Cookies

Information about what cookies are and how we may use them on our website.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small piece of text that can be stored on your computer, phone or whatever you use to surf the Internet by the websites you visit. Cookies have many uses, but fundamentally they are used to store information about you. You can find out more information about cookies at aboutcookies.org.

At Present the Meadows school does not use any cookies but may enable Google Analytics in the future.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is the program we use to collect statistics from our website to show us how visitors use our site. We use the information to create reports and to help us to constantly improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, information like the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and which pages they visited, but we don’t get personal information, and can’t track who you are.

Google Analytics creates 4 cookies:
_utma (lasts for 2 years)
_utmb (lasts for 30 minutes)
_utmc (lasts until you close your browser)
_utmz (lasts for 6 months)

There is more information available about Google Analytics cookies, and Google offer a Google ‘opt-out’ plugin if you don’t want their cookies to be used on your browser.

Other external sites

On some pages, we may embed data from other site (e.g. maps, videos, hit counters and so on). These external sites may set cookies of their own. Please see the websites hosting the external data for more information on their use of cookies.

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