About Cookies

What are Cookies?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which allow our site to recognise your device and are downloaded when you visit a website if you agree to the site doing so. Cookies are then sent back to the website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie.

Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user's device and are widely used in order to either make websites work, work more efficiently, let you navigate between pages efficiently, remember your preferences, and generally improve your user experience.

Our site uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of Capsool. This helps us to provide you with a better experience when you browse our website and make improvements. Some of the cookies we use are "analytical" cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below.

Cookies do not contain confidential information such as your home address, telephone number or credit card details. We do not exchange cookies with any third party websites.

Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies and download them onto your device when you log on to our site. If you don't want to allow us to download any cookies onto your device, click the link below;

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Whether or not you allow us to download cookies is up to you, but if you choose to disable cookies by changing your Browser Settings, our Website and its features may not necessarily work in the same way or produce the same personalised experience. If you delete all of your cookies, you will have to update your preferences with us again. If you use a different device, computer profile or browser you will have to tell us your preferences again.

You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.

For a video about cookies visit www.google.co.uk/goodtoknow/data-on-the-web/cookies.

Cookies We Use

The cookies which we use on the website have been categorised based on the ICC UK Cookie guide:

Strictly Necessary Cookies - These enable services you have specifically asked for

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the site and use its features, such as accessing secure areas. Without using these cookies, services you have asked for such as creating an entry in the capsule or voting on content cannot be provided.

Cookie Name Purpose Expiry More Information
TimeCapsoolID Capsool To allow for logins and session management session lifetime -

Analytical or Performance Cookies - These collect anonymous information on the pages which you visit

These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our site and collect information about how you use it, for instance which pages you go to most often, and if you get error messages from any page on the site. These cookies don't collect information that personally identifies any user. All information which these cookies collect is aggregated and anonymous. That information is only used to improve how our site works, for example, by ensuring that you find what they are looking for easily.

Cookie Name Purpose Expiry More Information
utmaGoogle analyticsTo collect information on page visitssession lifetimeGoogle Analytics
utmbGoogle analyticsTo collect information on page visitssession lifetimeGoogle Analytics
utmcGoogle analyticsTo collect information on page visitssession lifetimeGoogle Analytics
utmtGoogle analyticsTo collect information on page visitssession lifetimeGoogle Analytics
utmzGoogle analyticsTo collect information on page visitssession lifetimeGoogle Analytics

Functionality Cookies – These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience

These cookies are used to recognise you when you return to our site and allow it to remember choices you make (such as your login ID, school or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features such as greeting you by name. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

CookieNamePurposeExpiryMore Information
TimeCapsoolIDcookie_lawThis stores acceptance of the site cookie policy10 years-
reg_ext_ref Facebook connectionEnables connection to share to Facebooksession-
reg_fb_gate Facebook connectionEnables connection to share to Facebooksession-
datr Facebook connectionEnables connection to share to Facebookone year out-
external_refererTwitter connectionEnables connection to share to Twitternext day-
guest_id Twitter connectionEnables connection to share to Twittertwo years-
pid Twitter connectionEnables connection to share to Twittertwo years-
_twitter_sess Twitter connectionEnables connection to share to Twittersession-

Please note that third parties (including, for example, providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies.

We have made every effort to ensure that this is a complete list of all the Cookies which we use, however as they sometimes change this list may at certain times be incomplete.