What is your “cookie policy” for visitors and other users?

We describe our use of cookies and similar technologies in Summit Learning’s Privacy Policy and in this FAQ.

  • What is a cookie? A cookie is a small file placed onto a device (e.g. computer) that enables service features and functionality.
  • Why do we use cookies? Cookies enable us to recognize and distinguish between devices and determine whether a user of our website is a “User” or “Visitor” as described in our Privacy Policy (we refer to these types of cookies as “Identifying Cookies”).  Cookies are also useful in helping us to secure our Platform and provide our student-users with a personalized experience.
  • How do cookies work? Any computer or device using a browser visiting www.summitlearning.org will receive cookies from us by default.
  • What are cookies used for? Summit Learning uses cookies differently depending on who you are.  
    • Users:  A “User” is defined in our Privacy Policy and generally refers to someone who has registered for the Summit Learning Platform (e.g., a teacher, school official, parent/legal guardian of a student or a Summit Learning Program student in one of our partner schools) and thus has an Identifying Cookie.  For Users, we use cookies to better understand which of our content and features Users find useful and to improve and provide personalized services (e.g., distinguish between teacher and student and attribute school assignments to the right student). We do not use any of these cookies for advertising purposes.
    • Visitors: A “Visitor” is defined in our Privacy Policy and generally refers to anyone who does not have an Identifying Cookie that allows us to identify them as a registered user of our Platform, such as someone who is visiting the Summitlearning.org website. ).  For Visitors, we use cookies to better understand which of our content and features Visitors find useful.  

How do I control cookies?  Browsers often allow you to control cookies through the settings that they provide. However, if you limit Summit Learning’s ability to drop cookies, it will impact your experience with the services.  If you do not want to receive cookies, you can change your browser settings on your computer or device you’re using to access our services. If you don’t change your browser settings, we’ll assume that you’re fine with receiving cookies from our services. Most browsers also provide functionality that lets you review and erase cookies, including our cookies. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit wikipedia.org, www.allaboutcookies.org, or www.aboutcookies.org.

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