimeo’s privacy policy here: https://vimeo.com/privacy

Website live-chat

Time for Geography uses Crisp to enable website live-chat engagement with users. This service uses cookies to manage user sessions. You can find out more about Crisp’s privacy policy here: https://crisp.chat/en/privacy/

Information about this page

This page was last updated in May 2018. If our use of cookies changes, we will update this page. Regularly reviewing this page ensures you are always aware of what cookies may be set while you browse this website.