A “cookie” is a small data file transferred by a Website to your computer’s hard drive. Cookies are typically classified as either “session” cookies or “permanent” cookies.

“Session” cookies do not stay on your computer after you leave our Website or close your browser. The aggregate information collected permits us to analyse traffic patterns on our site. This can enable us over time to provide a better experience on our site by improving content or personalisation and making our site easier to use.

“Permanent” cookies are those that remain on your computer. They are used to facilitate shopping, personalisation and registration services. For example, cookies can keep track of what you have selected to purchase as you continue to shop and allow you to enter your password only once on Web pages where a login is required. “Permanent” cookies can be manually removed by the user.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies by default, but you can usually refuse cookies or selectively accept certain cookies by adjusting the preferences in your browser. If you turn off cookies, there may be some features of our site that will not be available to you and some Web pages may not display properly. You can find information on popular browsers and how to adjust your cookie preferences at the following Websites:

Which Cookies Do We Use?

The following are the cookies we use on the Website:

  1. ASP.NET_SessionId: This is a general purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written with Microsoft .NET based technologies. It is usually used to maintain an anonymised user session by the server.
  2. _utma: This cookie is used by Google Analytics to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
  3. _utmz: This cookie is used by Google Analytics to capture the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached our site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
  4. _utmb: This cookie is used by Google Analytics to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
  5. _utmt & _gat: These cookies are used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.
  6. _ga & _gid: These cookies are used by Google Analytics to distinguish users. _atuvc ,_atuvs & _atssc : These cookies are associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms.

Google Analytics

The Website uses Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors use the Website. The Cookies used by this product collect information in an anonymous form and are used by many different websites. If you wish to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, please visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Managing Cookies Usage

You may refuse to accept or you may disable cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of the Website or unable to avail of our services. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log on to the Website. You can find out how to do this for your particular browser by clicking “help” on your browser’s menu or by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org.

Web beacons

A Web beacon is an electronic image, called a single-pixel (1×1) or clear GIF. Web beacons can recognise certain types of information on a visitor’s computer, such as a visitor’s cookie number, time and date of a page view and a description of the page where the Web beacon is placed. You may render some Web beacons unusable by rejecting their associated cookies. Note: Clongowes Wood College SJ Web pages do not use Web beacons.

Who we share your information with

Clongowes Wood College SJ makes no attempt to identify individual visitors, or to associate the technical details collected (IP addresses etc.) with any individual. It is the policy of Clongowes Wood College SJ never to disclose personal or technical information in respect of individual Website visitors to any third party, unless obliged to disclose such information by rule of law.

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