Privacy and Cookie Policy

Privacy Statement

Cognella, Inc., and its imprints and divisions, are committed to protecting the privacy and security of personal information entrusted to us. This privacy policy sets out how this website uses and protects any information you provide while using this website. Cognella may change this policy at any time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure you are happy with any changes.

Information We Collect

When you visit our website, you may provide personally identifiable information such as your name, email address, and course details. If you choose not to provide the requested information, you may not be able to access all of our company’s content or services. Payment information will only be used to process transactions.

How We Use Personal Information

In general, we use collected information in order to:

  • provide access to our textbooks and online course materials;
  • respond to requests for information;
  • determine eligibility for access to our products or services; and
  • provide customer service.

When We Disclose Personal Information

We will disclose personal information as required by law in response to a subpoena, when necessary for health or safety purposes, or to protect our legal rights.

Information Collected on Behalf of Educational Institutions

Cognella provides course materials and services for educational institutions. Information collected is only used by Cognella to support the educational institution and provide the services requested by course instructors. We do not use this information for our own purposes. Most student course records are also protected by the Family and Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA). For information on your school's privacy statement and FERPA, please contact your school's administration.


We are committed to ensuring your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How We Use Cookies

A cookie is a small file that asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added, and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about webpage traffic to improve our website and tailor it to suit customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes, after which the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you a better website by allowing 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 you choose to share with us. 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.

A List of Cookies we Collect

The table below lists the cookies we collect and what information they store.

Cookie NameCookie Description
FORM_KEY Stores randomly generated key used to prevent forged requests.
PHPSESSID Your session ID on the server.
GUEST-VIEW Allows guests to view and edit their orders.
PERSISTENT_SHOPPING_CART A link to information about your cart and viewing history, if you have asked for this.
STF Information on products you have emailed to friends.
STORE The store view or language you have selected.
USER_ALLOWED_SAVE_COOKIE Indicates whether a customer allowed to use cookies.
MAGE-CACHE-SESSID Facilitates caching of content on the browser to make pages load faster.
MAGE-CACHE-STORAGE Facilitates caching of content on the browser to make pages load faster.
MAGE-CACHE-STORAGE-SECTION-INVALIDATION Facilitates caching of content on the browser to make pages load faster.
MAGE-CACHE-TIMEOUT Facilitates caching of content on the browser to make pages load faster.
SECTION-DATA-IDS Facilitates caching of content on the browser to make pages load faster.
PRIVATE_CONTENT_VERSION Facilitates caching of content on the browser to make pages load faster.
X-MAGENTO-VARY Facilitates caching of content on the server to make pages load faster.
MAGE-TRANSLATION-FILE-VERSION Facilitates translation of content to other languages.
MAGE-TRANSLATION-STORAGE Facilitates translation of content to other languages.
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