Privacy and GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires organisations to process personal data in a transparent manner. Kirkby College place great importance on the privacy of all our stakeholders and take care to safeguard it. These privacy notices are designed to inform you:

  • How and why the trust uses your personal data
  • What your rights are under GDPR, and,
  • How to contact us so that you can exercise those rights.

Our privacy notices can be viewed or downloaded on our policies page.

Web browser cookies

What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit, transferred to your device through web browsers. Stored on your device’s hard drive, they contain a unique number, but no personal data, and are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently. They provide information to the owners of the site and can help to create a more tailored website experience for you.

Each website can send its own cookie to your web browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, and many websites do this to track online traffic flows. Most browsers allow you to choose whether cookies are used or not.

How do we use cookies?
We use cookies to make sure our website works effectively. Cookies record information about your online preferences and allow us to tailor our websites to your interests. During any visit to our website the pages you see, along with a cookie, are downloaded to your device. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on our website – however, you can change your cookie settings at any time.

Cookies we use, including those set by add-ons:

Google AnalyticsFunctional and targeting cookiesThis collects information about how visitors use the website, to be able to compile reports and make improvements to better meet our users’ needs. The cookies 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 visited.Google Analytics data and privacy information
TwitterFunctional cookiesWe use Twitter to display relevant feeds on our sites to enhance our content. Twitter widget data such as page visit and browser information is held within the cookie.
Facebook and Facebook PixelFunctional and targeting cookiesWe use Facebook to display relevant feeds on our site to enhance our content. Facebook cookies indicate logged in status information to show relevant and social information for the social plugins and services. We use cookies to help Facebook show ads and to make recommendations based on information from the trust that may be of interest to you.
Google Conversion TrackingTargeting cookiesWe use conversion tracking to understand user behaviour and to improve our site. The cookies help website owners who buy ads from Google to determine how many people who click their ads end up purchasing their products. The conversion tracking cookie is set on your browser only when you click an ad delivered by Google where the advertiser has opted in to conversion tracking
DoubleClickTargeting cookiesThe cookies allow us to serve our adverts online. We use it to understand behaviour and how users arrive at our site and interact with it.

Where we embed content from social media and other third party websites, some websites may use Google Analytics to collect data about user behaviour for their own purposes. For more information, see ‘How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps’.

Changes to our cookie statement

Any changes we may make to our cookie statement in the future will be posted on this page.