Reception: 01235 520173

Admissions: 01235 530593

Executive Assistant to the Headmistress: 01235 546502

Bursary: 01235 520657

Communications Office: 01235 546541

Joint Bus Service Co-ordinator: 01235 546565

St Helen and St Katharine, Faringdon Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 1BE

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Privacy and Cookies

What are Cookies?

Cookies are tiny text files stored on your computer when you visit certain web pages. Please note that cookies cannot harm your computer. We do not store personally identifiable information in cookies we create, but we do use encrypted information gathered from them to help improve your experience of the site.

Cookies we use:

Measuring Website Usage

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it’s meeting our users’ needs and to understand how we could do it better.

Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:

Name Typical Content Expires

_utma

randomly generated number

2 years

_utmb

randomly generated number

30 minutes

_utmc

randomly generated number

when you close your browser

_utmx

randomly generated number

2 years

_utmxx

randomly generated number

2 years

_utmz

randomly generated number and information on how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search)

6 months

Flash Cookie (Local Shared Object)

Flash cookies are small pieces of information deposited and accessed by Adobe Flash the browser application that lets you play/display Flash media files. Flash is used for displaying videos. The cookies are stored in a different location on your hard drive than standard cookies. More information about this cookie and how to remove it is available Adobe Macromedia’s Flash Player Help.

  • Purpose: stores information between sessions of using embedded Flash content
  • Data stored by cookies: a unique ID, tracking information, some configuration information about the computer running the movie.
  • Duration of cookie: no expiration date
  • Where it is used: on web pages with embedded flash content  
  • Impact on user's experience of the site: none

How to control and delete Cookies

We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you.  However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our websites, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit the About Cookies website, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.

Personal Data

St Helen and St Katharine respects your privacy and is committed to protect the personal information that you share with us. We believe that maintaining privacy on the Web is very important and we hope that you will understand both our commitment to your privacy and our methods of gathering and using information. By using the School website or by communicating with the School by email, you agree to the terms of this policy. This policy does not apply to any other website.

Data collected from this website is only used by the School and its approved affiliates for the purposes for which the data is requested, and is not divulged to any other third party for any reason in accordance with current Data Protection legislation. This website does not collect personally identifiable information about individuals except when that information is knowingly provided by such individuals.

How the School uses Information provided by Visitors

The School may use information knowingly provided by users to fulfil online requests, facilitate customer service and inform you of our programmes and events.

The School never shares with third parties any personally identifiable information you provide when requesting information or making a payment online, except as required by law.

The School only stores such data as is necessary and sufficient for the purpose intended, and only retains it as long as it is required for this purpose.