Spellzone - Cookie Policy


1 Purpose

2 Use of Cookies

3 What are Cookies?

4 Categories of Cookies

5 Cookie Directory

6 Managing Cookies

7 Changes to this Policy

8 Contact Information


This document outlines the Cookie Policy for Spellzone Limited and applies to the entire contents of the website under the domain name www.spellzone.com and other Spellzone domains ("Website").

Please read this policy carefully before using this Website. If you do not accept the terms of this policy, please do not use this Website.

Use of Cookies

Our cookies help us to:

  • Provide you with convenient website functionality
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Improve the speed and security of the site
  • Allow you to share content with social networks
  • Improve/tailor your website experience

We do NOT use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties

If you disable or decline cookies, you may not be able to access some parts of the website, and some features, such as record keeping, may not function properly or be available to you.

If you choose to accept our cookies, you can also delete such cookies later from your computer (see the 'Managing Cookies' section below). If you delete the cookies, any settings and preferences controlled by those cookies will be deleted and will need to be re-created when you visit the website subsequently.

Spellzone may also track certain information regarding your use of the website through the use of JavaScript code, web beacons and third party website analytics providers.

By using the website, you are agreeing to the provisions set out in this Cookie Policy.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises those cookies. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user's device. You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.com/.

Cookies have various functions, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

Some cookies are allocated to your device only for the duration of your visit to a website, and these are called session based cookies. These cookies automatically expire when you close down your browser. Another type of cookie known as "persistent" cookies would remain on your device for a set period of time.

In addition, please note that some websites contain third party cookies i.e. cookies that are set by a third party domain.

Categories of Cookies

We have categorised the cookies used on the website as follows:

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies some services, like e-billing, cannot be provided. Because these cookies are strictly necessary, we do not need to ask for your consent to use them. You may at any time restrict, disable or delete the cookies by adjusting your web browser settings. For more information, please see the 'Managing Cookies' section below. However, you may not be able to access some parts of the website, and some features may not function properly or be available to you.

Performance Cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often and how long they spend on the website, and whether they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor. All information collected by these cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve the performance of a website to enhance the users experience and to ensure that we develop the website to meet with their expectations. In addition, some of these cookies are analytics cookies, set using third party web analytics software, which allow us to understand more about how our website is used. For example, some websites use Google Analytics cookies to help the owners of those websites to monitor their website traffic but those cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor. The owners of those websites may also use such cookies to highlight products and/or services which they think will be of interest to you based on your use of their websites.

Functionality Cookies

These cookies allow websites to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and to provide enhanced and more personal features. For example, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for 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 websites other than the website you are visiting.

Third party cookies

Some Spellzone website pages may use third party services or software, such as maps, online videos or social networking features. Many of these services may set cookies on your device.

By using our website, you are agreeing that Spellzone may place these types of cookies on your device.

For details of the cookies which would be used, please see our Cookie Directory below.

Cookie Directory

You may at any time restrict, disable or delete the cookies by adjusting your web browser settings. For more information, please see the 'Managing Cookies' section below. However, if you to this then, you may not be able to access some parts of the website, and some features may not function properly or be available to you.

Functionality Cookies which may be used on Spellzone

Server session cookie - this is used to track an individual user and will provide functionality such as allowing you to login or to map your activity and results.

Google Analytics - a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"), to help us see how our website is used. In doing so information about your use of our website, including your IP address, may be transmitted to Google and stored on servers in the United States. The data collected by Google Analytics is used to analyse how frequently the same people revisit the Spellzone website, how the website is found (from advertising or referring websites), and which pages are most frequently viewed. This information is combined with data from thousands of other users to create an overall picture of website use, and is never identified individually or personally and is not linked to any other information we store about you. You can opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics.

Advertising Cookies which may be used on Spellzone

Like most other online advertisers, we use advertising cookies. None of us, advertisers nor our advertising partners, can gain personally identifiable information from these cookies.

Google Adsense - a DoubleClick cookie is used by Google in the ads served on the websites of its partners, such as Spellzone, displaying AdSense ads. When users visit such a website and either view or click on an ad, a cookie may be dropped on that end user's browser. Google's use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to users based on their visit to Spellzone and/or other sites on the Internet.

Users may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting the ads preference manager. You can also opt out of a third-party vendor's use of cookies for interest based advertising by visiting aboutads.info.

Google AdWords - the Conversion Tracking feature of AdWords also uses cookies. This helps to track sales and other conversions from our online advertising. It adds a cookie to a person's computer when the person clicks an ad. This cookie lasts 30 days and does not collect or track personally identifying information. People can disable Google's Conversion Tracking cookie in their Internet browser's user preferences settings.

For more information on how Google manages data in its ads products click here.

Spellzone Affiliate - the Affiliate cookie tracks sales of Spellzone to enable our affiliates to earn commission. This cookie lasts 60 days and does not collect or track personally identifying information.

Managing Cookies

You can manage the cookies stored on your device by adjusting your web browser settings. This will allow you to refuse cookies altogether, restrict the cookies stored on your device or even delete those that have already been set.

You can adjust your device's web browser settings by using the 'Help' function within the web browser. You can also visit https://www.aboutcookies.org/ to obtain instructions on how to adjust the web browser setting of your device. That site contains comprehensive information on how to adjust your web browser settings for a wide variety of web browsers.

You may at any time restrict, disable or delete the cookies by adjusting your web browser settings. However, if you do this, then you may not be able to access some parts of the website, and some features may not function properly or be available to you.

Changes to this Policy

This policy is effective December 2020. From time to time we may make changes to this Cookie Policy to reflect any changes to our practices in accordance with changes in legislation, best practice or website enhancements. We will notify you about material changes to this Cookie Policy by placing a prominent notice on our website.

Contact Information

If you require any further information regarding the use of Cookies on the Spellzone website please contact:

Spellzone Limited
Attention of the Directors
Holme Hill Cottage
Church Street
York  YO26 8AR
United Kingdom

Telephone +44 (0)333 990 0132


Spellzone Limited is registered in England and Wales. Company Reg. No. 6884807
Registered office: Club Chambers, Museum Street, York, YO1 7DN United Kingdom

Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) Reg. No. ZA004886

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Sarah Taggart, Oasis Academy Lord's Hill