What are Cookies?
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by online service providers to help build a profile of users. They are also used to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. Some of this data will be aggregated or statistical, which means that we will not be able to identify you individually.
You can set your browser not to accept cookies and the websites below explain how to remove cookies from your browser. However, some of our website features may not function as a result.
Types of Cookies
The cookies we place on your device fall into the following categories:
these allow our website to link your actions during a particular browser session. These expire each time you close your browser and do not remain on your device afterwards.
these are stored on your device in between browser sessions. These allow your preferences or actions across our website to be remembered. These will remain on your device until they expire, or you delete them from your cache.
Strictly necessary cookies
these cookies are essential for you to be able to navigate our website and use its features. Without these cookies, the services you have asked for could not be provided
these cookies collect information about how you use our website, eg which pages you go to most often. These cookies do not collect personally identifiable information about you. All information collected by these cookies is aggregated and anonymous, and is only used to improve how our website works
these cookies allow our website to remember the choices you make (such as your user name, language, last action and search preferences) and provide enhanced, more personal features. The information collected by these cookies is anonymous and cannot track your browsing activity on other websites
The Cookies we use
The table below provides more information about the cookies we use and why:
The cookies we use
What they do
Logs details about the visitor’s browser and computer
Used to distinguish users and sessions
User to determine news sessions/visits
Used to determine the duration of a visit
Use to determine visitor behaviour during a session
Stores the traffic source that explains how the user reached the site.
Used to throttle request rate
Used to distinguish users
Used to distinguish users
Used to track sessions whilst using the translations tool on the website
Set by Google Analytics to control the request rate.
How we use your Cookies
The School may request cookies to be set on your computer or device. Cookies are used to let us know when you visit our website, how you interact with us and to make your experience using the school website better for you. The cookies we collect will differ depending on what you are looking at on our website. You are able to adapt your cookie preferences, but by blocking certain types of cookie it may mean that your experience on the website is impacted.
We will ask for your permission (consent) to place cookies or other similar technologies on your device, except where these are essential for us to provide you with a service that you have requested (eg to enable you to put items in your shopping basket and use our check-out process).
How to turn off Cookies
If you do not want to accept cookies, you can change your browser settings so that cookies are not accepted. If you do this, please be aware that you may lose some of the functionality of this website. For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to the Information Commissioner’s webpage on cookies: https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/. You can disable cookies yourself by following the steps at this link: https://www.aboutcookies.org.uk/managing-cookies.