Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

1. Policy statement

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.

Click here for independent information about cookies from the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office.

2. Creation of cookies

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

Cookie name Expires after Use
viewed_cookie_policy 12 months Indicates 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_src 30 days Set 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 days Track information about ads clicked on to come to the website so that we can see if they are working effectively.
PHPSESSID website is exited A 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.


2.2 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.

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

Cookie name Expires after
_ga 24 months
_gid 24 hours
_gat 1 minute
_gac_UA-17778465-1 90 days


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

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

Authorised by The Principal
Date September 2023
Effective date of the policy September 2023
Circulation Teaching staff / all staff / parents / students on request
Review date September 2026
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