Cookie Policy

We use Cookies and similar technologies in order to distinguish you from other users. By using Cookies, We are able to provide you with a better experience and to improve Our Site by better understanding how you use it. We have carefully chosen these Cookies and have taken steps to ensure that your privacy and personal data is protected and respected at all times.

Please read this Cookie Policy carefully and ensure that you understand it. Your acceptance of Our Cookie Policy is deemed to occur when you press the “accept” button on Our Cookie banner or when you have selected your preferred Cookie options in Our Cookie manager and pressed the “Continue” button. If you do not agree to Our Cookie Policy, please stop using Our Site immediately.

  1. Definitions and Interpretation

In this Cookie Policy, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions have the following meanings:
Cookie Law: means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 and of EU Regulation 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”);
Personal data: means any and all data that relates to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified from that data, as defined by EU Regulation 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”); and
We/Us/Our: means “Our Website/School/Company”, the brand owned and operated by Company name or Person.
Cookies: Cookies are small text files that websites save locally to your computer, which allow sites to store and use information during your visit. They can improve your experience when using a website by:

  • Remembering preferences, so you don’t have to keep re-entering your choices when you visit again
  • Measuring how you use a site so that changes can be made to ensure it meets your needs

None of our cookies used for our sites can be used to identify you personally. They are just used to help make the site better for you. To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit Read on to find out more about how we use cookies. HOW WE USE COOKIES

  1. Information About Us

Our Site is owned and operated by Pennasof BV

  • Registered address: Da Vincilaan 1, Zaventem 1930 Belgium
  • Email address:
  • Telephone number: +32 (0) 2 431 08 01

3. How Does Our Site Use Cookies?

  • 3.1 Our Site may place and access certain first-party Cookies on your computer or device. First party Cookies are those placed directly by Us and are used only by Us. We use Cookies to facilitate and improve your experience of Our Site and services.
  • 3.2 By using Our Site, you may also receive certain third-party Cookies on your computer or device. Third-party Cookies are those placed by websites, services, and/or parties other than Us. Third-party Cookies are used on Our Site for analytics and for marketing purposes. For more details, please refer to section 4 below.
  • 3.3 All Cookies used by and on Our Site are used in accordance with current Cookie Law. We may use some or all of the following types of Cookie:
    • 3.3.1 Strictly Necessary Cookies A Cookie falls into this category (usually first-party cookies) if it is essential to the operation of Our Site as without them we cannot provide the functionality that you need to use this website. For example, essential cookies help remember your preferences as you navigate through the online school, also support functions such as logging in, and payment transactions.
    • 3.3.2 Functionality Cookies Functional Cookies allow our web site to remember choices you make, e.g. your user name, log in details and language preferences and any customizations you make to pages during your visit. They are necessary to provide features and services specific to individual users.
    • 3.3.3 Analytics Cookies It is important for Us to understand how you use Our Site, for example, how efficiently you are able to navigate around it, and what features you use. Analytics Cookies enable us to gather this information, helping Us to improve Our Site and your experience of it.
    • 3.3.4 Marketing/Targeting Cookies It is important for Us to know when and how often you visit Our Site, and which parts of it you have used (including which pages you have visited and which links you have visited). As with analytics Cookies, this information helps us to better understand you and, in turn, to make Our Site and advertising more relevant to your interests. Some information gathered by targeting Cookies may also be shared with third parties.
    • 3.3.5 Third Party Cookies Third-party Cookies are not placed by Us; instead, they are placed by third parties that provide services to Us and/or to you. Third-party Cookies may be used by advertising services to serve up tailored advertising to you on Our Site, or by third parties providing analytics services to Us (these Cookies will work in the same way as analytics Cookies described above).
    • 3.3.6 Persistent Cookies Any of the above types of Cookie may be a persistent Cookie. Persistent Cookies are those which remain on your computer or device for a predetermined period and are activated each time you visit Our Site.
    • 3.3.7 Session Cookies Any of the above types of Cookie may be a session Cookie. Session Cookies are temporary and only remain on your computer or device from the point at which you visit Our Site until you close your browser. Session Cookies are deleted when you close your browser.
  • The tables below provide an overview of the cookies used and the expiration period of each cookie and the personal data they may process.
  • 3.4 For more details of the personal data that We collect and use, the measures we have in place to protect personal data, your legal rights, and our legal obligations, please refer to our Privacy Policy.

