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Cookie Policy

We use cookies to make our websites more user-friendly. Below we outline the types of cookies we use, and what we use them for.

(Updated 29 July 2020)

The data we collect using cookies helps us understand our customers better so that we can 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, Pearson encrypts the personal data to prevent unauthorised use by anyone else.

Strictly necessary cookies

These basic cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features. Because these cookies are strictly necessary we do not need to ask for your consent to use them. 

Performance cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use the website. For instance, which pages a visitor goes to most often. They can also show us which email or web page a visitor clicked through to visit our website, and whether you opened an email we sent you.

Some of these are analytics cookies, set using third party web analytics software like Google Analytics. This allows us to monitor our website traffic and improve our website. These analytics cookies may also give us some demographic information, like the gender of our visitor, their age ranges, or interest categories. Such demographic information is not linked to individuals, it just shows us what percentage of our visitors fall in a particular category.

We do not share this data to third parties in such a way that would allow them to identify specific visitors.

We may associate this cookie data with other personally identifiable data submitted by you, such as a contact form submission, in order to make sure that our communications are as relevant to you as possible.

Sometimes we may use this data to highlight Origin services which we think will be of interest to you, based on your use of our websites.

By using our websites you agree we may place these types of cookies on your device.

User experience cookies

These are cookies from 3rd party software companies that we use to add additional functionality to our website, like live chat. 

Functionality cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make and provide an enhanced user experience. For instance, these cookies can be used to remember your prefered language.

They are also be used to provide functionality on our website, such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

By using Origin’s websites you agree we may place these types of cookies on your device.

Behaviourally targeted advertising cookies

These cookies can be used to deliver more relevant adverts to you. They can also be used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement, and to help us measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign.

These cookies remember that you have visited our website and use this information to tailor advertising for our products and services when you visit third party websites.

We use Google AdWords for these services.

Third-party cookies and social networks

If you click on a hyperlink from our websites to any third-party websites (for example, if you share our content on social media), you may be sent cookies from these third-party websites.

Third-party websites will have their own privacy and cookie policies which Origin cannot control. Please check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

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