What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer, smartphone or other device when you access the internet.
Why are cookies essential to Pearsons of Duns websites?
None of the cookies we use collect your personal information and they can’t be used to identify you.
Types of cookies
The length of time a cookie stays on your device depends on its type. We use two types of cookies on our websites.
Session cookies are temporary cookies which only exist during the time you use the website (or more strictly, until you close the browser after using the website). Session cookies help our websites remember what you chose on the previous page, avoiding the need to re-enter information.
Persistent cookies stay on your device after you’ve visited our website. For example, if you tick the 'Remember my ID' box when you log onto Online Banking a persistent cookie will be used so that the site remembers your choice the next time you use it. Persistent cookies help us identify you as a unique visitor but don’t contain information that could be used to identify you to another person.
You can find below more information about each individual cookie and how to recognise them:
store.p Contains cookies that are used to store anonymous identifiers. They enable the optimisation platform to remember a visitor and to serve them with the appropriate content while ensuring a fast load of the web page. mmapi.store.p is indexed; this means when mmcore.store.p.0 is full, a new cookie mmcore.store.p.1 is created to contain the information that couldn’t be stored in the initial cookie.
tst This cookie is used by the platform as a test to see whether or not browser settings allow cookies to be set on the end-user machine.
store.s This cookie contains information about the Maxymiser tools that are enabled, for example, QA Tool. mmapi.store.s is indexed; this means when mmcore.store.s.0 is full, a new cookie mmcore.store.s.1 is created to contain the information that couldn’t be stored in the initial cookie.
mm_[description]Sometimes we need to create a custom cookie to deliver particular functionality on the website. When we do this we prefix them with mm_ , so you know it’s us.
- In our online order forms. Without cookies enabled you won't be able to shop for our products
We use Google Analytics to count the number of visitors to the site and tell us things like which pages are most popular, how long visitors spend on a page and the average number of pages viewed. This works through cookies, but they don’t tell us who you are or send us any personal information about you. Find out more about how these cookies are used on the Google privacy site
How to Manage Cookies
You can delete cookies stored on your computer or change your privacy settings at any time through your browser settings. Visit www.aboutcookies.org, this provides comprehensive information on cookies on a wide variety of browsers.
If you want to restrict or block the cookies we set, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘help’ function within your browser should tell you how.
To learn about controlling cookies on the browser of your mobile device please refer to your handset manual.
Cookies in emails
Link tracking: our emails contain a number of hyperlinks, each of which has a unique tag. When you click on one of these links the mailing company logs the click so that we can understand who has clicked through from an email to our website. We use this information to tailor future messages to you.
What happens if I don’t allow website to send me cookies?
This website will still work and you will be able to get the information you need from it. It means we won’t be able to monitor how you use our site and help us make it as useful as possible.
If you don't want to accept cookies from our emails, simply close the email before downloading any images or clicking on any links. You can also set your browser to restrict or reject cookies. These settings will apply to all cookies on websites and emails.
In some instances, depending on your email or browser settings, cookies in an email may be automatically accepted (for example, when you've added an email address to your address book or safe senders list). Please check your email browser or device instructions for more information on this.