MyPrivateTutor Cookie Policy


What is a cookie?

A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on a user’s computer (or mobile device) that is created when a user visits a website using a program called a browser (for example Internet Explorer, Firefox , Google Chrome or Safari).

A cookie isn't a program itself and doesn't actively do anything on a user's computer. A cookie cannot be used to identify a user personally but they do contribute to improving a user's experience of a website.

A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on a user’s computer (or mobile device) that is created when a user visits a website using a program called a browser (for example Internet Explorer, Firefox , Google Chrome or Safari).

Why are Cookies used?

Most websites will use cookies in order to improve the user experience by enabling the website to ‘remember’ the user, either for the duration of the visit or for repeat visits.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, such as:

  • remembering what items a user may have added to a shopping basket or an itinerary as the user moves between pages on a website
  • saving a user's preferences to allow them to customise a website
  • measuring what users do on a website to ascertain which parts of a website are popular, how long they spend on a website, how often users return, where they come from etc
What Cookies are used by MyPrivateTutor?

Cookies are set by MyPrivateTutor (first party cookies) but may also be set by other websites (e.g. You Tube, Google) that run content on the website’s pages (third party cookies).

Cookies may be set to remember a visitor for the duration of their visit (session cookies) or to remember a visitor for repeat visits (persistent cookies).

Here are the standard cookies used by this website:

First Party Cookies

Cookie Name : PHPSESSID

Issued by : MyPrivateTutor

Cookie type / purpose : Identification. These cookies identify a user, making it easier for them to use the dynamic features of the site without having to provide the same information again as they move from one page to another.

Duration : Non-persistent ‘session’ cookie (until the website browser is closed).

 

Cookie Name : cook_locationid

Issued by : MyPrivateTutor

Cookie type / purpose : Used for storing default locationid for a visitor.

Duration : One year.

 

Cookie Name : maincityid

Issued by : MyPrivateTutor

Cookie type / purpose : Used for storing main city id for a visitor.

Duration : One year.

 

Cookie Name : maincity

Issued by : MyPrivateTutor

Cookie type / purpose : Used for main city name for a visitor.

Duration : One year.

 

Cookie Name : cook_popuplocset

Issued by : MyPrivateTutor

Cookie type / purpose : To check default locationid is set or not.

Duration : One year.

 

Cookie Name : _ga

Cookie type / purpose : Google Analytics registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses MyPrivateTutor.

Duration : Two years.

 

Cookie Name : _gid

Cookie type / purpose : Google Analytics registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses MyPrivateTutor.

Duration : 24 Hours.

 

Cookie Name : _gat

Cookie type / purpose : Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.

Duration : Non-persistent ‘session’ cookie (until the website browser is closed).

 

Cookie Name : __utma

Cookie type / purpose : Google Analytics uses it to keep track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site pertaining to the cookie, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred

Duration : Two years.

 

Cookie Name : __ar_v4

Cookie type / purpose : Associated with the DoubleClick advertising service from Google. Helps with tracking conversion rates for ads.

Duration : One year.

 

Third party Cookies

 

Cookie Name : zte2095

Cookie type / purpose : Zendesk Customer Support uses it.

Duration : Non-persistent ‘session’ cookie (until the website browser is closed).

 

Cookie Name : __zlcmid

Cookie type / purpose : Used by ZopIM, who provide the technology behind Zendesk 'live chat' system for our portal. The __zlcmid cookie allows you to continue a chat with us as you view different pages on our site, or if you come back to the site later.

Duration : Non-persistent ‘session’ cookie (until the website browser is closed).

 

How do I disable cookies?

Each browser has different settings which allow a user to adjust their particular cookie permissions

For Internet Explorer https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies

For Firefox http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Enabling%20and%20disabling%20cookies

For Chrome http://www.google.com/support/chrome/bin/answer.py?answer=95647

For Safari (OS X) http://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042

For Safari (iOS) http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677

For Android https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/32050?co=GENIE.Platform%3DAndroid&hl=en&oco=1

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