This file is Edinburgh Council’s guidance on how we handle personal and sensitive information in schools.
We want to make services we delivered on the internet easy and our content richer and relevant. This sometimes involves placing cookies on your computer or mobile device.
Cookies are simple pieces of data stored on your hard drive. They are safe as they cannot be used to disseminate viruses and they can’t be executed as code.
Cookies we use cannot be used to identify you personally as no personal information such as telephone numbers or email addresses are stored within these cookies.
Cookies used on our website
We will save the following cookies on your computer:
Our website is hosted and designed using WordPress.com. This is one of the most popular site building services on the internet, powering over 69 million sites.
WordPress does not use operational cookies. Cookies may used if you access the site when logged-in with a WordPress account. These include:
- wordpress_test_cookie – this establishes your connection to WordPress
- wordpress_logged_in – this is a session cookie used to aid navigation when logged in to WordPress
There are no mandatory first-party cookies used.
These cookies are essential for the function of the site and contain no personally-identifying information:
- __qca – set by Quantcast, an independent measurement and research company, that compiles the stats for WordPress.com sites.
General cookie advice
You could also delete cookies from your device and change cookies setting in your chosen browser – How to delete cookies.