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Website Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice tells you what to expect when you visit or use our website.

When someone visits www.queenmargarets.com we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.
If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

Cookies
What are “cookies”?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

Can I refuse to accept cookies?
You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies. Refusing to accept cookies may affect how well the website works for you.

How do I change my cookie settings?
Information on how to block cookies can usually be found within the “Help” feature of your browser. Information can also be found on the main browser websites.

http://www.apple.com/safari/ (Apple Safari)
http://www.google.com/chrome (Google Chrome)
http://www.microsoft.com (Internet Explorer)
http://www.mozilla–europe.org/en/firefox (Mozilla Firefox)
http://www.opera.com (Opera)

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Cookie Name Purpose More Information
_ga, __utmz, __utma, _gid Google Analytics To generate non-personally identifiable site analytics, with enhanced audience tracking; allowing us to understand how visitors are interacting with site processes. This information is used to evaluate visitors’ use of the website and help us to compile statistical reports on website activity in order to optimise the site to drive better performance. On all website pages
__distillery Video Player This cookie is used by our video player to remember where you are in a video so that if playback is interrupted (for example, by losing your internet connection) then you can return to where you left. Pages where videos are present

Security and performance
Our webserver logs the IP addresses and browsing information of all visitors to help maintain the security and performance of the website. We use WordPress to deliver the website. For more information about how WordPress processes data, please see Automattic’s privacy notice.

Search engine
Our website search and decision notice search is powered by System Associates. Search queries and results are logged anonymously to help us improve our website and search functionality. No user-specific data is collected by either Queen Margaret’s or any third party.

Links to other websites
This privacy notice does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.

Changes to this Privacy Notice
We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated in April 2018.

How to contact us
If you want to request information about our website privacy policy you can email us at marketing@queenmargarets.com or write to:

External Relations
Queen Margaret’s School
Escrick Park
York YO19 6EU