A cookie is the name for a small file that’s downloaded to your PC or other device when you’re visiting certain websites. The cookie then gets sent back to that website when you visit it again. Cookies allow a website to recognise a user’s device, and thus you, the user. This in turn allows the website owner to give you a more ‘personalised experience’ when you use their site.
The cookies used by Greenacres Primary Academy across our website are:
Session cookies are stored only temporarily during a browser session. When the browser is closed the cookie is deleted from a user’s device. Greenacres Primary Academy sets its own Session Cookie for analytical and tracking purposes, measuring the pages visited by a user and at what time. This cookie does not collect or store personal data, so individuals cannot be identified by Greenacres Primary Academy. In addition to the Session Cookie, we also set Session Cookies from Google to date/time stamp exactly when a user enters and leaves the site.
Persistent Cookies are saved on a user’s device for a fixed period (typically one year or more) and not deleted when the browser session is closed. Greenacres Primary Academy does not set a Persistent Cookie related to User ID, as we don't have a private sign in option on our website.
Third Party Cookies
Third Party Cookies are not set directly by Greenacres Primary Academy and we do not have third party providers linked on our website.
Greenacres Primary Academy uses the Adobe Flash Player to deliver some content on some of our sites. Adobe uses its own cookies, which are not set via your browser like all the other cookies described above. The cookies are used for similar purposes such as storing preferences or tracking users.
Managing Cookies on Greenacres Primary Academy Website
The Internet browser you use on your device allows you to manage cookies. You can modify your browser to notify you when cookies are being set. You can also set it to accept or refuse all or some cookies. You can even delete cookies that have already been set.
Because each browser is different, the specific way you amend the settings for cookies will vary from browser to browser; the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you can visit www.aboutcookies.org where you will find information on managing cookies on a wide variety of desktop browsers. On mobile devices, you may need to refer to the manual for that device for details on how to amend preferences.
Please note that completely disabling cookies when using Greenacres Primary Academy's website may not allow you to make full use of all the website’s features and functionality.