Cookie Policy

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are transferred to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser and contain a unique number, but no personal data. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site and a more tailored site experience to you.

Most browsers allow you to choose whether cookies are used or not. The ‘help’ portion of your browser’s toolbar will usually tell you how to configure your browser to refuse cookies, to delete cookies or to notify you when you receive a new cookie. However, by turning off cookies you may make the website less efficient and some services may not function properly.

We use cookies to make sure our website works effectively. They help us monitor visitors’ movement from page to page, so we can ensure any choices you make and/or details you submit are ‘remembered’ as you navigate the site – and when you return to it within a set period.

Below is a summary of the cookies we use on www.engagingscience.eu/en, including those set by add-ons.

ENGAGE Website cookies Google Analytics privacy overview: http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html
Google Analytics opt-out: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Name Domain Expires   Type
PHPSESSID www.engagingscience.eu N/A This is a general purpose identifier used to maintain user session variables. It is a random generated number, used for maintaining a logged-in status for a user between pages.

 

The main purpose of this cookie is: Strictly Necessary

technical session
_ga .engagingscience.eu  28 days This cookie is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.

 

The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance

analytics
_gat &
_gid
.engagingscience.eu  28 days These cookie are associated with Google Universal Analytics, used to throttle the request rate – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.

 

The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance

analytics
user_last_lang www.engagingscience.eu  28 days This cookie indicates which language the user last viewed the site in.

 

The main purpose of this cookie is: Functionality

technical
wordpress_logged_in_[id number] www.engagingscience.eu N/A The cookie indicates when the user has logged on (WordPress).

 

The main purpose of this cookie is: Functionality

technical
wordpress_sec_[id number] www.engagingscience.eu/en/wp-content/plugins N/A Essential WordPress session management cookies for logged in users
The main purpose of this cookie is: Functionality
technical
wordpress_test_cookie www.engagingscience.eu N/A Used on sites built with WordPress. Tests whether or not the browser has cookies enabled

 

The main purpose of this cookie is: Strictly Necessary

technical
wp-settings-[id number] &
wp-settings-time-[id number]
www.engagingscience.eu 2 years These are used to customize your view of admin interface when logged in, and possibly also the main site interface (logged-in users only) technical

 

 

 

Third-party cookies Google Analytics opt-out: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Google advertising opt-outs: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=en-GB
Google Analytics privacy overview: http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html
Name Domain Expires
YouTube
1P_JAR .google.com 28 days This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.

 

The main purpose of this cookie is: Targeting/Advertising

APISID .youtube.com 2 years This DoubleClick cookie is generally set through the site by advertising partners, and used by them to build a profile of the website visitor’s interests and show relevant ads on other sites. This cookie works by uniquely identifying your browser and device.

 

The main purpose of this cookie is: Targeting/Advertising

APISID .google.com 1 year This DoubleClick cookie is generally set through the site by advertising partners, and used by them to build a profile of the website visitor’s interests and show relevant ads on other sites. This cookie works by uniquely identifying your browser and device.

 

The main purpose of this cookie is: Targeting/Advertising

CONSENT .youtube.com 19 years This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.

 

The main purpose of this cookie is: Targeting/Advertising

CONSENT .google.com 19 years This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.

 

The main purpose of this cookie is: Targeting/Advertising

HSID .google.com 2 years This cookie is set by DoubleClick (which is owned by Google) to build a profile of the website visitor’s interests and show relevant ads on other sites.

 

The main purpose of this cookie is: Targeting/Advertising

HSID .youtube.com 2 years This cookie is set by DoubleClick (which is owned by Google) to build a profile of the website visitor’s interests and show relevant ads on other sites.

 

The main purpose of this cookie is: Targeting/Advertising

LOGIN_INFO .youtube.com 1 year
NID .google.com 1 year This cookie is set by DoubleClick (which is owned by Google) to help build a profile of your interests and show you relevant ads on other sites.

 

The main purpose of this cookie is: Targeting/Advertising

PREF .youtube.com 1 year This cookie, which may be set by Google or Doubleclick, may be used by advertising partners to build a profile of interests to show relevant ads on other sites. It works by uniquely identifying your browser and device.

 

The main purpose of this cookie is: Targeting/Advertising

SAPISID .youtube.com 2 years This DoubleClick cookie is generally set through the site by advertising partners, and used by them to build a profile of the website visitor’s interests and show relevant ads on other sites. This cookie works by uniquely identifying your browser and device.

 

The main purpose of this cookie is: Targeting/Advertising

SAPISID .google.com 2 years This DoubleClick cookie is generally set through the site by advertising partners, and used by them to build a profile of the website visitor’s interests and show relevant ads on other sites. This cookie works by uniquely identifying your browser and device.

