A cookie is the name for a small file that’s downloaded to your PC or other device when you’re visiting certain website. The cookie then gets sent back to that website when you visit it again. Cookies allow a website to recognise a user’s device, and thus you, the user. This in turn allows the website owner to give you a more ‘personalised experience’ when you use their site.
The cookies used by Adams’ Grammar School website are as follows:
Session cookies are stored only temporarily during a browser session. When the browser is closed the cookie is deleted from a user’s device. Our website sets its own Session Cookie for analytical and tracking purposes, measuring the pages visited by a user and at what time. This cookie does not collect or store personal data, so individuals cannot be identified by Adams’ Grammar School. Analytics are used to help us to improve our website and make sure it is meeting user needs.
Persistent Cookies are saved on a user’s device for a fixed period (typically one year or more) and not deleted when the browser session is closed. Our website sets a Persistent Cookie related to User ID, which is used for those sites where a user logs in. This cookie is essential for users logging in to the private area of such Adams’ Grammar School sites. Users who merely browse public areas of our sites will also have this cookie set but it will not collect any data about such a user, and blocking of this cookie will not affect access to public areas. This Persistent Cookie is randomised or nulled on log-out, so retains no user information for future use.
Managing Cookies on Adams’ Grammar School Website
The Internet browser you use on your device allows you to manage cookies. You can modify your browser to notify you when cookies are being set. You can also set it to accept or refuse all or some cookies. You can even delete cookies that have already been set.
Because each browser is different, the specific way you amend the settings for cookies will vary from browser to browser; the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you can visit www.aboutcookies.org where you will find information on managing cookies on a wide variety of desktop browsers. On mobile devices, you may need to refer to the manual for that device for details on how to amend preferences.
Please note that completely disabling cookies when using Adams’ Grammar School website may not allow you to make full use of all the website’s features and functionality.