We take electronic privacy very seriously indeed. However, we may sometimes use 'click-through/track-through' tools in our emails to you. These mechanisms operate by recording when emails from us are read or when links on our e-mails/website are clicked. We use them to help us improve the way we do things, such as testing different 'wordings' or communication versions. This is a very common practice all across the web, but in our case we do not use third party companies or services to do this. Any data we collect in this way is stored in our systems and never related to individual users.
Finally this data is rarely held for very long (typically under a month): we simply aggregate it for analysis and use that analysis to help us do better in the future. If you are not comfortable with this, please either use the 'opt-out' links on our e-mails to you (which will remove your e-mail address from our mailings) or contact the school directly to have these tracking tools de-activated for e-mails to you.
Our intranet site uses a single cookie for authentication. If you login to the site, a small cookie will be stored to prevent you needing to login in on each page of the site. If you choose to tick the 'Remember Me' box when you log in, this cookie will be stored for a specified period on your computer (which will be indicated when you log on). If you choose not to tick it, it will be removed when you close your browser.
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