OUR COOKIE POLICY

We use cookies to improve and personalize your experience on our sites. Learn more about how and why we use cookies below.

What Are Cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of data containing text sent from a website to your computer or mobile device, where they are stored locally. They can uniquely identify your internet browser (like Google Chrome or Apple Safari) or device to help us enhance your user experience and provide additional functionality. They can be used for storing preferences, protecting your data, tracking geolocation, and targeting advertising. We use cookies on our websites, so please read the following cookie policy to understand what cookies are used, how you can manage this, and how to contact us for any questions or complaints. 

Why Do We Use Cookies?

We use cookies to get a better understanding of how you use our websites and interact with content. We may use cookies for remembering your language preferences or not requiring you to add your contact information whenever you leave a comment on our websites. These cookies may also track your geolocation so that we can offer deals and prices specific to your location. Also, we may use your usage data to provide targeted advertisements on third party websites. A more comprehensive list of cookies and uses are outlined below. 

What Kinds of Cookies Are Used?

Personalized Educational Solutions and its dba, Education Station Hopkinton (collectively, “PES”) use both first- party and third-party cookies on our websites, www.personalizededucationalsolutions.com, www.pesglobal.org, and www.educationstationhopkinton.com.

The first-party cookies used are issued by the PES domains. They serve many purposes (outlined in the “Types of Cookies” section below), generally to render basic website functionality, improve the user experience, and more.

In addition, third-party cookies belonging to other parties, including business partners and service providers, are used by the websites. The cookies (outlined below) are used for integration with our scheduling software, Bookeo, hosting our websites, and more. Specifics on these cookies are outlined in the “Third-Party Cookies” section below. 

PES is the Data Controller for the Data Subject (any user of a PES website). PES collects certain data from Data Subjects in order to  improve the functionality of its websites, understand how users interact with its sites, and deliver relevant advertisements. PES uses several third-party Data Processors, listed below. For details on how to contact PES, see the Contact Information section at the end of this notice.

  • GoDaddy
  • Bookeo
  • WordPress
  • GDPR Cookie Consent & Compliance Notice 


Types of Cookies

In general, there are five categories of cookies used by PES: 

Strictly Necessary Cookies: These cookies are essential to the basic functionality of the website, such as navigating pages and viewing content. This category of cookies cannot be disabled. 

Functionality Cookies: These cookies help us tailor the website to provide enhanced features and content based on how you have used the website previously. They also allow us to set up other customization, such as language preferences, remembering usernames, and geolocation. The information tracked by these cookies is anonymous and will not be used to track your browsing activity on other sites. 

Performance Cookies: These cookies collect information about how you use our websites. These cookies tell us which pages you visit, how often, any errors encountered, and how we can improve your experience. These are generally collected for statistical purposes and do not contain personal identifiable information, such as name or email address.

Analytical Cookies: These cookies are used to understand how visitors interact with the website. These cookies provide usage metrics like number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc. These are generally collected for statistical purposes and do not contain personal identifiable information. 

Advertising Cookies: These cookies provide information about user interaction with our content to help us and third parties (including advertisers) deliver relevant advertisements and to measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. However, these cookies are anonymous and cannot be linked to your user account.

Third-Party Cookies

Third-party suppliers may be used by the websites to improve functionality, target advertisements, and more. Unlike first-party cookies (which belong to PES ), third-party cookies are placed by another party on your device through our websites. For example, you may visit a page on a PES website with an embedded YouTube video. Videos, links, and other content from third parties may contain third-party cookies. They may be used to understand how you use their services and/or for targeted advertising elsewhere on the internet. Please consult the third-party cookie policy and familiarize yourself with how to manage those cookies.  

Listed Cookies

Axiom ID

In connection with Bookeo’s booking integration, allows users to search for relevant opportunities. This cookie collects information on search criteria for relevant promotions and advertisements.

Opt-Out Link & More Details:  https://www.acxiom.com/caconsumer/

Google Analytics (_ga)

Purpose: To understand the effectiveness of our media campaigns and how users interact with our websites in order to improve user experience.

Opt-Out Link & More Details:  https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout, or opt-out through the Cookie window at the start of your session on a PES website

Google Analytics (_gid)

Purpose: To understand our websites’ performances and how users interact with them in order to improve user experience.

Opt-Out Link & More Details:  https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptoutor opt-out through the Cookie window at the start of your session on a PES website

Google Analytics (_gat)

Purpose: To restrain request rate and thus limit the collection of data on high traffic sites.

Opt-Out Link & More Details:  https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptoutor opt-out through the Cookie window at the start of your session on a PES website

PHP SESS ID

Purpose: To store and identify a users’ unique session ID to manage their session on the website. This cookie is deleted after a user closes the website.

This cookie is essential to the functioning of the website and cannot be opted-out of.

WordPress Comment Cookies 

Purpose: To make the commenting process more efficient and reduce redundancy. 

Opt-Out Link & More Details:  https://wordpress.org/support/article/cookies/#enable-cookies-in-your-browser, or opt out by simply unchecking the Comment Opt-In checkbox after commenting

Viewed Cookie Policy- GDPR Consent Cookies 

Purpose: To store the user’s preferences regarding cookie storage.

This cookie is essential to the functioning of the website and cannot be opted-out of.

Cookie Law Info CheckboxWordpress Comment Cookies 

Purpose: To store the user’s consent preferences for cookies in each cookie category.

This cookie is essential to the functioning of the website and cannot be opted-out of.

How Long Will Cookies Remain?

Cookies stay on your device(s) for differing amounts of time depending on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie: 

Persistent cookies: These cookies are used to remember your preferences on the websites, to analyze user behavior to establish patterns of usage and preferences, and to improve functionality of the websites. They remain on your computer or device until they expire or they are deleted by you. They persist even after you close the browser and restart your computer.

Session cookies: These cookies are used to remember your activity during the course of the current website visit. They are temporary and only stay on your computer or device only until you stop the current browsing session .

How To Manage Cookie Preferences

As a user, you have the right to reject, delete, or otherwise limit the use of any and all types of cookies used while visiting the PES websites. You can change your cookie preferences through the Cookie window, shown when first visiting the PES websites, or by adjusting your browser settings. Be aware most browsers automatically accept cookies, so if you do not want cookies to be used, you may need to proactively delete or block the cookies. However, many of the cookies are important for the intended use of the websites, so rejecting, deleting, or limiting the use of cookies may not result in optimal functionality of the websites. For more information on cookies and how to manage preferences, please refer to this external resource: https://www.aboutcookies.org/how-to-manage-and-delete-cookies

Contact Information

For any questions, concerns, or requests to exercise your rights outlined in this privacy notice, please contact us via email at privacy@pesglobal.org, phone at (508) 589-7088 ext 5, or mail at PO Box 630, Hopkinton MA 01748.

Changes To This Cookie Policy

This cookie policy was last updated on December 20, 2021.

Any changes to this cookie policy can be found on our websites at www.personalizededucationalsolutions.com/cookies and www.educationstationhopkinton.com/cookies.