Cookie Policy

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The Ashbourne College website only creates first party cookies (cookies written by our website which are not accessible by any other websites, i.e. no information is shared with other websites via cookies)

Note that the use of cookies by the Ashbourne College website is pointed out to the first time visitor, along with a link to this “How we use Cookies” information.

1.0 The following cookies may be created by the Ashbourne College website:

Cookie nameExpires afterUse
viewed_cookie_policy12 monthsIndicates that the cookie policy popup information bar has been hidden. You may delete or block this cookie: this will prevent the cookie popup policy information bar being hidden.
ga_src30 daysSet if the visitor came to the site by clicking on a Google AdWords advert. You may delete or block this cookie; it is used to track if our advertising is delivering value for money.
_track_utm_*30 daysTrack information about ads clicked on to come to the website so that we can see if they are working effectively.
PHPSESSIDwebsite is exitedA session cookie that practically all websites create to be able to function technically despite being stateless. This cookie is essential to the operation of the website.


1.1 Google analytics is used to anonymously track visitor information to, and within, the Ashbourne College website, to help us to monitor traffic and to improve the website. This includes anonymous information about any Google AdWords traffic which is directed to the website.

1.2 The following cookies may be created by the website’s Google Analytics code:

Cookie nameExpires after
_ga24 months
_gid24 hours
_gat1 minute
_gac_UA-17778465-190 days


1.3 For more information see Google Analytics’ cookie usage information.

1.4 These cookies may be deleted, or blocked, and the website will continue to function.

Authorised byThe Principal
DateNovember 2019
Effective date of the policyNovember 2019
CirculationTeaching staff / all staff / parents / Students on request
Review dateSeptember 2020