GDPR And Cookies
The only exception to this is the Contact Us page. Information you submit via the contact form will be used solely to fulfil your expressed wishes, or to contact you in response to your enquiry. We also note the browser type and the IP address of the computer used to submit the form and pass it to the school office along with your message. This helps to protect genuine site users by allowing us to track any mis-use of the form.
An Internet Protocol address (IP address) is a numerical label assigned to each device (e.g., computer, printer) participating in a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018
Information passed to the school office via the website is handled in accordance with Chestnut Lane School privacy policies. Please contact the school office if you have any queries regarding Chestnut Lane School as a GDPR ‘data controller’. More general information about how personal data is handled under the GDPR can be found through the Information Commissioners Office.
The GDPR is a European Union regulation. The UK left the EU in 2020 but the GDPR will be retained in UK domestic law alongside an amended version of the Data Protection Act 2018. Further information is available through the Information Commissioners Office.
Cookies in General
'Cookies' are small pieces of information that are stored by the browser (e.g. Internet Explorer or Safari) on your computer or mobile phone. They allow websites to store such things as user preferences. You can think of cookies as providing a 'memory' for the website, enabling it to recognise a user and respond appropriately.
For technical reasons we set up a 'session cookie' to allow the website framework to run properly on certain pages. This session cookie helps manage the operation and security of the page and does not store any user-generated information.
A session cookie, also called a transient cookie, is a cookie that is erased when the user closes the web browser. The session cookie is stored in temporary memory and is not retained after the browser is closed. Session cookies do not collect information from the user's computer.
A persistent cookie is stored on a users’ device in between browser sessions. This allows the preferences or actions of the user across a site to be remembered.