Cookies are information packets that are to and stored by the web browsers. This allows information to be retrieved and sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from a site that the browser has visited before. From this, a web server can identify and track web browsers.
There are two types of cookies – session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are for a session only and so are deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent cookies are stored on your computer until they are deleted or, in some cases, will have an expiry date upon which they will automatically be removed. Visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/guides/about-cookies to find out even more about what cookies are and how to manage your online privacy
Cookies on our website
The only information collected via our site is statistical information that does not personally identify individual visitors. This is only for the purpose of obtaining data such as, which parts of our website are most used, how many visitors use certain pages etc.
Most browsers have settings which allow you to refuse to accept cookies.
If you use Internet Explorer, you can go to ‘Tools’ then ‘Internet Options’ then ‘Privacy’ and select ‘Block all cookies’ using the sliding selector, if you wish to block ALL cookies.
In Firefox, these settings can be found by clicking ‘Tools’ then ‘Options’ and then ‘Privacy’.
– However, please be aware that blocking cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of some websites. Most browsers will have similar settings to allow you to control your privacy whilst online.
The Cooper School cannot be held responsible for cookie usage by other websites that we may link to from our website or via online services we use in the delivery of content. All links external to www.cooper.oxon.sch.uk are the responsibility of their individual owners and not of The Cooper School.