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Privacy Notices

These privacy notices explain our data processing practices and the ways in which your personal data is used. If you have any requests concerning your personal information or any queries with regard to our processing please contact us using the contact details on this website.

 

Website 'Contact Us' & 'Sixth Form Enquiries' forms

The data collection forms on our website collect your name, e-mail address and the subject and message text along with your ip address. The data is sent to our admin team and used solely for the purpose of fulfilling your enquiry and is deleted when no longer required. No data is stored on the server.

Other Websites

Our website may contain links to other websites which are outside our control and are not covered by our policies. If you access other sites using the links provided, the operators of these sites may collect information from you which will be used by them in accordance with their privacy policy, which may differ from ours.

This site uses cookies

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text files of data that are stored on your computer or handheld device. Most websites you visit will use cookies in order to improve your user experience by enabling that website to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’). Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, storing your preferences, and generally improving your experience of a website. Cookies make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier. If a website doesn’t use cookies, it will think you are a new visitor every time you move to a new page on the site – for example, when you enter your login details and move to another page it won’t recognise you and it won’t be able to keep you logged in.

What is in a cookie?

Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what’s in your shopping basket.

We use a session cookie on our website to enable it to function correctly, it does not contain any personal information and expires when the browser is closed.

Google Analytics (_ga, _gat, _gid)

We also use Google Analytics cookies that help us count visitors and sources of traffic.  They allow us to monitor the performance of the website (for example, which pages are the most popular) so that we can make improvements.

Basic information, including your web browser’s version, operating system, device type and regional location are collected.  All of this data is transferred securely (SSL), is aggregated and anonymous, so does not contain any personal data and cannot be linked back to an individual.

Google Analytics stores a unique identifier cookie (_ga) to identify users revisiting our website.  This cookie expires in 2 years.

For more information about Google Analytics cookies, see the Google Analytics Cookie Usage page.

What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set

Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their computer or mobile device a bit intrusive. Although this is generally quite harmless you may not, for example, want to see advertising that has been targeted to your interests. If you prefer, it is possible to block some or all cookies, or even to delete cookies that have already been set; but you need to be aware that you might lose some functions of the website. You can block cookies by going into your browser's control panel/preferences.

Third-party cookies

Some pages of our website have embedded content from Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, which set cookies of their own and are not accessible or manageable by us.  The cookies set by these services could be potentially used to track the websites you visit.

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