Last updated: 10 February 2014
What are cookies?
Cookies are harmless text files that allow a website server to recognise you when you revisit the website. There are two main types of cookies:
Transient (or session) cookies.
These are set and exist for the duration of your visit to a specific website and are removed when you finish.
Persistent (or permanent) cookies.
These remain on your computer until they expire or are deleted.
TES, like most websites, uses both types of cookies to simplify and ease a user';s journey and experience. Cookies can also be 1st (first) or 3rd (third) party cookies:
1st Party :
These are owned and created by us for the website you're viewing.
3rd Party :
These are owned and created by an independent company. Usually this is a company partnering to provide services to us as owners of the website.
We use both our own (first-party) and partner companies' (third-party) cookies to facilitate and support a simpler and more secure website experience for our users
- Gather information on a user';s journey across our sites
- Ensure your privacy is protected in our secure sites
- Store your login details for our secure sites
- Temporarily store input information in any of our calculators, tools, illustrations and demonstrations
- Store details of your marketing, product and business preferences to improve our targeting to you and enhance your journey through our sites and partner sites
- Evaluate our sites' advertising and promotional effectiveness (we own the anonymous data collected and don't share it with anyone)
We don't and will never:
- store personal information in them that others could read and understand
- sell or distribute cookie information without your prior consent.
Cookies we use on our sites
The following two tables provide a list of all cookies used on our sites with a brief information of their purpose and their key attributes.
Table of 1st (first) party cookies
Used to establish a unique session for the user that lasts for the duration of the visit.
End of each session (visit)
Cookie written when a user is not logged on to the Community site
Cookie written when a user is not logged on to the Community site. Used to track the activity of the user
Used to store a user';s forum colour selection on the site
10 years 10 months
Cookies used to store the user';s preference for whether or not to be logged on automatically the next time they visit the site
Cookie written when a user is authenticated on the TES Community /Forum website
Used to capture a user';s response to a competition pop up window - for example to stop the pop up re-appearing
2nd January 2022
Cookie written when a user is authenticated on the tes.co.uk website. As this cookie is defined as intrusive, the unique values in the cookie are encrypted.
90 days for anonymous users, 1 year for users who have ticked the cookie use box at registration.
SSO (Single Sign On) cookie that authenticates users on all sites within the .tes.co.uk subdomain. As this cookie is defined as intrusive, the unique values in the cookie are encrypted.
Written when a user is in the resource details page and used to check for user roles. As this cookie is defined as intrusive, the unique values in the cookie are encrypted.
Used to store roles a user belongs to. As this cookie is defined as intrusive, the unique values in the cookie are encrypted.
Tracks the page activity of a user and indirectly may be considered to be potentially intrusive.
Table of 3rd (third) party cookies
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site.
We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site.
The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
Nielsen Netrating cookie
Used by Nielsen-Netratings to monitor website usage
Cookies categorised as intrusive
Cookies can be categorised as being 'intrusive'; or not in relation to storing any data items that could potentially identify some aspect of an individual user's identity; whether real or a pseudonym.
Whilst in legal interpretations there are degrees of intrusiveness, TES Global has adopted the more cautious definition where any cookie that has a single identifying data item is categorised as 'intrusive';. All intrusive cookies, whether session or persistent, are stored in encrypted form to protect against any possibility of accidental or unintended disclosure.
Changing your cookie settings
To enable or disable cookies, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the 'Help', 'Tools' or 'Edit' facility). Alternatively, an external resource is available at www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org< providing specific information about cookies and how to manage them.
Please note that if you set your browser to disable cookies, you may not be able to access secure areas of this website, such as any online services that require registration.
Secure online services
Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations
We are currently working towards implementing the new requirements in line with guidance from the United Kingdom Information Commissioner.