Cookies are files that are sent by web servers to web browsers which may then be sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website, and to identify users returning to a website.
Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
Cookies on this website
We use both session cookies and persistent cookies on this website.
We will send to you the following cookies:
- switchmenu (session cookie expires at end of session) – contains details of visited pages and the navigation menu state.
- menupersist (persistent cookie expires after 1 hour).
Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but personal information that we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
We may use the information we obtain from your use of our cookies for the following purposes:
- to recognise your computer when you visit our website;
- to track you as you navigate our website, and to enable better use of the navigation menus on our website;
- to improve the website’s usability;
- to analyse the use of our website;
- in the administration of this website;
Third party cookies
We also use embedded Google Maps and Google Calendars to display information relating to our school.
If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.
If you have any questions about our cookies or this Cookies Policy, please contact us using the details at the bottom of this page.