When Burradon Community Primary School provides services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Some of these services are delivered on the internet, which sometimes involves placing small files of information (known as cookies) on your computer, mobile phone or other device.
Cookies are not designed to collect personal data from your computer. The only data in a cookie is the data put into it by the websites server.
What are Cookies?
Cookies are small file of letters and numbers which are stored on a user’s computer. They are designed to hold a modest amount of data specific to a particular client and website and can be accessed either by the web server or the client computer. This allows the server to deliver a page tailored to a particular user, or the page itself can contain some script which is aware of the data in the cookie and so is able to carry information from one visit to the website to the next.
Cookies are used to improve services for you through:
- Strictly necessary – these are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into areas of our website or make use of online booking forms (currently not applicable);
- Functionality/session (e.g. Google Translate) - recognising and maintaining the language selection between pages so you don’t need to do it for every page requested;
- Targeting (e.g. Google Analytics), a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. – these cookies allow us to measure how many people are visiting our website and using services, to see how visitors move around the website and when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works for example, by making it easier to use, by ensuring that users find what they are looking for and that there is enough capacity to ensure that they are fast. They enable the web server to identify and track web browser information. Such information is collected however this is aggregate data, and is anonymous and therefore, is not linked to information that identifies any individual; and
- Third-party cookies – some third-party software utilises its own cookies over which we have little or no control. You can find out about their cookies by visiting their websites.
How can you access your personal data?
You have a right to request access to the personal data that we hold about you. If you would like to request a copy of your personal data, please contact us. If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please let us know as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access
or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard
and secure the information we collect online.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you
find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
We take your privacy very seriously and comply with the recent UK and EU law on handling cookies.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms.
You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages.
If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.
These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites.
They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.