Cookies are small text files held on your computer. They allow us to give you the best
browsing experience possible and mean that we can understand how you use our website.
Some cookies have already been set. You can delete and block cookies but this may give
For more information please see below:
Cookies on the Pinewood School Website
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are downloaded onto a user’s computer (or device) when
they visit a particular website. Each time the user visits that website it checks to see if the
relevant file is on the user’s computer and uses the information to improve the user’s
experience. For example a cookie can be used to recognize that the user has been to the
website before and varies the content if applicable.
Some commercial websites embed advertising material into their websites, which are
served by third-party sites. These adverts also store a cookie on the user’s machine
enabling the third-party site to track the user’s movements and serve adverts deemed
Pinewood uses an analytical tool provided by Google Analytics in order to collect
standard information about how visitors use our website. This information is transmitted
to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
Google uses this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our site and
compiling reports for us on general website activity. This enables us to determine the
more important or sought after information on our website in order to make this
information more accessible to our users. Google may also transfer this information to
third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the
information on Google’s behalf.
Google undertakes not to associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
Google Inc. are also members of the US Safe Harbor Scheme. Companies that sign up to
this scheme are deemed to provide adequate protection for personal data which has been
transmitted to them from Europe.
How do I control cookies on my computer?
Using your browser settings you are able to allow or restrict either all cookies, or by
individual website. Each internet browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari etc.) is
different but the ‘help’ function within your browser should tell you how to do this.
How do I find out more?