What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files containing a string of characters that can be placed on your computer or mobile device that uniquely identify your browser or device.
Cookies enable us to know if your computer or device has visited our website and/or used our services before. We can then use these cookies to help understand how the website is being used, help you navigate between pages efficiently, help remember your preferences, and generally improve your browsing experience.
We use Google Analytics to track visitor behaviour on our site. These cookies don’t allow us to identify you personally or give us access to your computer; they are used to collect information such as which pages are visited on the site, the time spent on the site and how the site was found. We use this information to help improve our website and give the best user experience available.
Third party companies may also set cookies in your browser, such as Vimeo. If you continue to use the King Edward’s School Birmingham Trust website, you will also be accepting these cookies.
Find out more about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org
Cookies our website uses and why
The below table explains the cookies that are used on our website and why:
|Cookies necessary to make our website work|
|Session ID||PHPSESSID||A session cookie is created when you open a page on the website and deleted when you close the browser. It follows your progress through the website to ensure any information you enter or routes you take are remembered by the website. Without this cookie, every page you visited would treat you as a completely new visitor.|
|Cookies that help us to enhance our website, or your experience of it|
|These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. They collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from, and the pages they have visited. We use this information to help us improve your experience of the site.|
|Cookies set by third party websites that we make use of|
We embed Vimeo videos on various pages on our website. The embedded videos set cookies to monitor performance and gather statistics about video usage.
How long will cookies stay on my device?
The length of time a cookie will stay on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a ‘persistent’ or ‘session’ cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your computer or mobile device until they expire or are deleted.
How to manage and delete cookies