Cookie Policy


https://hadleylearningcommunity.org.uk (“the Website”) is owned and operated by the school. This policy explains how we use cookies. Please read this policy carefully; by accessing the Website, you confirm to have understood and agreed to them.

1. About Cookies

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the sites functionality.

You can find more information about cookies at: http://www.allaboutcookies.org and http://www.youronlinechoices.eu For a video about cookies visit http://www.google.co.uk/goodtoknow/data-on-the-web/cookies

2. How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

3. Disabling Cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. Please refer to the help documentation for your browser. Please be aware that disabling cookies may affect the functionality of this and  other websites that you visit.

4. The Cookies We Set

Performance cookies – These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

Functionality cookies – These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make, or saves the type of device which is being reported to the website to determine whether the site should display the mobile or desktop version. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog.

Forms related cookies – When you submit data to us through a form such as those found on our  contact pages or comment forms, cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

Our website uses the following cookies:

Cookie Used By Purpose
tk_tc JetPack – Analytics General analytics tracking that helps us track the use and performance of our website
tk_ai JetPack – Analytics General analytics tracking that helps us track the use and performance of our website
PHPSESSID Site As you browse around the pages on this site, the session cookie tells the website that you are the same person requesting the webpages, and not a new visitor to each page. This cookie does not identify you personally and is not linked to any other information we store about you
wp-settings-time-4 Site Used the Content Management System that powers this website
catAccCookies Cookie Banner Cookie set by the UK cookie consent plugin to record that you accept the fact that the site uses cookies
_utma Google Keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred
_utmb Google Takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters a site, combined with the cookie _utmc it can calculate the duration of time a visitor is on the website
_utmc Google Takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves a site, combined with the cookie _utmb it can calculate the duration of time a visitor is on the website
_utmz Google Keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine you used, what link you clicked on, what keyword you used, and where they were in the world when you accessed a website
CONSENT Google reason
NID Google This is a unique identifier used by Google applications to store user preferences
5. Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site. • Third party analytics are used to track and measure usage of this site so that we can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit which helps us to understand how we can improve the site for you. • From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring we understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most. • We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; {List the social networks whose features you have integrated with your site?:12}, will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

6. Use of Links

Throughout our web pages, we provide links to other servers which may contain information of interest to our readers. We take no responsibility for, and exercise no control over, the organisations, views, or accuracy of the information contained on other servers.