Settle CE Primary School is a ‘Data Controller’ as defined by Article 4 (7) of GDPR. This means that we determine the purposes for which, and the manner in which, your personal data is processed.

We have a responsibility to you and your personal data and will only collect and use this in ways which are compliant with data protection legislation.

This privacy notice has been written to inform you about how your information is processed when you visit a website or web app operating under this domain.

This notice does not relate to any other privacy or GDPR matters which may apply to how we use your personal data. For more information about such matters please view the policies section.

We take your privacy seriously and to this end, we are required by law to advise that this domain makes use of cookies and that we may also collect other information about your visit.

You should also know that the web servers operated by our service providers also record visitor session data and IP addresses. Such information is held for a short time, to monitor traffic and help to diagnose problems or to block malicious threats.

What information do we collect about you?

Many visitors to this domain do not have a user account and are known as anonymous user. We know very little about anonymous user, least of all, any information which could be used to identify them in practical terms.

One exception to this general statement about anonymous visitors, would be if one chooses to contact us via the website's contact form. In this case we will ask their name and email address, so that we can reply to them, and our admin staff will also see the content of any message that they send. Such messages may be also be stored in our systems or printed so we have a paper record.

Visitors that do have an account are known as registered users. For these individuals, at the very least, we will know their user name and email address. We will also know of any other personal information provided voluntarily as part of their initial registration or afterwards. We do not share this information with any third party.

Whether just browsing this domain or submitting information via a form, all data is transmitted over a secure, encrypted connection, as can be seen with a padlock icon near the address bar of your web browser. This is the same level of security that you would expect when shopping online or dealing with your bank.

What Are Cookies?

As is common practice with almost all websites and apps, this domain also uses cookies. Cookies are small files that are downloaded to your device, to improve your experience.

For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your web browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site and most others. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

With regard to cookie consent, this domain is fully compliant with the legal concepts of 'consent being unambiguous and involving a clear affirmative action' and also that 'withdrawing consent for handling personal information should be as easy as giving consent'

In full compliance with GDPR regulations you can therefore decline to accept any non-essential cookies when first visiting this website by selecting the 'Essential cookies only' button, which will be clearly displayed.

Also in full compliance with GDPR your may withdraw your consent for accepting non-essential cookies any time by using the 'Cookie settings' button found at the top of this page and elsewhere.

From time to time you may also be prompted to review your cookies preference.

The Types of Cookies We Set

  • Essential: This category represents the cookies which are needed in order your site to be fully functional and work as it should. We do not require your consent to make use of essential cookies. A good example of an essential cookie, is the one that records your cookie preferences.
  • Non-Essential: We use this collective term to describe cookies which are necessary for recording optional preferences and also for statistical and marketing purposes.
    • Optional Preferences: In order to provide you with a positive experience on this site we may provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page that is affected by your preferences.
    • Statistical: This type of cookie is used to store statistical cookies by services such as Google Analytics or Matomo. This helps us to measure traffic and provides us with information about those pages that people have visited and find useful. Any cookies we use for our own statistical purposes are anonymised, meaning that they do not track your movements or behaviour outside this website or app, based on your personal details or IP address.
    • Marketing: This category is for cookies with marketing purposes, such as those set by YouTube, Vimeo, social media networks and search engines. Essentially, anything to do with advertising.

Second Party and Third Party Cookies

In some cases we allow cookies provided by second parties who in turn may share your information with third parties. However, this domain does not allow any such cookies unless a visitor has provided prior affirmative consent to receive non-essential cookies.

Examples of second parties are Vimeo, YouTube, Google, Twitter or Facebook. These services will set their own cookies that we have little or no control over and they may share your information with third parties, such as an advertiser or a data analyst.

  • This site may use visitor analytics services to track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content. In compliance with GDPR we have disabled the facility such services to store IP addresses in a form which may allow identification of visitors to this website.
  • From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring we understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most.
  • We may also use social media buttons and/or modules on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work social media sites including Facebook, Twitter and others may deploy cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

GDPR and Cookies

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into law on 25 May 2018 and introduced new requirements for websites which handle information that can be used to identify individuals.

The regulations underline that consent to accept identifying cookies must be unambiguous and involve a clear affirmative action.

Moreover, the regulations clearly state that withdrawing consent for handling personal information should be as easy as giving consent.

More Information

Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren't sure whether you need or not it's usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site.

However if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us through one of our preferred contact methods: