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When we provide services we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. These services are delivered on the internet, which sometimes involves placing small amounts of information as files on your computer, mobile phone or other device. These small files are known as cookies. Cookies cannot be used to identify you personally. The information from them is used to improve services for you through:

  • recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don’t need to do it for every web page requested
  • measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there’s enough capacity to ensure that they are fast
  • analysing anonymised data to help us understand how people interact with our services so that we can make them better

We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners who may combine it with other information you’ve provided to them or they’ve collected from your use of their services.

How to Manage Cookies

There are two types of cookie you may encounter when using our website:

First party cookies: these are our own cookies, controlled by us and used to provide information about usage of our site.

Third party cookies: these are cookies found in other companies’ internet tools which we are using to enhance our site, for example Facebook or Twitter have their own cookies, which are controlled by them.

First party cookies

The ACS International Schools website uses cookies in several places – we’ve listed each of them below with more details about why we use them and how long they will last.

Name Purpose Typical Content Expires
 ASP.NET_SessionId  Enables the server to recognise the user in their current browsing session. Used to temporarily store non-sensitive data. When the browsing session ends.
 style Used to remember the user's style preference. Standard View, Print View, High Visibility 24 Hours

Third party cookies

Third parties may use cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies to collect or receive information from our website and elsewhere on the internet and use that information to provide measurement services and target ads. We use suppliers who may also set cookies on their websites’ on its behalf. The ACS International Schools website does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the third party websites for more information about these. 

Provider Name Purpose More Info
AddThis __atuvc  Enables the share count to update when a page is shared. AddThis Privacy and Data Practices
AddThis bt2, loc, dt, di2, vc, ssc, um, uvc and uid Used by the tool which allows users to share particular pages easily and these cookies remember options such as your preferences on which social media network a particular user likes to share with. AddThis Privacy and Data Practices
Google Analytics _ga, _utm,_utmb, _utmc, and _utmz Created by Google Analytics these cookies help us gathers anonymised statistical data regarding your visit to our website to help improve our site. We collect information such as the number of visitors we get, how long they stay and technical information such as the browser they are using. Google Analytics Cookie usage

We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you.

Advertising Cookies

These cookies help us to make our ads on third party sites more attractive and relevant to users. These files collect information about a users’ browsing habits and are used to make advertising more relevant to the user, improve reporting of campaign, increase the effectiveness of campaigns, avoid showing ads the user has already seen.

Pixel tracking 

Cookie files can be used to ensure proper display of advertising materials in campaigns and to measure the effectiveness of such campaigns. In this case, information may be collected through pixel tracking tags, which we place on our site. A pixel is a line of code used to track a user’s activity. The use of a pixel allows us to record that a user has visited a particular webpage along with additional non-personally identifiable information. We do not collect the online user’s personally identifiable information through pixel tracking tags. 

Name Purpose Further Information
Facebook Custom Audience & Facebook Pixel This is a remarketing and behavioural targeting service provided by Facebook, that connects the activity of this website with the Facebook advertising network.

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Adwords Remarketing by Google AdWords Remarketing is a remarketing and behavioural targeting service provided by Google that connects the activity of this website with the Adwords advertising network and the Doubleclick Cookie. Privacy Policy – Opt Out –
LinkedIn Insight Tag LinkedIn conversion tracking is an analytical function powered by the LinkedIn Insight Tag. Conversion tracking gathers insights into post-click and view-through conversions of our LinkedIn ads campaigns.

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How to control and delete cookies

However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.

If you wish to view your cookie code, just click on a cookie to open it. You’ll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual. To opt-out of third-parties collecting any data regarding your interaction on our website, please refer to their websites for further information.

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