St Mary's CE Foundation

Cookies (not the edible ones) & how you use this website

Cookies and how you use this website

To make this website easier to use we sometimes place small text files on your device (for example your iPad or laptop). These are known as 'cookies’. Most big websites do this too. They improve things by:

  • Remembering the things, you have chosen so you don't have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
  • remembering data, you've given (for example your address) so you don't need to keep entering it
  • measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs

By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device. We do not use cookies on this website that collect information about what other websites you visit (often referred to as privacy intrusive cookies). Our cookies aren't used to identify you personally. They're just here to make the site work better for you. Indeed, you can manage and/or delete these files as you wish. To learn more about cookies and how to manage them visit or watch a video about cookies.


How you use this website (something called 'Google Analytics')

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it's meeting peoples' needs and to understand how we can make the website work better. Google Analytics stores information about what pages on this site you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on when you are here. We do not collect or store any other personal data (e.g. your name or address) so this data cannot be used to identify who you are.

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 data  on how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search, or paid search

We also collect data on the number of times a word is searched for on the site and the number of failed searches. We use this information to improve access to the site and to identify gaps in the content and see if it is something we should add to the site.

Unless the law allows us, we do not:

  • share any of the data we collect about you with others or
  • use this data to identify individuals

Other people's cookies

Turning off cookies

You can stop cookies being downloaded onto your computer to other device by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. If you do this, however you may not be able to use the full functionality of the website. There is more information about how to delete or stop using cookies on About If you wish you can also opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics.

Further guidance on the use of personal information can be found at