Our websites use cookies to distinguish you from other users of our site. This helps us to provide you with a good, more personalised experience when you browse our websites and also allows us to improve our sites.

What is a Cookie?

A Cookie is a small text file that is downloaded onto your device when you visit a website. The next time you visit that website, your device checks to see if it has a cookie that is relevant and sends the information contained in that cookie back to that website.

Why do we use them?

We use cookies for a number of reasons, such as:

  • identify you as a returning visitor to our websites and remember your preferences, in order to give you a better, more personalized experience;
  • analyze how you use our websites;
  • identify errors with the websites and resolve them;
  • identify you as a returning visitor to our websites and remember your preferences, in order to give you a better, more personalized experience;
  • to analyze how well our websites are performing;
  • remember items in your shopping cart;
  • build a profile of your interests in order to show you relevant adverts for our products and services; and
  • combine your web behavior data with personal data that you have previously provided to us.

Types of Cookies

The following is a list of the different types of cookies our websites use:

First party cookies: This type of cookie is set by zyBoooks and used for security services such as login and shopping carts, and additional functional services such as personal settings.

Third-party cookies: This type of cookie is set by a domain other than the one you are visiting. This cookie typically is set when our websites incorporate elements from other sites, such as images, social media plugins or advertising. When the browser or other software retrieves these elements from the other sites, those sites can set cookies as well. zyBoooks may use a third-party service to facilitate delivery of video to your browser; to support you in making comments or participating in discussions; or to help us make recommendations to you as you browse one of our sites. zyBoooks also allows additional third-party companies (such as social media companies) to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our websites.

Strictly necessary cookies: This type of cookie is required for the operation of our websites. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our websites, use a shopping cart, or make use of e-billing services.

Analytical or Performance cookies: This type of cookie allows us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our websites when they are using the sites. This cookie helps us to improve the way our websites work, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Functionality cookies: This type of cookie is used to recognise you when you return to our websites. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

Targeting cookies or advertising cookies: This type of cookie may be set through our websites by our advertising partners. They may be used by such partners to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other websites. They may also be used to limit the number of times you see an advert as well as to measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. These cookies do not store personal information directly but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device.

How do I manage my cookie preferences?

The privacy settings in your browser will enable you to customize your cookie settings, including deletion and disabling them. Typically, you will find the controls under the browser’s ‘Options’ or ‘Preferences’ menu.

Changing your cookie settings, including deleting and disabling them, may mean that the functionality of our websites and your ability to use some of their features is affected.  You will still be able visit our websites, but you may not be able to access all of their content and some of the functions may not operate correctly.

For information on the use of cookies in mobile phone and other device browsers and for details on how to reject or delete such cookies, please refer to your device user manual.

zyBoooks is in the process of converting its websites to allow you to set your preferences by cookie type. Where a website has this ability, you can manage your cookie preferences, by clicking on ‘More Information’ when you access that website for the first time and enter the ‘Cookie Preference Center’.  In the ‘Cookie Preference Center’, usually located in a link at the top or bottom of the website, you will find detailed information on each category of cookie, details of third party cookies and you will be able to opt out of all of them with the exception of strictly necessary cookies. On each subsequent visit to such website, you can access the ‘Cookie Preference Center’ via the ‘Cookie Policy’ link which is located on the website and may modify your cookie choices as you wish.

For more information and details of how to contact zyBoooks please visit our privacy policy.