 

The main purpose of this cookie is: Targeting/Advertising

SID .youtube.com 2 years This is a very common cookie name but where it is found as a session cookie it is likely to be used as for session state management.

 

The main purpose of this cookie is: Strictly Necessary

SID .google.com 2 years This is a very common cookie name but where it is found as a session cookie it is likely to be used as for session state management.

 

The main purpose of this cookie is: Strictly Necessary

SIDCC .google.com 60 days Cookies Search Results: SIDCC
About this cookie:
This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.The main purpose of this cookie is: Targeting/Advertising
SIDCC .youtube.com 60 days Cookies Search Results: SIDCC
About this cookie:
This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.The main purpose of this cookie is: Targeting/Advertising
SSID .youtube.com 2 years Cookies Search Results: SIDCC
About this cookie:
This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.The main purpose of this cookie is: Targeting/Advertising
SSID .google.com 2 years Cookies Search Results: SIDCC
About this cookie:
This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.The main purpose of this cookie is: Targeting/Advertising
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE .youtube.com 60 days This cookie is set by Youtube to keep track of user preferences for Youtube videos embedded in sites;it can also determine whether the website visitor is using the new or old version of the Youtube interface.

 

The main purpose of this cookie is: Targeting/Advertising

YSC .youtube.com N/A This cookie is set by YouTube to track views of embedded videos.

 

The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance

SlideShare Privacy policy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy
cookie opt-out for LinkedIn/Slideshare: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out?trk=microsites-frontend_legal_cookie-policy
cookie opt-out for scorecard research: http://www.scorecardresearch.com/preferences.aspx
SERVERID www.slideshare.net N/A Usually used for load balancing. Identifies the server that delivered the last page to the browser. Associated with the HAProxy Load Balancer software.

 

The main purpose of this cookie is: Strictly Necessary

UID .scorecardresearch.com 1 year This cookie provides a uniquely assigned, machine-generated user ID and gathers data about activity on the website. This data may be sent to a 3rd party for analysis and reporting.

 

The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance

UIDR .scorecardresearch.com 1 year This cookie is set to measure the number and behavior of website visitors coming and going. It helps the website send out surveys to better understand user preferences.

 

The main purpose of this cookie is: Targeting/Advertising

__utma .slideshare.net 2 years This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie lasts for 2 years by default and distinguishes between users and sessions. It it used to calculate new and returning visitor statistics. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. The lifespan of the cookie can be customised by website owners.

 

The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance

__utmb .slideshare.net 1 day This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie determines new sessions and visits and expires after 30 minutes. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Any activity by a user within the 30 minute life span will count as a single visit, even if the user leaves and then returns to the site. A return after 30 minutes will count as a new visit, but a returning visitor.

 

The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance

__utmc .slideshare.net N/A This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. It is not used in most sites but is set to enable interoperability with the older version of Google Analytics code known as Urchin. In this older versions this was used in combination with the __utmb cookie to identify new sessions/visits for returning visitors. When used by Google Analytics this is always a Session cookie which is destroyed when the user closes their browser. Where it is seen as a Persistent cookie it is therefore likely to be a different technology setting the cookie.

 

The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance

__utmt .slideshare.net 1 day This cookie is set by Google Analytics. According to their documentation it is used to throttle the request rate for the service – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes

 

The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance

__utmz .slideshare.net 6 months This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour measure of site performance. This cookie identifies the source of traffic to the site – so Google Analytics can tell site owners where visitors came from when arriving on the site. The cookie has a life span of 6 months and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

 

The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance

_uv_id .slideshare.net 2 years Collects data on the user’s visits to the website, such as which pages have been read.
bcookie .slideshare.net 2 years Browser ID cookie for Share buttons and ad tags

 

The main purpose of this cookie is: Targeting/Advertising

lang .slideshare.net N/A Confirms user language
language www.slideshare.net N/A Confirms user language

 

Big Stuff Blog:

An inspiring conference, say science educators.

The second International conference on Engaging Science for teachers coordinated by Dr. Ale Okada, at the Open University on March 23rd of 2019, presented evidence that the project is sustainable. Some of the key topics discussed by Science teachers were practices and strategies developed to address the key issues raised by the ENGAGE community in the previous conference:

  • What are the benefits and challenges  to promote open schooling through Engaging Science?   
  • How can  science curriculum be more inclusive and unbiased about gender?
  • How can the Science Education curriculum be reshaped so that it’s more fit for purpose?
  • How can an approach focussed on examination success still lead to an enlightened science education?

 

Funded by the the engaging science network, this annual event brought together more than 80 Science teachers from ...

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