Cookie Policy

COOKIES POLICY

This Cookies Policy explains what cookies are, how Hebburn Comprehensive School use cookies and similar technologies on our website, and what you can do to manage how cookies are used.

WHAT ARE COOKIES?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping baskets, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers

The cookie will collect information relating to your use of our site including information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, and demographic data including dates and times you have visited the site.

HOW DOES HEBBURN COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL USE COOKIES?

To control notifications

We use these cookies to controls the notification panel that appears on our home page.  We can control how often this message can appear on your device (for example it can be set to appear every time you visit these pages, or once a session, once a day etc.) and this is set by a cookie which logs the IP of your device and the date and time of your visit to the site.

To analyse our website and how it is used

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors use our site. The cookies collect information anonymously, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they have visited. We use this information to compile reports and to help us improve the site.

Our use is subject to Google’s current cookie policy, which you can find here:http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/

OTHER THIRD PARTY COOKIES

You may notice on some pages of our website that cookies have been set that are not related to Hebburn Comprehensive School. When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Adobe Flash Player, these third party service providers may set their own cookies on your device. Hebburn Comprehensive School does not control the use of these third party cookies and cannot access them due to the way that cookies work, as cookies can only be accessed by the party who originally set them. Please check the third party websites for more information about these cookies.

Adobe use their own cookies, which are not manageable through your browser settings but are used by the Flash Player for similar purposes, such as storing preferences or tracking users.  Flash Cookies work in a different way to web browser cookies; rather than having individual cookies for particular jobs, a website is restricted to storing all data in one cookie. You can control how much data, if any, may be stored in that cookie but you cannot choose what type of information is allowed to be stored. You can manage which websites can store information in Flash cookies on your device via the website storage settings panel on the Adobe website.

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