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Cookie Policy

Please take a look at Online Academies’ cookie Policy if you want to find out how and why we choose to use cookies and tracking technologies on our website.


What is a cookie?

When a user is accessing a website that uses cookies, the browser downloads a small text file on to their hard drive. These text files are called cookies. Cookies allow the browser to remember useful information and navigate around the website quickly and easily. These cookies never extract personal details which reveal a user’s individual identity.


Which cookies are used on this website and for what purpose?

Performance Cookies

Cookies like this are used collect information about how different people use the website. They are then use to improve sites, making them better and easier for visitors. On this website, we use the following performance cookies:


Analytical Cookies: by using Google Analytics, we are able to assess how users navigate through the Online Academies website. We can see how much time people spend on each page and how many people visit altogether. This is useful because it allows us to analyse our websites performance, figure out what users like, and adapt our site to suit their needs. This browser data is anonymous and cannot be traced to individual users.


Third party cookies

These cookies are implemented by third party websites. They come from a domain other than the one that the user in currently visiting:


Social Media and Mapping: At Online Academies, we often feature snippets of content from external sources such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. These cookies help these features to function. If you don’t want to use these, read on to find out how to disable them.


Interaction Reporting: Here at OA, we use the DoubleClick cookie to report on our user-advert interaction. This is anonymous, and allows us to understand how visitors engage with our site.


Targeting cookies or advertising cookies

These cookies are there to help us understand your browsing habits when you log on to OA. This allows us to offer you relevant advertising which has been tailored to you and your interests. We use Remarketing with Google Analytics which enables us to serve our advertisements on numerous other sites on the internet.


Third-party audience data: At Online Academies, we use Google Analytics' anonymous demographic and interest reporting to help us enhance our website user experience and improve our advertising.


If you want, you can choose to opt out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising or you can customise Google Display Network ads using Google Ads settings.


Cookie Law

At OA, we haven’t changed the cookies we use. However, as part of UK and EU legislation, we are required to notify you about how we use cookies and make sure you understand what’s happening.


Can I disable cookies?

The cookies we use are primarily there to make sure the Online Academies site functions smoothly. For this reason we recommend that you do not disable cookies when you visit. However, if you do want to do it, you can change the settings in your browser. For more information on how to do this, you can visit AboutCookies.org. To disallow Google Analytics collecting anonymous data about your visits to websites, go to the Google Analytics Opt-out.