What is a cookie?
Cookies are small and simple text files that are placed on a user's computer by the websites they visit. They allow the website to identify the user's device and thus provide a more personalised experience.
The Oakwood School website uses "session cookies" to provide us with anonymous statistics on pages visited and to aid in some site functionality. These session cookies are deleted when you leave the site.
In some instances we will also use "persistent cookies." These will be only to remember simple settings on the website. Persistent cookies remain on the user's device after leaving the website, but will expire after a fixed period of time; typically 12 months.
None of the cookies we use collect any identifiable information, or track the user's activity on websites other than this one.
What if I log in to the website?
Cookies for logged in users allow the collection of personalised page visits and usage statistics. This allows us to analyse our traffic in greater detail and tailor our website and VLE accordingly.
What about third parties?
Our website includes content from selected third parties, e.g. Google. In these instances, policies should be checked with the party concerned.
What if I don't agree?
Modern web browsers can be configured to reject cookies if the user wishes. While users can continue to browse our website with cookies disabled, we cannot guarantee full functionality. Additionally, cookies must be enabled for users wishing to log in.
Why are you telling me this?