READING TOGETHER LTD COOKIE POLICY

Please read this cookie policy carefully as it contains important information on who we are and how we use cookies on our website. This policy should be read together with our Privacy Policy which sets out how and why we collect, store, use and share personal information generally, as well as your rights in relation to your personal information and details of how to contact us and supervisory authorities if you have a complaint.

Our website

This website and its associated web portal and app is operated by Reading Together Limited (“Reading Together”, “us” or “we”).

This cookie policy relates to your use of our website, https://www.readingtogether.co.uk/, and its associated web portal and app. Throughout our website we may link to other websites owned and operated by certain third parties. These other third party websites may also use cookies or similar technologies in accordance with their own separate polices. For privacy information relating to these other third party websites, please consult their policies as appropriate.

Cookies

A cookie is a small text file which is placed onto your device (e.g. computer, smartphone or other electronic device) when you use our website. We use cookies on our website. These help us to monitor the use of our website and improve its performance, as well as enabling us to customise the website experience for each user by recognising you and your device and storing information about your preferences, account and/or past actions.

For example, we may monitor how you came to visit our website, which pages or windows you visited and how long you spent on each page. Some of this data will be aggregated or statistical, which means that we will not be able to identify you individually.

Third parties also set cookies on our website, in order to provide us with relevant information about your use of the website and its services (e.g. Google Analytics). 

For further information on our use of cookies, including a detailed list of your information which we and others may collect through cookies, please see below.

For further information on cookies generally, including how to control and manage them, visit the guidance on cookies published by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office, www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

Consent to use cookies and disabling cookies

Your consent is required to place cookies or other similar technologies on your device, except where they are essential for us to provide the website and any related services to you. These essential cookies are indicated in the table of cookies, below.

If you do not consent to the placing of non-essential cookies on your device, you can control most cookies through altering your browser settings accordingly. For more information on how to do so, see the following information for the most popular browsers:

·       Google Chrome - 

https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en

·       Microsoft Edge - https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy

·       Mozilla Firefox - https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences

·       Microsoft Internet Explorer - https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies

·       Opera - https://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/privacy/

·       Apple Safari - https://support.apple.com/en-gb/safari

Please note that changing your cookie settings may result in the loss of some website functionality and in some cases our website may not perform properly or be accessible at all. 

Our cookies

The table below provides more information about the cookies we use and why:

Name: crumb

Cookie Type: Squarespace functional and required

Purpose: Prevents cross-site request forgery (CSRF). CSRF is an attack vector that tricks a browser into taking unwanted action in an application when someone’s logged in.

Duration: session

Essential? Yes, essential (we will therefore not request your consent before placing this cookie)  

Name: RecentRedirect

Cookie Type: Squarespace functional and required

Purpose: Prevents redirect loops if a site has custom URL redirects. Redirect loops are bad for SEO.

Duration: 30 minutes 

Essential? Yes, essential (we will therefore not request your consent before placing this cookie)  

Name: Locked

Cookie Type: Squarespace functional and required

Purpose: Prevents the password-protected screen from displaying if a visitor enters the correct site-wide password.

Duration: session

Essential? Yes, essential (we will therefore not request your consent before placing this cookie)  

Name: siteUserInfo

Cookie Type: Squarespace functional and required

Purpose: Identifies a visitor who logs into a customer account.

Duration: 3 years

Essential? Yes, essential (we will therefore not request your consent before placing this cookie)  

Name: SiteUserSecureAuthToken

Cookie Type: Squarespace functional and required

Purpose: Authenticates a visitor who logs into a customer account

Duration: 3 years

Essential? Yes, essential (we will therefore not request your consent before placing this cookie)  

Name: squarespace-popup-overlay (localstorage)

Cookie Type: Squarespace functional and required

Purpose: Prevents the Promotional Pop-Up from displaying if a visitor dismisses it

Duration: persistent

Essential? No, will therefore request your consent.

Name: squarespace-announcement-bar (localstorage)

Cookie Type: Squarespace functional and required

Purpose: Prevents the Announcement Bar from displaying if a visitor dismisses it

Duration: persistent

Essential? No, will therefore request your consent.

Name: Test

Cookie Type: Squarespace functional and required

Purpose: Investigates if the browser supports cookies and prevents errors.

Duration: session

Essential? Yes, essential (we will therefore not request your consent before placing this cookie)  

Name: squarespace-likes (localstorage)

Cookie Type: Squarespace functional and required

Purpose: Shows when you've already "liked" a blog post.

Duration: persistent

Essential? Yes, essential (we will therefore not request your consent before placing this cookie)  

Name: ss_cid

Cookie Type: Squarespace analytics and performance

Purpose: Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site.

Duration: 2 years

Essential? No, will therefore request your consent before placing this cookie.

Name: ss_cvr

Cookie Type: Squarespace analytics and performance

Purpose: Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site.

Duration: 2 years

Essential? No, will therefore request your consent before placing this cookie.

Name: ss_cvisit

Cookie Type: Squarespace analytics and performance

Purpose: Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site.

Duration: 30 minutes

Essential? No, will therefore request your consent before placing this cookie.

Name: ss_cvt

Cookie Type: Squarespace analytics and performance

Purpose: Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site.

Duration: 30 minutes

Essential? No, will therefore request your consent before placing this cookie.

Name: ss_cpvisit

Cookie Type: Squarespace analytics and performance

Purpose: Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site.

Duration: 2 years

Essential? No, will therefore request your consent before placing this cookie.

Name: ss_cookieAllowed

Cookie Type: Squarespace analytics and performance 

Purpose: Remembers if a visitor agreed to placing Analytics cookies on their browser if a site is restricting the placement of cookies.

Duration: 30 days

Essential? No, will therefore request your consent before placing this cookie.

How to contact us

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcome and should be addressed to[email protected].

Changes to this policy

This policy was last updated on 10th October 2019.

We may change this policy from time to time. Please check the policy periodically for any changes.