Cookie Policy

This website uses cookies as a way of improving the visitor experience.

This is common practice around the world and the majority of websites that you visit will probably use cookies for one reason or another.

There is now an EU cookie law (e-Privacy Directive) which has been in place since 26 May 2011. The law states that website owners must obtain the consent of people who are accessing a website where cookies are being used. In order for this consent to be given we must make sure that people who visit our website understand that the website uses cookies. They can then decide whether they wish to continue using the website or not.

The following information explains what cookies are, how and why we use them, and, how you can stop cookies being stored on your machine if you do not wish for them to be used.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your device by our website.

Each cookie will contain some information which allows our website to remember things like your preferences and to respond to you as an individual. Cookies ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’).

Cookies are also used as part of programs that track visitors to the website and the visitor journeys on the website. This information enables us to understand which pages you have visited and what journeys you have taken through the website. This allows us to try and identify ways that we can improve the website. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes.

If a website doesn’t use cookies, it will think you are a new visitor every time you move to a new page on the site.

Overall, cookies help us to provide you with a better website, by helping us to monitor which pages you find useful.

What cookies does this site use?

The Bay House School & Sixth Form website may use one or more of the following Cookies during your visit.

Type Name Purpose
Google Analytics _ga
Google Analytics cookies are used to track which pages you have visited and your journey through the site. These allow us to try and identify ways we can improve the website.
Cookie Consent catAccCookies Cookie set by the UK cookie consent plugin to record that you accept the fact that the site uses cookies.

What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set

If you would like to restrict or block web browser cookies that could be placed on your computer or device then you can do this via your browser settings. To find out more visit (link opens in new window).

If you would like to restrict or block cookies from Google Analytics across all websites visit (link opens in new window).

Please note that, without cookies, this website may not work as expected.