We put small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site.
Cookies are used to:
- measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs
- remember the notifications you’ve seen so that we don’t show them to you again
Our cookies aren’t used to identify you personally.
You’ll normally see a message on the site before we store a cookie on your computer.
Find out more about how to manage cookies.
How cookies are used on our Website
Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)
We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use our website. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements, for example improving site search.
Google Analytics stores information about:
- the pages you visit on our website
- how long you spend on each page of our website
- how you got to the site
- what you click on while you’re visiting the site
We don’t collect or store your personal information (for example your name or address) so this information can’t be used to identify who you are.
We don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data.
You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies.
We may use YouTube to provide videos on some pages of the site. YouTube sets cookies when you visit one of these pages.
We may link to services which are run by different government departments, for example the Department for Education or the Home Office. These services may set additional cookies and, if so, will have their own cookies policy.
We occasionally run online surveys to help us improve our services for students and parents of the school.
We use SurveyMonkey to collect responses to the survey. If you take part, SurveyMonkey will save extra cookies to your computer to track your progress through it.
This policy is based upon information published on the GOV.UK website and is published under the Open Government Licence (OGL). Details can be found at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/1/open-government-licence.htm