Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files containing a string of characters that can be placed on your computer or mobile device that uniquely identify your browser or device.

Cookies enable us to know if your computer or device has visited our website and/or used our services before. We can then use these cookies to help understand how the website is being used, help you navigate between pages efficiently, help remember your preferences, and generally improve your browsing experience.

Use of cookies by King Edward VI High School for Girls – Old Edwardians

We use Google Analytics to track visitor behaviour on our site. These cookies don’t allow us to identify you personally or give us access to your computer; they are used to collect information such as which pages are visited on the site, the time spent on the site and how the site was found. We use this information to help improve our website and give the best user experience available.

Third party companies may also set cookies in your browser, such as Vimeo. If you continue to use the King Edward VI High School for Girls website, you will also be accepting these cookies.

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Cookies our website uses and why

The below table explains the cookies that are used on our website and why:




Cookies necessary to make our website work
This site uses WordPress for CMS. These cookies are necessary for WordPress
Session IDPHPSESSIDA session cookie is created when you open a page on the website and deleted when you close the browser. It follows your progress through the website to ensure any information you enter or routes you take are remembered by the website. Without this cookie, every page you visited would treat you as a completely new visitor.
Cookies that help us to enhance our website, or your experience of it
These cookies are used by a tool we use to analyze user behavior
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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. They collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from, and the pages they have visited. We use this information to help us improve your experience of the site.
Google Calendar



These cookies enable the user to use an interactive calendar on our website. Google sets cookies to measure the number and behaviour of Google Calendar users, as well as information about which calendar you are viewing, and which tab you are on.

Google’s privacy policy:

Cookies set by third party websites that we make use of
Stripe__stripe_midStripe is an online payment function. Our website uses Stripe to take payments for applications.
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We embed Vimeo videos on various pages on our website. The embedded videos set cookies to monitor performance and gather statistics about video usage.

YouTube privacy policy:

Vimeo’s privacy policy:

How long will cookies stay on my device?

The length of time a cookie will stay on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a ‘persistent’ or ‘session’ cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your computer or mobile device until they expire or are deleted.

How to manage and delete cookies

King Edward VI High School for Girls will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you; however you can delete and manage your cookie settings through your browser settings. It is also possible to delete existing cookies from your browser. However, blocking all cookies will affect your web experience and may result in some parts of the King Edward VI High School for Girls website not functioning properly. The procedure for modifying your privacy preferences is different for each internet browser and we recommend you visit the following websites for further information: and:


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