This page contains two copies of our Cookies policy – one for kids, and one for grown-ups! Keep on reading for the kids version, or scroll down to find the grown-up version.
We’re sorry to report there are no tasty snacks here – this policy is all about internet cookies. These much-less-exciting cookies are small information files that we send to the device you’re reading this on. They help make our websites work better and provide information to the owners of the site (that’s us!).
We hope it’s okay that we’re using these, but if it’s not, you can ask a parent or guardian to help you turn off cookies using our Cookie Control Tool.
That’s all you need to know about cookies, but if you want to find out more, read on!
So what are these inedible internet cookies?
Like we said, internet cookies are small files placed on your browser (e.g., Safari or Google Chrome!) that help us recognise you when you return to the website and can tell us whether you’ve visited before.
The information we collect from cookies allows us to tailor your experience on our websites, so that you have the best possible time! We also use it to assess how the website is being used, so that we can improve it – but here, we make personal information anonymous, so it cannot be identified as yours.
How can I get rid of them?
We have a quick and easy tool that enables you to disable our cookies. Just click the Privacy and Cookies icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen when using our website, and it’ll let you choose whether or not to accept cookies!
Please note, that opting out of all cookies might prevent areas of the website working as they should. You can find out more information about how to delete specific cookies, in the Adult section of this policy.
What types of cookies do we use?
We use five different types of cookies on our website. These are:
- essential cookies, which are required to make the website work!
- analytical cookies, which help us recognise you and see how you use our website. These cookies help us improve the website’s performance – they make sure that you easily search for things, and speed up those searches.
- data collection cookies, which gather information about your website experience.
- functionality cookies, which help us personalise the website content (e.g., greet you by name and remember preferences like the language you speak).
- targeted advertisement cookies, which record information about links that you have followed from our website and pages you have visited. This allows us to target other information on our website towards your interests.
You can read more about each individual cookie that we use, in the Adult policy (there are nine of them, and the jobs each one does get a bit complicated!).
If you click on another website via a link from ours, they might use their own cookies on your device too. We don’t control these websites and are not responsible for their cookies.
What if I don’t like the cookies, or what this policy has to say?
There, you can also find out how to get in contact with us about any issues or questions that you might have. We really want you to have a safe and fun experience online, and will do our best to support you and your use of our website.
What are cookies?
When you visit our website (www.natgeokids.com) we may send your browser a cookie. A cookie is a small file placed on your computer or mobile phone’s browser that helps us recognise you when you return to our website and can tell us whether or not you’ve visited the site before. Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies, and if you don’t, we may generate new ones. Cookies contain information which is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
The information we collect allows us to better tailor our web experience to the interests of our visitors. This information may be used in aggregate form by Creature Media to assess general user interest in our site and the content on it. No personally identifying information is included in this type of reporting.
How to disable cookies
Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:
Types of cookies
Essential cookies: these are required for us to operate the website. They include cookies that permit you to store items in an online shopping cart; allow you to log into secure parts of our site or make use of e-payment services.
Analytical/performance cookies: They allow us to recognise you and to count the number of visitors to our website and to see how visitors move around our website; it improves the performance of our website by ensuring that visitors can find what they are searching for easily and to speed up your searches. Google Analytics and Hotjar cookies are enabled on our website by default, but do not collect any personally-identifiable data about you.
Analytics & data collection cookies: Our website uses third party technologies to help us gather aggregate information about the user experience. The Site uses analytics tools (Google Analytics). Because of this, the web browsers used by our visitors automatically send certain information to Google. This includes, for example, the web address of the page that you’re visiting and your IP address. Google may also set cookies on your browser or read cookies that are already there. We do not share any of this information with any other third parties.
Functionality cookies: these allow us to recognise you when you return to the website after your first visit. It helps us to personalise content, to greet you by name and remember your preferences (such as language or country). They are used for statistical purposes.
Targeting advertisements cookies: These cookies record your visit to the website, links you have followed and pages you have visited. We will use this information to target information on our website and advertisements displayed on the website more relevant to your interests. We may share this information with third parties and other social media such as Facebook, Instagram for this purpose. Cookie profiling, also called web profiling, is the use of persistent or permanent cookies to track a user’s overall activity online.
When used in conjunction with our advertising services, such as those using the DoubleClick cookie, Google Analytics information is linked, by the Google Analytics customer or by Google, using Google technology, with information about visits to multiple sites.
The table below explains the cookies we use and why:
|Facebook Custom Audience||
This cookie is a targeting cookie that matches people who visit our website with people on Facebook, using the Facebook pixel, it enables us to serve targeted Facebook ads. Visit the Facebook Business website.
Facebook for Developers (formerly Facebook Connect)
This cookie is a single sign-on application which allows you to login to and interact with our website through your Facebook account to avoid having to take the basic registration steps on our website. Anonymous data is shared with advertising measurement and analytics services and service providers (e.g. partners who provide technical and infrastructure services and analytics services.)
This cookie is used by Google Adwords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor’s online behaviour across websites. Read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data.
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited. Read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data.
This cookie collects information about what sections of our website you are browsing. DoubleClick will then judge the type of adverts you might like to see from what you’re browsing. Read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data.
Google Tag Manager
These cookies allow us to collect information about how visitors use our website. The cookies collect information including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited, as well as conversion and remarketing tracking. Read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data.
Our website may include links to third party websites, plug-ins and applications. By clicking on those links or enabling these connections you may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these websites and are not responsible for their privacy policies. Please ensure that you read the privacy policies on any such external websites.
If you do not agree with the described use of the cookies on this website or app and do not wish to disable cookies, we respectfully ask that you do not use this website.