Cookie Policy

The Purbeck School Website Cookie Policy

What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes a unique identifier that is sent to your computer or mobile phone (referred to here as a “device”) browser from a website’s computer and is stored on your device’s hard drive. Each website or third party service provider used by the website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website or third party service provider to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites or other third party service providers.

Cookies record information about your online preferences and allow us to tailor the websites to your interests. Users have the opportunity to set their devices to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these means that certain personalised services cannot then be provided to that user and accordingly you may not be able to take full advantage of all of the website features. Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

 

How does The Purbeck School website use Cookies?

Necessary Cookies

Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

The Purbeck School website does not currently use any cookies of this category.

Preference Cookies

Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.

The Purbeck School website does not currently use any cookies of this category.

Statistics

Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

 

Cookie Name Purpose   Type   Expiry
_ga Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.   HTTP   2 years
_gat Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.   HTTP   Session
_gid Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.   HTTP   Session
collect Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.   Pixel   Session

Marketing

Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.

 

Cookie Name Purpose   Type   Expiry
NID Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads.   HTTP   6 months
r/collect This cookie is used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour. It tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.   Pixel   Session

 

How to Manage your Cookies

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

To control or delete cookies on your mobile phone, please refer to your handset manufacturer’s help manual.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Further Information

Additional information regarding cookies and opting-out is available at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/ and www.allaboutcookies.org

 

Contacting The Purbeck School about this Cookie Policy

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy please contact nmarsh@purbeck.dorset.sch.uk

Last updated: 29 October 2018