Privacy Statements

Cheltenham Safe Privacy Notices & Policies

Cookies

A cookie, also known as a browser cookie or web cookie, is usually a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user' web browser while a user is browsing a website. They are used by us to help our users navigate the Hampton School website efficiently and perform certain functions. Due to their core role of enhancing or enabling usability or site processes, disabling cookies may prevent users from using certain parts of this website. You can find more information about ‘cookies’ at: www.allaboutcookies.org

How we use cookies

Our website uses Google Analytics, a service offered by Google that generates detailed statistics about the visitors to a website.

It is the most widely used website statistics service, currently in use on around 55% of the 10,000 most popular websites.

To gather statistical information, Google Analytics use ‘performance cookies’. These cookies collect anonymous information about how visitors use websites, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, whether they have been to the site before and how long they remain on each page.

These cookies do not collect personal data. The information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous and only used to improve how a website works. You can find further information on cookies used by Google Analytics at: https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsCoo...

Cookies used by this website

First-party cookies (cookies set by this website)

These are cookies set by this website. Some are necessary to the functionality of the site, others provide anonymous usage information to us that we analyse to monitor and improve the site. These first-party cookies do not store or collect any personal information or anything that make you personally identifiable to us.

Cookies necessary for this website to function properly:

$_COOKIE['has_js'] –This cookie checks for the presence and functionality of JavaScript and is necessary for this website to function properly.  The cookie is deleted when you close your internet browser.

Browser Session Cookie –  This cookie creates a session everything you visit the page and is essential for the running of the site. The cookie is deleted when you close your internet browser.

Cookies for measuring website usage

Google Analytics cookies

These cookies record anonymous information on how many people are using this website and how they move around the site once they've arrived.

_utma - This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit to your site from that web browser.   This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to your site and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.

_utmb &  _utmc - This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with your site. Each time a user visits a different page on your site, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals. This cookie expires when a user pauses on a page on your site for longer than 30 minutes.

_utmz - This cookie stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach your site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within your own site. The cookie is updated with each page view to your site.

_utmv &  _utmd - This cookie is used by Website Optimizer and stores the variation this visitor is assigned to for each experiment, so the visitor has a consistent experience on your site.  See the Website Optimizer Help Center for more information.

Duration of cookies:

_utma expires two years after your last visit to this site

_utmb expires 30 minutes after your visit, or after 30 minutes of inactivity

_utmc expires at the end of a session (when you close your browser)

_utmz expires six months after it was last set

_utmv (not set) expires immediately

_utmd (not set) expires immediately

Disabling Cookies

Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking Tools, Internet Options, Privacy, and selecting Block all cookies using the sliding selector. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one.