Cookie Policy

This cookie policy is an integral part of Baobabooks’s terms of use and the privacy policy of Baobabooks. Accessing and browsing the site or using the site’s services implies acceptance of the terms and conditions set out in our terms of use (and thus the privacy policy and cookie policy). Please read them carefully.

Thank you for visiting us. We want your experience on the site to be as good as possible, which is why we have written this cookie policy as transparently as possible.

What Is a Cookie

A cookie is a small file, typically consisting of letters and numbers, downloaded on to a device when the user accesses the website. Cookies are then sent back to originating website on each subsequent visit. Cookies are useful because they improve the website’s functionality and overall performance and provide the users with a more personalized experience. They also give insights on the use of our website by our visitors and help us to understand how visitors are using our website and the services provided therein.

The use of cookies and similar technologies has for some time been commonplace and cookies are important in the provision of many online services. Using such technologies is not, therefore, prohibited by the law but they do require that people are well informed in advance about the use of cookies installed on a website and are given the choice to directly accept all of them or if they wish so, to customize their cookies preferences.

Types of Cookies

There are different types of cookies. They all work the same way, but they have small differences:

  • Session cookies: session cookies only last for the duration of your visit and are deleted when you close your browser. Their main purpose is to identify the type of device, support the security of the website or its basic functionality. They do not contain any personal data that allows us to identify a person.
  • Persistent or permanent cookies: these are stored on the device’s hard drive and our website reads them every time you visit https://baobabooks. They have an expiry date that determines when cookies stop working. They enable us to identify your actions and preferences, analyse visits and help us understand how users come to our site and improve our services.
  • Functionality cookies: these allow https://boababooks.com/ to remember user decisions, such as their login or identification. The information these cookies collect is anonymized (i.e. it does not contain your name, address, or other data).
  • Third party cookies: third party cookies are cookies that are installed by a website that is not the website you are visiting; for example, cookies used by social networks (such as Facebook) or by external content collectors (such as Google Maps). In addition, some advertising companies use these types of files to keep track of your visits to each site where they are advertised.
  • Analytical cookies: these are cookies intended for periodic maintenance and to ensure the best performance and service to the user, collecting data about their activity.

How to accept, control and delete our cookies

Some cookies are strictly necessary for the correct functioning of our website and do not require user’s consent, such as those ensuring that the content of a page loads quickly and effectively by distributing the workload across numerous computers or else those providing security.

Other cookies are still reasonably necessary or important, but they are not strictly essential and, therefore, require user’s consent. For these cookies (i.e. performance and functionality, advertising/targeting), we request your consent (by the “accept all cookies” button in our cookie banner or through our Cookies Settings or your browser cookie settings or through the ) before placing them on your device.

If you do not wish to give consent or wish to withdraw your consent to any non-essential cookies at any time, you will need to modify your preferences in the Cookies Settings or delete, and block or disable cookies via your browser settings. These settings are usually found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your internet browser. Otherwise, you should use the ‘help’ option in your internet browser for more details or you can click on one of the links below to go directly to the user manual for your browser:

Please note that disabling or blocking some or all of the categories of cookies will affect the functionality of the website and may impact your access and experience with our website and the services we are able to offer

Any of your cookies’ preferences are limited to this website only and not to other third-party owned websites or any other webpages, which may be hyperlinked to this website. For more information on cookies used by those websites, please refer to the specific privacy notice or cookie policy of those websites.

Cookies that we use

The cookies we use are “technical” and “analytical” cookies. They allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they’re using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by making sure users are finding what they need easily. Read more about the individual analytical cookies we use and how to recognize them from the table below.

This Cookie Policy only applies to visitors of Baobabooks.com and in no way affects access by students, teachers or parents to their personal profile on our platform or application. Cookies are not active when students, teachers or parents log in to their personal profile. Baobabooks does not track or use any IP or personal information on the student platform for marketing purposes.

