Cookie policy

Cookies are not just the yummy treat we find in our students' lunchboxes.

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What are cookies?

Cookies are not just the yummy treat we find in our students' lunchboxes. We use "cookies" to store and collect information regarding your use of our site. Cookies are small pieces of information stored by the browser on your computer's hard drive. They send the information stored on them back to our web server when you access our site.

These cookies enable us to load the site in such a way as to reflect your personal preferences (based on your previous browsing on gemseducation.com as well as keywords we may be able to gather from the URLs of web pages from which you accessed our Site, your IP address and any search engine used to reach us).

We use these cookies to improve your experience and recommend content that may be of interest to you. You can find out more about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org and more about the cookies we use below.

What cookies do we use?

We only set a few cookies ourselves, but when we include content from other sites (like Facebook or Twitter), they also get the opportunity to set cookies, to help them serve their content better. We can't guarantee that we'll have listed every cookie you might get from a third party - they can change them at any time as their needs change. Here are the main cookies used by gemseducation.com

The GEMS Education cookie

  • Contains a random ID
  • This ID is then used to store information about your browsing history on gemseducation.com
  • Uses an encrypted section of the cookie to ensure that no other user can "simulate" your cookie and impersonate you
  • Has an expiry of 30 days
  • For more information please get in touch with the webmaster at the address below:

The Webmaster
GEMS Education
2nd Floor, St Albans House
57 – 59 Haymarket 
London, United Kingdom
SW1Y 4QX

Cookies for Measuring Web Traffic

The Site uses cookies of a kind commonly referred to as "analytics cookies".  We generally use the tool from Google called Google analytics which helps us to understand how many people visit our Site, how often people return to the site, how long they stay, and where on gemseducation.com they tend to go. We use this to try to work out what kind of experience you're having on the site, so we can make it better. These cookies do not allow us to identify you personally. If you would like to read Google’s privacy policy please click here. 

Cookies From Social Networks

Because GEMS Education and GEMS Schools and education initiatives are active on various social networks, we try and make it as easy as possible to share content and to see what content is popular on those networks. For that reason we may include recommendations from Facebook, tweets from Twitter, content from Google+ and add buttons to allow people to easily share to those networks.

When we include these social 'plugins', it gives those sites the flexibility to use cookies. If you haven’t visited these sites, no cookies will be added.

For more information about how Facebook uses cookies, please see their support site http://www.facebook.com/help/445588775451827.

You can read more about how Twitter users cookies in their privacy policy  https://twitter.com/privacy

For more information about ’Add This’, see their privacy policy http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy#.UjdI8cakr6M

For more information about the Google +1 button, see their privacy policy http://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/+/policy/+1button.html

Cookies for Content

We often include content from other sites in our updates, most notably YouTube videos. When we do this, YouTube may store cookies in order to track how people are watching videos from their site.

For more information about YouTube privacy policy https://www.youtube.com/user/googleprivacy

You don’t want cookies?

Whether the Site is able to set cookies depends on a setting in your web browser.  By visiting the Site with cookies enabled, you consent to our use of cookies.  If you wish to disable cookies, you can find instructions on how to do so for various popular web browsers by following the links below:

If you use a different web browser, please contact the browser maker for instructions on disabling cookies.  Please note that, if you disable cookies in your browser, some aspects of the Site, and of other websites, may stop working.