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.
Cookies we use, including those set by add-ons:
|Google Analytics||Functional and targeting cookies||This 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|
|Functional cookies||We 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.|
|Google Conversion Tracking||Targeting cookies||We use conversion tracking to understand user behaviour and to improve our site. The Googleadservices.com 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|
|DoubleClick||Targeting cookies||The DoubleClick.net 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.