Buckswood School Ltd use cookies on the site www.buckswood.co.uk  and all subsites.  We are working towards full compliance with GDPR. This notice is part of that process.

Our Cookies Notice explains what cookies are, how we use cookies on the Service, your choices regarding cookies and further information about cookies.


What are Cookies and How are They Used?

Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Service or third-party to recognise you and make your next visit easier and the Service more useful to you.

Cookies can be “session” or “persistent” cookies.

Session cookies are temporary cookies that are not stored on your computer or mobile device. They are created temporarily in your browser’s subfolder while you are visiting a website and they are not stored on your computer or mobile device. A session cookie is also used to remember your language preference when viewing the site. These session cookies are erased when you close your browser, or after 20 minutes of inactivity therefore once you leave the site, the session cookie is deleted.

Persistent cookies are those placed on your computer, tablet or mobile device for a pre-determined length of time when you visit this site and they remain in your browser’s subfolder and are activated again once you visit the website that created that particular cookie. A persistent cookie remains in the browser’s subfolder for the duration period set within the cookie’s file.

Cookies can help a website to arrange content to match your preferred interests more quickly but cannot be used by themselves to identify you.


How is Buckswood School Using Cookies

When you use and access our site, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser.

We use cookies for the following purposes: to ensure that content from Buckswood School is presented in the most effective manner for you and your computer/tablet/device and to enable certain functions of the site, to provide analytics, to store your preferences, to track your website visit behaviour, and to enable advertisements delivery, including behavioral advertising.

We use both session and persistent cookies on the site but we use different types of cookies to run the Service:

Strictly Necessary Cookies – These cookies are essential for the operation of our website. They enable you to navigate the website and use all the features. They are used to manage and identify you as unique to other users currently viewing the website and enable you to login in to secure areas.

Functionality Cookies – These cookies collect information such as your User ID, location, language preference and other settings to provide more personal features.

Performance Cookies – These cookies collect statistical data about the website visit such as which web pages are most popular and broken webpages. These cookies do not collect personally identifiable information and are aggregated to collect information about the website’s performance.


Third-Party Cookies

We use various third-party cookies to report usage statistics of the Service, deliver advertisements on and through the Service. In such case, an embedded advertising material which is served from a third-party site could store a cookie for that third-party site, containing information fed to it from the containing site – such information might include the name of the site, particular products being viewed, pages visited, etc.

The cookies we use are:-

Google Analytics Used for tracking visits to our website.
LinkedIn LinkedIn cookies for the purpose of interest-based advertising.
Twitter These cookies, provided by Twitter, are used in conjunction with the Twitter social plugins in order to allow following our Twitter accounts easily, share content via Twitter, and to display the latest tweet. Twitter makes use of cookies to improve its own service.


What are Your Options Regarding Cookies

If you’d like to delete cookies or instruct your web browser to delete or refuse cookies you can do so in the setting section of your browser.  Please note, if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, such as you will not be able to store your preferences and our Service might not display properly.


Where Can You Find More Information About Cookies

For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to the Information Commissioner’s webpage on cookies: https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/