Website Policy - Cookies

What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded onto ‘terminal equipment’ (eg a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone) when the user accesses a website. It allows the website to recognise that user’s device and store some information about the user’s preferences or past actions. Most of the websites in the world use cookies.

What cookies are used on the site?
Although the website does not directly collect any personal information, use is made of Google Calendar to give information regarding events that are scheduled at the school. Google may set a cookie on your computer when you access the calendar facility, which is on our Home page and our Calendar page. For further information on how Google uses cookies please click on the thumbnail below where you can watch and listen to a 4 minute video explaining how Google manages and deploys its cookies.

How do I turn off cookies?
If you would prefer not to accept cookies on your computer you can change the settings of your browser, but each browser has its own specific settings. If you click on the website link below you will be taken to a page that shows you, in an easy pictorial way, how to adjust your browser settings to allow and disallow cookies. The following browers are covered: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer.

Please note that if you turn off cookies or change your settings, some website features may not work correctly eg Facebook.

Website Policy - Privacy

Keeping Children Safe On the Website
Photographs of children appear on the website. When a child's image appears the following rule is applied:
Contact details or surnames of pupils are not used on the website.

With regard to photographs appering on the website, the school asks the permission of parents/carers before allowing images to appear.
How personal information is dealt with on the website
No personally identifiable information is used on the website. The website is organised in the following way.
Visitor Information
Every computer connected to the internet is provided with a unique (domain) name and an IP (Internet Protocol) address.The school does not host the website, this is done by a company called LCN. When a visitor comes to the website the LCN servers log the visit. Over a period of time it is possible for us to log into the LCN portal to see how many visitors have come to the website, how long they have stayed, which pages they have visited and what part of the world they have come from. This is useful information in that it gives statistical information about which pages are the most popular. As no personal user information is used on the website it is very unlikely that any individual's persoanl details can be tracked after visiting the site. The information that is collected by the LCN servers stays within the comapany on their servers.

Links to other websites
Our website does contain links to other websites of educational interest which we beleive are safe to use. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over these external website(s). As such we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites.

Dave Kidner
GX Computers

May 2018