Cookies Policy

We are aware of our responsibility to protect your privacy. As part of this responsibility, we let you know what information we collect using cookies when you use our websites, why we collect it and how we use it to improve your experience.

You should read this policy in conjunction with the Privacy Policy for our website.

For any queries relating to the use of cookies, please contact:

Data Protection Officer
Excellence Girls Academy
Crowther Street
Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire
ST4 2ER
T: 01782 390807
E: DPO@excellencegirlsacademy.co.uk

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small files that allow a website to recognise and track users. They consist of simple text files of letters and numbers which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit our website.

Most cookies will not collect information that personally identifies you. They will collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use our website, or a user’s general location.

How we use cookies

We use cookies to provide you with a positive experience when you visit our website. Cookies measure how many people use our website and which pages they visit so that we can make it easier to use and ensure there’s enough capacity to make pages load quickly.

Generally, our cookies perform three different functions:

  • Strictly Essential Cookies – These are cookies that are required for our website to operate properly. They enhance the site’s functionality and provide you with an optimal experience as a website user. They also allow you to make use of our online systems, for example, our contact form. Without essential cookies, our site won’t function properly. If you set your internet browser to reject all cookies, then some elements of the site may not work for you.
  • Third Party Cookies – These are cookies found in other companies’ internet tools which we are using to enhance our site. For example, the Twitter feed on our home page, and the use of Google Maps to show our location. We have no control over the cookies set by Twitter or Google. You can visit https://help.twitter.com/en/rules-and-policies/twitter-cookies to find out more about how Twitter uses cookies, or https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies to find out more about how Google uses cookies.
  • Analytical/Performance Cookies – These are cookies that allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to the website and see how visitors move around the website when they are using it. We use Google Analytics cookies to track anonymous usage statistics and do not collect any personal information that can be used to identify you. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. You can prevent your data being used by Google Analytics by following the instructions at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Concerns about cookies

While there are many legitimate uses for cookies to improve convenience and efficiency, some uses of cookies can lead to privacy concerns. These concerns typically emerge when a cookie holding personal information identifying you (e.g. name, email address, postal address etc.) is used across multiple sites to track users and internet usage. Excellence Academy Girls School Ltd. does not use cookies to hold any personal information or track users across multiple sites.

Should you have concerns regarding cookies, please contact our Data Protection Officer.

How to change your cookie settings

Should you decide to change your preferences later through your browsing session, you can click on the “Cookies Consent” tab at the bottom of the screen. This will display the consent notice again, enabling you to change your preferences or withdraw your consent entirely.

In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. You can find out how to disable cookies, or how to remove cookies that have already been set on your computer/mobile device, via the following link: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/

Disabling cookies will, however, impact on the functionality of our website and you may find that some pages fail to display correctly or some of our interactive features do not work for you.

Your consent applies to the following domains: nu-media.co.uk

Further information on cookies

For more information about how to manage cookies and their uses visit About Cookies.

For information regarding the updated law on cookies visit the ICO.

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