What are cookies?
Anonymous analytics cookiesCookies, in conjunction with our web server's log files, allow us to calculate the total number of people visiting our website and which parts of the website are most popular. This helps us gather feedback so that we can improve our website. Analytics cookies do not gather any personal information about you; they allow us to track how many individual unique users we have, and how often they visit the site. Information gathered through cookies and web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our website, and the websites visited just before and just after our website.
When you register with TheSchoolRun.com we generate ‘persistent’ cookies which remain in the cookies file of your browser and help us to recognise you as a unique visitor to our website. Our servers use these cookies to work out which account you are signed in with, and if you are allowed access to our subscriber area. While you are signed into the website we combine information from your registration cookies with web analytics cookies (mentioned above), which we could use to identify which pages you have seen on TheSchoolRun.com.
Third party cookies
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How to delete and block cookies in your browser
All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings – look in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your browser. The Help menu on the menu bar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether; alternatively, a step-by-step guide to switching off cookies in every browser is available at AboutCookies.org.
If you do leave cookies turned on, be sure to sign off when you finish using a shared computer.
For information on how to delete or block cookies on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.