Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

Please read the policy below as it contains important information about the way we use cookies on our website. This relates to TeacherActive Ltd, registered number 05302511. 


What is a cookie?

Cookies are small files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. They are widely used to make websites work more effectively, for example by recognising you as a user, customising your browsing experience, and collecting data to analyse how a website is being used.

Cookies contain a unique ID which is a random string of characters assigned to a user’s web browser. We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. 

You can set your browser to not accept cookies, or remove cookies from your browser. However, some functions of the website might not function properly as a result of this. 

For more information about cookies, please visit https://www.aboutcookies.org 


Types of cookies

There are two main sources of cookies: 

The cookies we place onto your device may fall into the following categories: 


What cookies are used? 

The following specific cookies are used on the TeacherActive website:


Strictly necessary cookies 

Name Lifespan Description
PHPSESSID 2 days  This cookie is native to PHP applications. The cookie stores and identifies a user's unique session ID to manage user sessions on the website. The cookie is a session cookie and will be deleted when all the browser windows are closed. 
cookie_consent_level  1 year, 1 month, 4 days  This cookie is used for storing the visitor preference for the cookies in the information notice.
_GRECAPTCHA  6 months  Google Recaptcha service sets this cookie to identify bots to protect the website against malicious spam attacks. 


Tracking cookies 

Name Lifespan Description
_ga  1 year, 1 month, 4 days  Google Analytics sets this cookie to calculate visitor, session and campaign data and track site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognise unique visitors. 
_ga_*  1 year, 1 month, 4 days  Google Analytics sets this cookie to store and count page views. 
_gcl_au   3 months  Google Tag Manager sets the cookie to experiment advertisement efficiency of websites using their services. 
_gid   1 day  Google Analytics sets this cookie to store information on how visitors use a website while also creating an analytics report of the website's performance. Some of the collected data includes the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously. 
_gat_gtag_UA_*    1 minute  Google Analytics sets this cookie to store a unique user ID. 
CONSENT  2 years  YouTube sets this cookie via embedded YouTube videos and registers anonymous statistical data. 


Targeting and advertising cookies 

Name Lifespan Description
test_cookie  15 minutes  doubleclick.net sets this cookie to determine if the user's browser supports cookies. 
IDE 1 year, 24 days  Google DoubleClick IDE cookies store information about how the user uses the website to present them with relevant ads according to the user profile. 
NID  6 months  Google sets the cookie for advertising purposes; to limit the number of times the user sees an ad, to unwanted mute ads, and to measure the effectiveness of ads. 
YSC  Session  YouTube sets this cookie to track the views of embedded videos on YouTube pages. 
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE    6 months  Google Analytics sets this cookie to store a unique user ID. 
yt-remote-device-id  Persistent  YouTube sets this cookie to store the user's video preferences using embedded YouTube videos. 
yt.innertube::requests  Persistent  YouTube sets this cookie to register a unique ID to store data on what videos from YouTube the user has seen. 
yt.innertube::nextId  Persistent  YouTube sets this cookie to register a unique ID to store data on what videos from YouTube the user has seen.  
yt-remote-connected-devices  Persistent  YouTube sets this cookie to store the user's video preferences using embedded YouTube videos. 


Uncategorised cookies 

Name Lifespan Description
VISITOR_PRIVACY_METADATA  6 months  YouTube sets this cookie to store the user's cookie consent state for the current domain 
viewed_resources[blog_]  Session  This cookie is used to identify views on blogs


How do I change my cookie settings? 

You can change your cookie settings at any time by clicking on ‘Amend cookie preferences’ on the footer menu of the website. You can then amend your preferences by clicking on each category of cookie on the left-hand menu, and toggling the cookie switch between ‘active’ and ‘inactive’.

Alternatively, your browser should allow you control over cookies through your browser settings. To find information relating to your browser, visit the browser developer's website. 


How do I turn off cookies completely?

If you do not wish to accept cookies, you can change your browser settings. However please be aware that you may lose some functionality of the website. For further instructions on how to disable cookies, please visit https://www.aboutcookies.org.uk/managing-cookies 


Changes to this policy 

We may update this policy from time to time, so you may wish to visit and review this page every time you visit our website. The date this policy was last amended was 4 December 2023.