Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Cookies used on
Cookie Name Purpose


Allows users to dismiss alerts on the website so they don't reappear.

CAN Advertising


We and our third-party suppliers collect Non-Personal Information about a visitor’s interactions with websites on our network and with the advertising we place on the network. For example, we use cookies to identify a visitor’s interests by gathering web viewing data. We also aggregate Non-Personal web viewing and computer data and combine this with information provided by other entities.

Council Advertising Network Privacy Policy

Cookie preference


These cookies are used to remember your choices about cookies on Where you have previously indicated a preference, it will be stored in a cookie. These cookies expire after 90 days.



This cookie is used to provide you with more relevant advertising across Facebook.

School admissions


This is a session cookie, which is a temporary cookie. It does not collect personal data from your computer.

Universal Analytics (Google)


These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.

Read Google's overview of privacy and safeguarding data

How do I change my cookie settings?

You can change your cookie preferences at any time from this page. You can 'accept' or 'reject' each of the cookies and then clicking ‘Save and close’. 

Alternatively, most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit or

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit