This policy forms part of, and should be read alongside, our privacy statement.
A cookie, also known as a browser cookie or web cookie, is usually a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user’s web browser, while a user is browsing a website. They are used by us to help our users navigate the Twickenham Preparatory School website efficiently and perform certain functions. Due to their core role of enhancing or enabling usability or site processes, disabling cookies may prevent users from using certain parts of this website. You can find more information about ‘cookies’ at: www.allaboutcookies.org
Our website uses Google Analytics, a service offered by Google that generates detailed statistics about the visitors to a website. It is the most widely used website statistics service.
To gather statistical information, Google Analytics use ‘performance cookies’. These cookies collect anonymous information about how visitors use websites, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, whether they have been to the site before and how long they remain on each page.
These cookies do not collect personal data. The information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous and only used to improve how a website works. You can find further information on cookies used by Google Analytics at: https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsCookies
Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.
Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking Tools, Internet Options, Privacy, and selecting Block all cookies using the sliding selector. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one.