Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

By visiting any of our websites, including:

Or any of our site landing pages, you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy. You may also be asked to accept the terms of this privacy policy before applying for any of our products or services, completing an online booking or submitting an online query on our Site. This policy does not form part of any contract that you may have with St Peter’s School. It is for information purposes only.

With regard to each of your visits to our websites, we will automatically collect the following information:

  1. Technical information, which may include the internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, and operating system and platform.
  2. Information about your visit, including the full uniform resource locators (URL), click stream to, through and from our websites (including date and time), pages you viewed or searched for, page response times, download errors, length of visits to pages, page interaction information (such as clicks), and methods used to browse away from the page.

Cookies

Our websites may use cookies to distinguish you from other users. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you use our websites and also allows us to improve them. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer or other device if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your device’s hard drive. 

We may use the following cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies

These are cookies that are required for the operation of our websites and include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas.

Analytical/performance cookies

These allow us to recognise and count the number of users of our websites and to see how users move around our websites. This helps us to improve the way our websites work, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.  We use a suite of analytical software including Google Analytics and Google Optimise, to see what areas of the website are clicked/interacted with.

Functionality cookies

These are used to recognise you when you return to our websites, to personalise our content for you, and remember your preferences.

Remarketing cookies

We may use these cookies to tailor specific advertisements to you after you leave our websites that will be shown on third party websites to enable us to provide you the latest offers and information.

Custom Audience Pixel

We use Facebook Pixel to serve ads for retargeting and advertising. To view more information about how your personal data is used by Facebook, click the following link: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/update

A custom audience pixel is a small piece of JavaScript code, which we have incorporated into each of our webpages. This code provides a series of functions from transmitting application-specific events and user-defined data to third-parties. We use custom audience pixels to record information about the way visitors use our websites. For this reason, each of our webpages contains a custom audience pixel.

This pixel records information about the user’s browser session, which it sends to third parties, along with a hashed version of the third-party ID and the URL viewed. The user information will be deleted after 180 days, unless the user visits our websites again.

No personal information of visitors to the website will be disclosed, and St Peter’s School can only advertise to website customer target groups in a targeted way once the customer target group has reached a critical mass. This makes it impossible for St Peter’s School to discover the identity of individual users.

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our websites or access the services we may provide to you through it.

Google Analytics cookies will expire after the following time frames: new visitor information (2 years), average length of time on website (30 minutes) and referral information (6 months).

Contact

Questions, comments and requests regarding this policy are welcomed and should be addressed to:

Director of Admissions, Marketing and Communications
St Peter’s School
York
YO30 6AB

Our main privacy policy is available here.