By using this website, you consent to the serving and processing of data in the manner and for the purposes set out below.
The following table explains the cookies we use and why.
|TSAT session cookie||tsat-sess||Stores session based user preferences, such as an acknowledgement of a message.||Expires when browser is closed.|
|WordPress commenter name||comment_author||Stores the name entered into the comments name text field, so that a user is not required to repeatedly type their name.||Expires one year after creation/update.|
|WordPress commenter email||comment_author_email||Stores the email address entered into the comments email text field, so that a user is not required to repeatedly type their full email address.||Expires one year after creation/update.|
|WordPress commenter website||comment_author_url||Stores the website URL entered into the comments website text field, so that a user is not required to repeatedly type their website's URL.||Expires one year after creation/update.|
|WordPress session||wordpress_ + 32 characters||Stores a logged in user's authentication details required for accessing the admin console area.||Expires two months after creation/update.|
|WordPress logged in session||wordpress_logged_in_ + 32 characters||Session based authentication details, required to keep a user logged in, as is set when logging into the admin console area.||Expires when browser is closed.|
|WordPress cookie test||wordpress_test_cookie||Tests if a user's web browser will accept cookies. This cookie is required for some site features to function.||Expires when browser is closed.|
|WordPress user preferences||wp_settings-1, wp_settings-times-1||Stores a user's preferences for viewing pages within the site e.g. customisation of the interface. Customisation of the interface is only available once logged into the admin console area.||Expires one year after creation/update.|
Third Party Cookies
Third party sites and/or products may be used to enhance the user experience, to enable specific features and/or functionality and to gather statistics relating to the use and navigation of The Portsmouth Academy websites to inform development.
Websites published by The Portsmouth Academy do utilise third party sites and products that may create and store cookies beyond the control of The Portsmouth Academy. Where possible, The Portsmouth Academy has attempted to identify any such cookies, and ascertain the purposes for which they are used.
The table below explains the cookies possibly used by third-party services.
|Google Maps||khcookie, NID, SNID and PREF||These cookies are used by Google to store user preferences and information when viewing pages with Google maps upon them. Use of this service is designed to provide detailed information on how to locate The Portsmouth Academy.||Overview of privacy at Google,Terms of Service for Google Maps|
|Google Analytics||_ga||Used to distinguish users.||Overview of privacy at Google, Terms of Service for Google Analytics|
|Google Analytics||__utmc|| Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.
|Overview of privacy at Google, Terms of Service for Google Analytics|
|Google Analytics||__utmv||Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.||Overview of privacy at Google, Terms of Service for Google Analytics|
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a simple text file that is created by website/service and then stored upon an end-users device. When the cookie is stored only the website that created the cookie is able to access and read the contents contained within the cookie file. Each cookie is unique to a user's web browser and may contain information including unique identifiers and the site name and expiration dates etc…
Cookies can be used to provide a number of functions, for example: login or authentication, storing preferences, content layout or provision and efficient page navigation. Cookies are used to aid the visitors interaction with a website. Websites that do not utilise cookies, generally, are unable to recognise returning users. For example, if a website required authentication to access a particular service, a visitor could be required to enter their login details every time they navigated to a new page, as without a cookie the website is unable to provide continuous authentication.
Cookies may also be used to provide and collect information for marketing or advertising purposes. Such cookies can be used to collate information on a visitors location and/or browsing habits.
Cookies may be created by the provider of the website being viewed ("first party cookies") or they may be created by other websites/services that current website is using to display content or background services ("third party cookies").
Further information about cookies, including how to disable/enable and delete them, can be found at the following website www.aboutcookies.org.
Cookies created by plug-ins, such as Adobe's Flash Player, cannot generally be controlled or deleted from within a web browser's settings. Websites published by The Portsmouth Academy may use your browser's Adobe Flash Player plug-in to play video content. For information on how to delete or disable Flash cookies (also known as local shared objects) is available from Adobe's website at www.adobe.com. However, if you configure your Adobe Flash Player plug-in to block Flash cookies, you may not be able to play video content.
Changes to cookie usage