Cookies on Teaching Ideas

What are cookies?

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How are cookies used?

Overall, cookies help us to provide you with a better website by providing additional features and by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data that you choose to share with us.

How can I make choices about cookies on my computer?

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website. You can find out more about cookies at All About Cookies and discover how to manage cookies on your computer here.

How are cookies used on Teaching Ideas?

The Teaching Ideas site may store cookies on your device in order for some functions to work. These do not collect personally identifiable information. We also use the services of a number of third parties in order to provide additional features. Some of these may use cookies in order to function correctly:

1) Statistics

Teaching Ideas uses Google Analytics to track and monitor statistics about visits to the site. No personal information is collected by these cookies. They are used to collect general information about use of our site, such as what time the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before, and what site referred the visitor to the web page. You can read the Google Analytics Privacy Overview here. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, Google provide this browser add-on which you can install on your computers.

We also use other partners to collect Non-Personally Identifiably Information (N-PII) via anonymous “cookies” placed on this website. This allows us to show you advertising that is more relevant and interesting to you. They do not at any point collect Personally Identifiable Information (PII) such as your name, address, phone number, email, address, credit card information, or anything else that can personally identify you. Currently we are working with:

Captify Captify Privacy Policy
Nielsen/eXelate Nielsen/eXelate Privacy Policy

2) Advertising

Teaching Ideas has been providing free lesson ideas and educational resources since 1998 and this would not have been possible without the support of advertising. Adverts on our site are provided by the following services:

Google DFP and Adsense Google's DFP service delivers advertising from the advertisers below as well as their own Adsense adverts.

Google Privacy Policy

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Criteo Criteo provide advertising banners, images and links.

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Sovrn Sovrn provide advertising banners and images.

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BuySell Ads BuySell Ads provide advertising banners and images. Privacy Policy Links to various products listed on are available on Teaching Ideas. We receive a small commission if visitors then go on to purchase products from Amazon.

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Amazon Advertising Preferences


Some advertisers use behavioural advertising practices which are based on internet browsing activity, delivering adverts to web users which reflect their interests. You can find out more at Your Online Choices and opt in / out of these practices here.

It is also possible to opt-out of behavioural advertising using tools provided by the National Advertising Initiative and the Digital Advertising Alliance. Their tools can be found here:


3) Embedded resources

A number of the resources on Teaching Ideas may be embedded, with permission, from other third party services. Each of these services have their own pages giving information about privacy and cookies (i.e. Google DocsYoutubeVimeo and Slideshare).

Social Networks

We have pages / accounts on a number of popular social networks. We use these to share ideas, resources and links with our followers. These pages are hosted on the social networks, so visitors will not receive cookies unless they visit the sites of each social network. However, useful links about each social network is provided below for our visitors' information:

Facebook Data Use Policy
Twitter Privacy Policy
Pinterest Privacy Policy

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Google Dashboard - Lets you review information linked to your Google account.

Instagram Privacy Policy

If you have any questions about the use of cookies on Teaching Ideas, please get in touch. This page was last updated in May 2016.