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Cookie Policy

Last updated 24 April 2014.

This cookie policy applies to www.stowe.co.uk. It does not apply to any other websites, including those we may link to.

About cookies

Cookies are small text files placed on your computer by this website, which we can access during your visit and when you visit our site in future. You can learn more about cookies at WhatAreCookies.com.

Cookies we use

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies to help us analyse how visitors use the site in the aggregate. It does not collect personally identifiable information, and does not track your movements between different websites.

The cookies used by Google Analytics are:

  • __utma
  • __utmb
  • __utmc
  • __utmz

These cookies are set for varying lengths of time between 30 minutes and 2 years. More details about the purpose of these cookies can be found at:
https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsCookies

The information generated by the cookies about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. 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.

Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Google Analytics full terms of service are available here:
http://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/analytics/tos.html

Session cookie ("sid")

We also use a session cookie called "sid" (Session ID) which is required to allow users to log in (e.g. to the Parents' Directory).

It is not used to track your actions on the website, and it doesn't contain any personal or sensitive information.

This cookie is deleted automatically when you close your web browser. The related session data (e.g. your user ID) is deleted from the server after approximately 6-8 hours.

Website questionnaire

From time to time we may display a popup questionnaire to collect visitor opinions. We use three cookies to track your response to our website questionnaire:

  • questionnaireN_start (records when you first visited the website)
  • questionnaireN_later (records the time you clicked the "Maybe Later" button)
  • questionnaireN_response (records if you have responded to the questionnaire)

(Where 'N' is a number.)

These are only used to determine whether and when to show you the questionnaire popup, and are not used for tracking or associated with any data we hold.

The "start" cookie is deleted when you close your web browser. The other two cookies are saved for up to 2 years, to avoid prompting you again on repeat visits.

Opting out of cookies

Google Analytics

If you click the "Opt out" button below we will delete the Google Analytics cookies and disable Google Analytics on all subsequent pages. To do this we will set another cookie called "CookieManager" that remembers your decision to opt out. You can change this setting at any time by returning to this page.

Alternatively you can install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on to block Google Analytics on all websites, or configure your browser to block cookies.

Session cookie ("sid")

You cannot opt out of this cookie as it is required for some parts of the website to function correctly.

You may choose to block this cookie using the controls in your web browser, but you will not be able to use some parts of the website.

Website questionnaire

You cannot opt out of the website questionnaire cookies. You may block them using the controls in your web browser, but you will be prompted to answer the questionnaire repeatedly.

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