More specifically, our website uses these types of cookies, as listed in the table below:

1. STRICTLY NECESSARY COOKIES

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set-in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Cookie Name Function source Expiry Date Default Status

baobacp

baobabooks.com Week Always active

XSRF-TOKEN

Cookie used to help prevent Cross-site request forgery baobabooks.com Day Always active

laravel_session

Cookie used to identify a session instance for the user baobabooks.com Day Always active

2. FUNCTIONALITY COOKIES

These cookies allow our site to remember the choices you make (such as your username, language, preferences, or region) to provide a more personalized online experience. These cookies collect information that may be anonymous but may also include personal information that you have disclosed. If you do not accept these cookies, the site’s performance and functionality may be affected, and access to content on the site may be restricted.

Cookie Name Function source Expiry Date Default Status

SIDCC

SIDCC is a security cookie to protect a user's data from unauthorized access .google.com Day OFF / subject to user consent

1P_JAR

These cookies are set via embedded youtube-videos .google.com Month OFF / subject to user consent

NID

These cookies are used by Google to display personalized advertisements on Google sites, based on recent searches and previous interactions. .google.com 6 Months OFF / subject to user consent

SAPISID

This cookie works by uniquely identifying your browser and device. .google.com 2 Years OFF / subject to user consent

SEARCH_SAMESITE

This cookie is used to prevent the browser from sending this cookie along with cross-site requests. .google.com 6 Months OFF / subject to user consent

APISID

These cookies are used by Google to display personalized advertisements on Google sites, based on recent searches and previous interactions. .google.com 2 Years OFF / subject to user consent

SSID

Cookies enable Google to collect user information for videos hosted by YouTube. .google.com 2 Years OFF / subject to user consent

SID

These cookies are used by Google to display personalized advertisements on Google sites, based on recent searches and previous interactions. .google.com 2 Years OFF / subject to user consent

__Secure-3PSID

Builds a profile of website visitor interests to show relevant and personalized ads through retargeting. .google.com 2 Years OFF / subject to user consent

__Secure-3PAPISID

Builds a profile of website visitor interests to show relevant and personalized ads through retargeting. .google.com 2 Years OFF / subject to user consent

HSID

Security cookie to confirm visitor authenticity, prevent fraudulent use of login data and protect user data from unauthorized access. .google.com 2 Years OFF / subject to user consent

__Secure-3PSIDCC

Builds a profile of website visitor interests to show relevant and personalized ads through retargeting. .google.com 1 Year OFF / subject to user consent

S

.google.com Session OFF / subject to user consent

ANID

Lists ads on Google sites based on recent searches. .google.com 1 Year OFF / subject to user consent

G_ENABLED_IDPS

Used for Google Single Sign On .baobabooks.com Forever OFF / subject to user consent

_ga

This cookie is a Google Analytics persistent cookie which is used to distinguish unique users. .apis.google.com Day OFF / subject to user consent

_gid

This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form. .apis.google.com Day OFF / subject to user consent

3. PERFORMANCE COOKIES

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, length of time spent on the site, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect information that identifies you. All the information that these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how a website works.

GOOGLE ANALYTICS

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser.

However, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

For more details on how Google processes your data, please visit Google’s Privacy Policy.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout (compatible with Chrome, Internet Explorer 8–11, Safari, Firefox and Opera).

Cookie Name Function source Expiry Date Default Status

gates_cohorts

Part of our security firewall Cloudflare. .cloudflare.com Session OFF / subject to user consent

sparrow_id

Part of our security firewall Cloudflare. .cloudflare.com Session OFF / subject to user consent

_gcl_au

is created by google tag manager which is a first party cookie for conversion linker functionality .cloudflare.com 3 Months OFF / subject to user consent

__cf_logged_in

Part of our security firewall Cloudflare (e.g. identifying trusted users) .cloudflare.com Month OFF / subject to user consent

_ga

Part of our security firewall Cloudflare .cloudflare.com Day OFF / subject to user consent

