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 contactus@scholastic.co.uk.

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

Cookies used on Scholastic’s websites