Cookie Policy

About this cookie policy

This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are and how we use them. You should read this policy to understand what cookies are, how we use them, the types of cookies we use i.e, the information we collect using cookies and how that information is used and how to control the cookie preferences. For further information on how we use, store and keep your personal data secure, see our Privacy Policy.

Learn more about who we are, how you can contact us and how we process personal data in our Privacy Policy.Your consent applies to the following domains: oldpharosians.org.uk

What are cookies ?

Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. The cookies are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us make the website function properly, provide better user experience, understand how the website performs and to analyse what works and where it needs improvement.

How do we use cookies ?

As most of the online services, our website uses first-party cookies and third-party cookies for a number of purposes. The first-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function the right way and they do not collect any of your personal data.

The third-party cookies used on our websites are used mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with our website and all in all providing you with a better and improved user experience in order to help speed up your future interactions with our website.

What types of cookies do we use ?

Essential: Some cookies are essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of our site. They allow us to maintain user sessions and guard against some types of security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information.

Statistics: These cookies store information like the number of visitors to the website, the number of unique visitors, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit etc. These data help us understand and analyse how well the website performs and where it needs improvement. We have taken steps to anonymise the data before it is stored on the third party website (by removing your IP address) so no personal data is shared.

Functional: These are the cookies that help certain non-essential functionalities on our website. These functionalities include maintaining the integrity of your browsing session  or recording whether you have acknowledged viewing this policy.

The below list details the cookies used in our website.

CookieTypeDurationDescription
Checkbox Non-necessarypersistent1 yearRecords the default button state of the non-necessary cookies. It works only in coordination with the primary cookie.
Cookie Checkbox Necessarypersistent1 yearRecords the default button state of the necessary cookies. It works only in coordination with the primary cookie.
Google Analytics (_ga)persistent2 yearsThe cookies _ga, _gat and_gid cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.
Google Analytics (_gat)persistent1 minuteThe cookies _ga, _gat and_gid cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.
Google Analytics (_gid)persistent24 hoursThe cookies _ga, _gat and_gid cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.
Session IDSessionSessionThis cookie is required in order to preserve continuity of the user's browsing session as they move from page to page within the website. It does not contain or link to any personally identifiable information.
Viewed Cookie Policypersistent1 yearThe primary cookie that records the user consent for the usage of the cookies upon accept and reject. It doesn’t track any personal data and is set only upon user action(accept/reject).

How can I control the cookie preferences ?

Different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. To find out more out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit the HTTP Cookies page at wikipedia.org, or the website www.allaboutcookies.org.