_ga_PGV1K2BN4M

.cloudflare.com Day OFF / subject to user consent

_gaexp

This describes if this specific cookie or localStorage is responsible for sharing, collecting or storing personal data. The retention period shows the length at which data is stored. .cloudflare.com 2 Month OFF / subject to user consent

cfmrk_cic

Used by Cloudflare to route user traffic for this Site .cloudflare.com 3 Months OFF / subject to user consent

_gid

Used to distinguish users. .cloudflare.com Day OFF / subject to user consent

__cfduid

is only used when customers utilize a specific Enterprise feature within the Rate Limiting feature .baobabooks.com Month OFF / subject to user consent

4. SOCIAL MEDIA COOKIES

These cookies are set by a range of social media services that we may have added to the site to enable you to share our content with your friends and social or professional networks. They are capable of tracking your browser across other sites and building up a profile of your interests. This may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit. If you do not allow these cookies, you may not be able to use or see these sharing tools.

Cookie Name Function source Expiry Date Default Status

AMCV_14215E3D5995C57C0A495C55%40AdobeOrg

Used for the storage and analysis of LinkedIn users. LinkedIn 2 years OFF / subject to user consent

_ga

Google Analytics cookie LinkedIn 2 years OFF / subject to user consent

liap

Used by non-www.domains to denote the logged in status of a member LinkedIn 1 year OFF / subject to user consent

aam_uuid

Set for ID sync for Adobe Audience Manager LinkedIn Month/Year/Session OFF / subject to user consent

li_oatml

Used to identify LinkedIn Members off LinkedIn for advertising and analytics outside the Designated Countries and, for a limited time, advertising in the Designated Countries LinkedIn 30 Days OFF / subject to user consent

lissc

SameSite attribute for all cookies in that browser LinkedIn 1 year OFF / subject to user consent

li_sugr

Used to make a probabilistic match of a user's identity outside the Designated Countries LinkedIn 90 days OFF / subject to user consent

bcookie

Browser Identifier cookie to uniquely identify devices accessing LinkedIn to detect abuse on the platformsssss LinkedIn 2 years OFF / subject to user consent

UserMatchHistory

LinkedIn Ads ID syncing LinkedIn 30 days OFF / subject to user consent

lang

Used to remember a user's language setting LinkedIn Session OFF / subject to user consent

xs

cookie contains multiple pieces of information, separated by colon (colon is encoded to the value %3A for transmission). The first value is an up to two-digit number representing the session number. The second portion of the value is a session secret.The third, optional component is a ‘secure’ flag for if the user has enabled the secure browsing feature. Facebook 90 days OFF / subject to user consent

wd

cookie stores the browser window dimensions Facebook 1 week OFF / subject to user consent

datr

used to identify the web browser being used to connect to Facebook independent of the logged in user. Facebook 2 years OFF / subject to user consent

presence

used to contain the user’s chat state. Facebook Session OFF / subject to user consent

sb

persistent cookie Facebook 2 years OFF / subject to user consent

fr

Enable ad delivery or retargeting. Facebook 90 days OFF / subject to user consent

c_user

store a unique user ID. Facebook 90 days OFF / subject to user consent

Circulation and storage of data

Some cookies are strictly necessary for the correct functioning of our website and do not require user’s consent, such as those ensuring that the content of a page loads quickly and effectively by distributing the workload across numerous computers or else those providing security.

Cookies policy updating

The cookies policy of our website may be updated periodically, so it is recommended to consult this document each time you access the site, in order to be properly informed about any updates to our use of cookies.

More information on cookies

For more information on cookies installed through this website, you can contact our privacy office at 20, Rue du Marché, 1204 Geneva GE, Switzerland.

You can also visit www.aboutcookies.org, www.allaboutcookies.org or https://cookiepedia.co.uk/ which contain general information about cookies and comprehensive information on how to modify the cookie settings on a wide variety of browsers and how to delete cookies from your computer.