4. What Cookies Does Our Site Use?
4.1 The primary PennAware website, and associated microsites (e.g. , use cookies in several places, and we’ve listed them below with more details about why we use them and how long they will last. You can set your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent, however some website features or services may not function properly without cookies.
4.2 We use first-party Analytics cookies to track usage statistics and. This helps us analyse data about webpage usage and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.
Google Analytics sets the following first-party cookies:

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_utmb  Random Number  1 day from now
_utmc_  Random Number  When you quit your browser
_utmz_  Random Number  6 months from now

4.3 Running Our Sites – Session Cookies: Google Analytics does not collect any personal information, as identified in their privacy policy. Google also offers a browser plugin that allows users to opt out of their analytics.
Running our sites – session cookies
To run our sites we use “session cookies”. These cookies are used to remember selections and preferences that you’ve already made or information that you’ve already given. Certain parts of our sites will not work if cookies cannot be set (for example if you set your browser to refuse all cookies).

PRIMARY SITE  COOKIE CONTENT EXPIRES  _JSESSIONID  Random number  When you quit your browser

4.4 Social Media Cookies – Third-Party Cookies
PennAware is active on a range of social media platforms and its services are tailored around the use of these social media sites. PennAware has no control over the use of cookies on these third-party sites. Please see the policy links below for the social media site policies around privacy, cookies and data:

  • Facebook –
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  • YouTube –
  • LiveStream –
  • LinkedIn –
  • Hubspot –

It is worth noting that PennAware, in accordance to the Terms and Conditions and Policies of these social media sites, may target you either direct (custom audience) or in-direct based on interests, etc. using digital advertising to solicit you to take an action, which may or may not be of a financial context. The information that is used to derive this targeting you would have either provided to PennAware via your email address made publicly available, or would be founded on the information that third-party sites collect about you and your interests (Twitter and Facebook).

4.5 PennAware’s Product Cookies
We may use any of the following categories of cookies in the Service as detailed below.
Each cookie falls within one of the three following categories:

Category Description
Essential Cookies Essential cookies (First Party Cookies) are sometimes called “strictly necessary” as without them we cannot provide the functionality that you need to use the Services. For example, essential cookies help remember your preferences as you navigate through the Services.
Analytics cookies These cookies track information about visits to the Services so that we can make improvements and report our performance. For example: analyze Agent and End-User behaviour so as to provide additional functionality or suggest certain activities. These cookies collect information about how visitors use the Services, which site or page the user came from, the number of each user’s visits and how long a user stays on the Services. We might also use analytics cookies to test new features to see how users react to them.
Functionality or preference cookies During your interaction with the Services, cookies are used to remember information you have entered or choices you make (such as your username, language or your region) within the Services. They also store your preferences when personalizing the Services to optimize your use of PennAware, for example, your preferred language. These preferences are remembered, through the use of the persistent cookies, and the next time you use the Services you will not have to set them again.
Service Cookie name Cookie purpose Cookie duration Category
All products ASP.NET_SessionId ASP.Net_SessionId is a cookie which is used to identify the user’s session on the server. Session Essential
All products __cfduid Cookie associated with sites using CloudFlare used to speed up page load times. 1-year Functionality
All products _ga Google Analytics. Cookie used to distinguish user vs sessions. 30 days Analytics
All products _gid Google Analytics. Cookie used to distinguish user vs sessions. 30 days Analytics

5. Consent and Control

  • 5.1 Before Cookies are placed on your computer or device, you will be shown a banner requesting your consent to set those Cookies. We do not have to obtain your consent for strictly necessary cookies to make the website available.
  • By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies other than strictly necessary cookies you are enabling Us to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies. However certain features of Our Site may not function fully or as intended. You will be given the opportunity to allow and/or deny different categories of Cookie that We use.
  • 5.2 In addition to the controls that We provide, you can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all Cookies or only third-party Cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device.
  • 5.3 The links below provide instructions on how to control Cookies in all mainstream browsers:

6. Changes to this Cookie Policy

  • 6.1 We may alter this Cookie Policy at any time. Any such changes will become binding on you on your first use of Our Site after the changes have been made. You are therefore advised to check this page from time to time.
  • 6.2 In the event of any conflict between the current version of this Cookie Policy and any previous version(s), the provisions current and in effect shall prevail unless it is expressly stated otherwise.

7. Further Information

  • 7.1 If you would like to know more about how We use Cookies, please contact Us at
  • 7.2 For more information about how to manage cookies and their uses visit About Cookies, for more information about privacy, data protection and our terms and conditions, please visit the following:
    • 7.2.1 Privacy Policy
    • 7.2.1 Terms & Conditions

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