Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of data that are gathered from the device you use to visit our website, for example your computer, tablet or mobile phone. Cookies are created to improve your experience of websites, for example they are needed for shopping carts or if you visit a site where you need to log in. 

Cookies can be classified into persistent or session and first party or third party, explained below:

  • session cookies are created temporarily when you a visit a website, for example to remember your information entered in a form when navigating to different pages. They do not contain any personal information about you and are deleted when you leave the site
  • persistent cookies (also called a stored or permanent cookie) are used to collect information such as web surfing behaviour or preferences for a specific website. These cookies are not deleted when you leave the website, but expire after a set period
  • first or third party cookies – these describe whether the cookies are issued by the website that you are currently visiting (first party) or by a different site (third party).

Our use of cookies

We do not use cookies to collect personal information about you or to identify individual users. Any cookies used by this website are either on a per session basis or to help us monitor our website, to improve it for future visitors.

Google Analytics sets a number of cookies to help us evaluate the use of our website, for example the number of visitors we have and the pages visited. Read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data.

Our cookies collect information about how our visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how our website works.

Controlling cookies

You can control whether to accept or refuse cookies and to delete cookies that have already been set.

Changing your cookie settings in your browser

You can change your cookie settings in your browser, refer to your web browser vendor’s website for more information.

Further information

If you have any questions about cookies, please email us at schoolofimprovement@gstt.nhs.uk

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