What are cookies, pixels, and local storage?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or device by websites that you visit or HTML-formatted emails you open, only the website server that installed the Cookie can retrieve or read the contents of that Cookie. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what’s in your shopping basket. You can choose to reject or turn off cookies through your browser settings. If you do not accept cookies, however, you may not be able to use all the functionalities of our websites.
A pixel is a small amount of code on a web page or in an email notification. As many services do, we use pixels to learn whether you’ve interacted with certain web or email content. This helps us measure and improve our services and personalize your experience.
Local storage is an industry-standard technology that allows a website or application to store information locally on your computer or mobile device. We use local storage to help when load balancing our webpages.
Analytics and research
To help us improve and understand how people use our websites.
Security and site integrity
The table below explains the cookies we use and why.
Please be aware that not all cookies are used on each webpage.
|Cookie name||Description of purpose|
|DYNSRV, ADMINDYNSRV||Our webhost may also use a cookie called DYNSRV that helps to load balance the website across their servers – this cookie is deleted at the end of each session. We recommend that you allow these cookies to run to ensure the best browsing experience across our website.|
|__cfduid||This is a cloudflare cookie that is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis.|
|__utma, __utmc, __utmz,_gat, _gid, _ga, IDE,
|Cookies set by Google analytics & doubleclick.net, – These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our websites. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.
Read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data
|Cookies that start with ‘wfvt_’||These contain information about your general geographic location (used to remember your time zone, for example). These are known as session cookies and are deleted when you leave the site.|
|Local Storage||This helps with user experience on form pages.|
|Cookies that start with ‘wp_woocommerce_’ or ‘woocommerce_’||These are session cookies that help with user experience while navigating and using the school shop services on this website.|
|PHPSESSID||This is a session cookie by WordPress that help with user experience whilst navigating our web pages and maintaining your secure login whilst navigating. This allows choices to be remembered from page to page.|
|ASP.NET_SessionID,||This is a session cookie by ThankQ that helps with user experience whilst navigating our web pages and maintaining your secure login whilst navigating. This allows choices to be remembered from page to page.|
|ASPXAUTH||This is a session cookie by ThankQ that determines if a user is authenticated securely.|
The table identifies our 3rd party cookie providers
|3rd Party Cookie Provider||Link to learn more|
|Google Analytics||Learn more here|
|Cloudflare||Learn more here|
|WordPress||Learn more here|
|TSOHost||Learn more here|
|ThankQ||Learn more here|
How do I change my cookie settings?
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
You may opt out of third party cookies at the following websites:
There are different ways you can prevent tracking of your online activity. One of them is setting a preference in your browser that alerts websites you visit that you do not want them to collect certain information about you. This is referred to as a Do-Not-Track (“DNT”) signal.
Please note that our websites may not recognize or react in response to DNT signals from Web browsers. At present, there is no universally accepted standard for what a company should do when a DNT signal is detected. In the event a final standard is established, we will assess how to appropriately respond to these signals.
For more detailed information about cookies, Do-Not-Track and other tracking technologies, please visit allaboutcookies.org and allaboutdnt.com.