Use of Cookies

What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small piece of textual data which contains settings for a website which gets stored on your device (computer, phone etc). Almost all sites on the internet will use cookies to allow the site to store information on a user's device, such as preferences. Using cookies allows the website to access this information again during subsequent visits to the site.

How We Use Cookies

The Sixth Form College Farnborough website uses cookies to help track and aggregate user statistics such as number of visits, browser version and other non-personally-identifying information. This is used to help us refine the website for our visitors and ensure it is meeting their needs, in addition to letting us know around what times the website is most heavily used.

These statistics are collected via Google Analytics which places several first-party cookies. Because these cookies are first-party, it means the information is not shared with any other websites and cannot be used to track users' internet activities in any way.

Google have provided details of how Google Analytics uses cookies, including a list of each cookie and its function. This can be viewed at https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsCookies.

Controlling, Removing and Opting Out of Cookies

If you would like to change how your web browser uses cookies, including whether they are accepted from a given site, these options should be found within your browser settings and will vary from browser to browser and according to the version. The browser will also provide options for viewing and deleting cookies from your device.

If you are unsure of how to access these options, In order to find these options, please use the help facility provided by your browser or refer to the guides on AboutCookies.org:

Opting Out of Google Analytics

Google acknowledge that not all users will want to be included in the statistics gathered by Google Analytics despite the fact all data is anonymous and not personally-identifying. With that in mind, they provide a free browser add-in to allow users the ability to easily opt out of Google analytics on any websites that use it.

To install this browser plugin, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout and click the blue button.

Further Information

More details about cookies and how websites may use them can be found at http://www.aboutcookies.org/.