Cookie Policy

We use cookies to make our websites easier for you to use and re-use!

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file, typically of letters and numbers, downloaded on to a device when the user accesses certain websites. Cookies allow a website to recognise a user’s device.

Session and persistent cookies

Cookies can expire at the end of a browser session (from when a user opens the browser window to when they exit the browser) or they can be stored for longer (persistent cookies).

Session cookies: These cookies allow websites to link the actions of a user during a browser session. They may be used for a variety of purposes such as remembering what a user has put in their shopping basket as they browse around a site. Session cookies remain on your computer only while your current browsing session is in progress; once you finish your browser session the cookies will disappear from your computer or mobile device.

Persistent cookies: These cookies are stored on a users’ device in between browser sessions, which allows the preferences or actions of the user across a site (or in some cases across different websites) to be remembered. Persistent cookies may be used for a variety of purposes including remembering users’ preferences and choices when using a site.

First and third party cookies

Whether a cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party refers to the website or domain placing the cookie. First party cookies are set by a website visited by the user – the website displayed in the URL window. Third party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than the one being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and a separate company sets a cookie through that website this would be a third party cookie. Scholastic does not use third party cookies on any of our websites.

Below is a complete list of all the cookies that are used across Scholastic’s websites. If you have any concerns or questions about the way Scholastic use cookies, please email

If you would like to learn more about cookies and cookie legislation, please visit the International Commissioner’s Office website at

Cookies used on Scholastic’s websites