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The data we collect using cookies helps us understand our customers better to provide a more focused user experience. Using the knowledge of your previous visits to our website, Pearson can enhance subsequent visits by tailoring our content to match your requirements.

We use cookies principally because we want to make our websites and mobile applications user-friendly, and we are interested in anonymous user behaviour. Generally, our cookies don’t store sensitive or personally identifiable information such as your name and address or credit card details.

In the unlikely event that our websites use cookies to store personal information about you, Providion encrypts the personal data to prevent unauthorised use by anyone else.

By using Providion’s website, you agree we may place these types of cookies on your device.

Strictly Necessary Cookies
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providiongroup.comUK Cookie ConsentcatAccCookies90 daysThis cookie is set by the UK cookie consent plugin to record that a users has accepted the site uses cookies.
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providiongroup.comGoogle TranslategoogtransStores your chosen language, if you decide to change it from English.
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providiongroup.comWordPresswordpress_test_cookieEnd of sessionUsed on sites built with WordPress. Tests whether or not the browser has cookies enabled
wordpress_logged_in_[hash]2 weeksAfter login, wordpress sets the wordpress_logged_in_[hash] cookie, which indicates when you’re logged in, and who you are, for most interface use.
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WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.
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providiongroup.comWooCommercewoocommerce_cart_hash On login, wordpress uses the wordpress_[hash] cookie to store your authentication details. Its use is limited to the admin console area, /wp-admin/
woocommerce_items_in_cart Contains information about the cart as a whole and helps WooCommerce know when the cart data changes.
wp_woocommerce_session_ Contains a unique code for each customer so that it knows where to find the cart data in the database for each customer.
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Analytical Cookies
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providiongroup.comGoogle Analytics
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visitedMore information on Google Analytics Cookie Usage
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_ga2 yearsUsed to distinguish users.
_gid24 hoursUsed to distinguish users.
_gat1 minuteUsed to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_.
The following Cookies are only used if you use Google Analytics Content ExperimentsMore information on Google Analytics Cookie Usage
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__utmx18 monthsUsed to determine a user’s inclusion in an experiment.
__utmxx18 monthsUsed to determine the expiry of experiments a user has been included in.
We embed videos from our YouTube channel on our website. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. To find out more please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page.
visitor_info1_live8 monthsTries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.
yscExpires at the end of your sessionThis cookie is set by the YouTube video service and aims to limit repeat advertising and deliver more relevant advertising to you.
pref8 monthsRegisters a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites.
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Functionality Cookies
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vimeo.comVimeovuid1 minuteThis first party cookie created by Vimeo is used to assign a Vimeo Analytics unique id.
player1 minuteThis first party cookie created by Vimeo is used to remember user’s player mode preferences.
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