Cookie Policy

Information about our use of cookies

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

The Breakthrough Education Support website use cookies, which are small text files on your computer. A cookie contains identifying information. The cookie is used to make the link between you and the information you have provided to the website. This allows your shopping basket to be kept separate from other users and enables us to automatically complete some of the forms when you subsequently use them. The creation of a cookie on your computer does not give the website any access to other information such as your email address.

The European Union Directive on Privacy and Electronic Communications (the “Directive”), which came into force on 31st July 2002, recognises that cookies are a “legitimate and useful tool” for many activities, including verifying the identity of web site users. The Directive makes it compulsory for websites to inform users if cookies are being used, and to provide some information on how cookies are used.

When you visit our website we use cookies. Cookies store information about you using small files which are sent to us by your computer or another access device. We use cookies to facilitate authentication, presentation and website analytics. Cookies make the interaction between users and websites faster and easier. Without cookies, it would be very difficult for our website to function without problems.

We mainly use cookies because they save time and make your browsing experience more efficient and enjoyable. We also use analytical cookies for the purposes of collecting information about how you use the website, this allows us to make the website better and makes us aware of any errors stopping you from being able to do what you want.

We can also use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our website. Your IP address is also used to gather broad demographic information.

By using our website you’re agreeing to our privacy and cookie policies and use thereof. If you do not agree to such use please see the ‘Managing Cookies’ section below for details on how to adjust your browser settings.

We use the following cookies:

  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.  For more information visit the Google Analytics website.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
  • Session/transient cookies – these cookies only last for the duration of your browsing session and will normally be deleted by your browser when you close it.
  • Persistent/permanent cookies – these types of cookies are stored on the user’s computer and are not deleted when the browser is closed.
  • Flash cookies/local shared objects – Adobe Flash may store small files from websites on your computer, these files are known as local shared objects or Flash cookies and can be used for the same purposes as regular cookies. For more information visit the Adobe website.

Managing Cookies

Each browser has different options to manage cookies on your computer or device. These settings can be modified to prevent cookies from being accepted and some browsers can be configured to provide an alert when a website is attempting to place a cookie on your browser. Most browsers can also be configured to allow first-party cookies but prevent third-party cookies.

If you choose not to allow cookies from our website you’ll still be able to browse our website but your experience won’t be as good. Without cookies, you may not be able to use certain aspects of the website. Blocking cookies might prevent some pages from displaying correctly.

Blocking Cookies

The majority of web browsers (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari etc.) will allow you to block cookies from being installed on your device via your browser settings.

Depending on your browser, further information can be obtained via the following links:

Mobile phone users may have to refer to their handset manual for details on how to block cookies using their mobile browser.

Please be aware that restricting the use of cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.

Deleting Cookies

The majority of web browsers (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari etc.) will allow also allow you to delete selected / all cookies currently installed on your device. Depending on your browser, further information can be obtained via the following links:

Similarly, mobile phone users may have to refer to their handset manual for details on how to delete cookies using their mobile browser.

Please note that this will usually only remove any cookies currently installed on your device; you must also change your browser settings (above) if you wish to prevent cookies being installed in future. Please be aware that deleting cookies already stored on your device may impact on the usability of our website.

Contact Details and Useful Information

This website is owned and operated by Breakthrough Education Support Ltd. If you have any questions about our use of cookies and how we collect and store your data, then please contact  mb@breakthroughed.co.uk

You can find more information about cookies and how to manage them here on the Microsoft website

For more information on cookies, please visit https://ico.org.uk/.