Cookies used in our websites
Cookies fall into three categories. Listed below are cookies typically used in our school websites. Please note that users can also refuse and delete cookies. More information is available on https://www.aboutcookies.org.
Esential: session cookies
Session cookies only last for the duration of the visit. These are essential and run on the server.
Our websites use this session cookie:
ASPSESSIONID[+ random ID code]- erased when the user closes the Web browser.
Our websites display a cookie notice popup. If the user accepts this notice, a cookie is created to prevent this notice from appearing again for 30 days.
CookieCheckConsent - if accepted, lasts for 30 days.
3rd party cookies
Most websites will include code from 3rd party websites. We do not have any control over how the information in these cookies is used nor do we have access to it. Please refer to the cookie policies of the relevant provider for more information. Common 3rd party integrations:
Google Analytics (& Google Tag Manager)
Most of our websites are integrated with Google Analytics to allow recording of page hits etc.
Information about Google Analytics cookies. Users can also block Google Analytics by using Google's opt-out browser add-on.
_gat_gtag_UA_[+ id code] (1 minute)
Set by Google to distinguish users.
_gat_UA-[+ id code] (1 minute)
A variation of the _gat cookie set by Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager to allow website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. The pattern element in the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to.
_gid (24 hrs)
Stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating an Analytics report of the website's performance. Data collected includes the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.
_ga (2 years)
_gcl_au (90 days)
Provided by Google Tag Manager to experiment efficiency of websites using their services.
Google Translate: googtrans
If your site uses Google Translate, your site will also include a session cookie for storing the translation preference. Erased when the user closes the Web browser.
Some of our websites will have an embedded Twitter feed. Twitter have their own cookies and cookie policies: Twitter Cookie Usage.
Some websites also embed videos from YouTube. This is covered by Google's Privacy & Terms policy.