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An independent day school for boys aged 11 to 18

Cookies policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files containing a string of characters that can be placed on your computer or mobile device that uniquely identify your browser or device.

Cookies enable us to know if your computer or device has visited our website and/or used our services before. We can then use these cookies to help understand how the website is being used, help you navigate between pages efficiently, help remember your preferences, and generally improve your browsing experience.

Use of cookies by King Edward's School

We use Google Analytics to track visitor behaviour on our site. These cookies don’t allow us to identify you personally or give us access to your computer; they are used to collect information such as which pages are visited on the site, the time spent on the site and how the site was found. We use this information to help improve our website and give the best user experience available.

Third party companies may also set cookies in your browser, such as Vimeo. If you continue to use the King Edward's School website, you will also be accepting these cookies.

Find out more about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org

Cookies our website uses and why

The below table explains the cookies that are used on our website and why:

Cookie

Name

Purpose

Cookies necessary to make our website work
Session ID PHPSESSID A session cookie is created when you open a page on the website and deleted when you close the browser. It follows your progress through the website to ensure any information you enter or routes you take are remembered by the website. Without this cookie, every page you visited would treat you as a completely new visitor.
Cookies that help us to enhance our website, or your experience of it
Google Analytics _utma
_utmb
_utmc
_utmt
_utmv
_utmz  
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. They collect information in an anonymous form, 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 help us improve your experience of the site. 
Cookies set by third party websites that we make use of
Vimeo _gads
ab_bs
auto_load_stats
has_logged_in
optimizelyBuckets
optimizelyEndUserId optimizelySegments
site_settings
stats_end_date
stats_start_date
sticky_brozar
vuid
aka_debug
player

We embed Vimeo videos on various pages on our website. The embedded videos set cookies to monitor performance and gather statistics about video usage.

Vimeo’s privacy policy: www.vimeo.com/privacy 

How long will cookies stay on my device?

The length of time a cookie will stay on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a ‘persistent’ or ‘session’ cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your computer or mobile device until they expire or are deleted.

How to manage and delete cookies

King Edward's School will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you; however you can delete and manage your cookie settings through your browser settings. It is also possible to delete existing cookies from your browser. However, blocking all cookies will affect your web experience and may result in some parts of the King Edward's School website not functioning properly. The procedure for modifying your privacy preferences is different for each internet browser and we recommend you visit the following websites for further information: www.aboutcookies.org and: www.allaboutcookies.org