Cookie Policy

This section is about what cookies are, how we use them and how you can manage them.

A cookie is a small text file that can be stored on and accessed from your device when you visit our website. Cookies are used to collect information that makes the website remember you and tells us how you use our website, web-related products, and services. This data helps us make our website relevant to your interests and needs. They also help us find information once you have logged in or help us link your browsing information to you and your personal information, for example, when you choose to register for a service. We may use a persistent cookie to record your details so we can recognize you if you visit our website again.

If you choose not to accept cookies from our website this may limit its functionalities or performance. You can find more information about cookies at or

Our Centre uses cookies for a number of reasons, for example, remembering your preferences, recording what you have put in your shopping basket, or counting the number of people visiting our website. We might also use cookies to keep track of what you have bought from us, what you have done on the website and to make online offers and promotions more relevant to you.

Cookies themselves do not hold personal information nor do they pose danger to your device. However, the information can be considered personal information as defined under the DPA, when used as part of certain activities. Cookies can however help us to find information once you are logged in or help us link your browsing information to you and your personal information, for example, when you choose to register for a service or newsletter.

We may use web analytics to determine which ISP your IP address uses for browsing which can then be used to personalize the communications you receive from us (if you are opted into receiving personalized communications). For further information on how we use your information please see our Privacy Policy. We have categorized the cookies into the following categories:

  1. Strictly necessary – these are used to help make our website work efficiently.
  2. Performance – these are used to analyze the way our website works and how we can improve it.
  3. Functionality – these help to enhance your experience by doing things like remembering products you have added to your basket.
  4. Targeting/advertising – these are used to share some information with third parties who we advertise with.  We can also use cookies to identify the parts of the website that you are interested in. We then use this information to show you adverts and pages we think may also be of interest to you, to tailor how we communicate with you, or to tailor the contents of the communications we send to you. Tailoring of content means it includes information reflecting the interest you have shown in the content of our web pages or offers or promotions that we think may interest you, and to improve how we respond to your needs.

In addition to the cookies we use on our website, we also use cookies and similar technologies in some emails and push notifications we send to mobile devices from our apps. These help us to understand whether you have opened the email and how you have interacted with it. If you have enabled images, cookies may be set on your computer or mobile device. Cookies will also be set if you click on any link within an email.


We use cookies to enable certain online functionalities, for example so you can make a purchase online or sign up to specific services. If you choose not to enable cookies, you will still be able to browse our website, but it will restrict some of the functionality or performance of our website and what you can do.

First-party cookies are cookies issued from the domain that are generally used to identify language and location preferences or render basic website functionality.

Third-party cookies originate from a domain that is different to the one from our website. For example, when you visit our website, we may link to another company’s website – like Cambridge English Facebook or Twitter account, or a video from their YouTube page. We don’t control how they use their cookies.

Session cookies are temporary cookies that are used to remember you during your visit to the website, and they expire when you close the web browser.

Persistent cookies are used to remember your preferences within the website and remain on your desktop or mobile device even after you close your browser or restart your device. We might use some of these cookies to analyze user behavior to establish visit patterns so that we can improve our website functionality, send you targeted offers, and measure the effectiveness of our website.