Cookie Policy

At Portway Junior School, we strive to offer services that are convenient, beneficial, and dependable. Some of our services are accessible online, and this may require us to store small information files (known as cookies) on your device, such as your computer or mobile phone.

Our website utilises cookies to differentiate you from other users of our website. This will enhance your browsing experience and enable us to enhance our website's functionality. 

Please note that cookies do not gather personal information from your device. The only information stored in a cookie is the data provided by the website's server.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small files of letters and numbers which are stored on a user’s computer. They are designed to hold a modest amount of data specific to a particular client and website and can be accessed either by the web server or the client's computer. This allows the server to deliver a page tailored to a particular user, or the page itself can contain some script which is aware of the data in the cookie and so is able to carry information from one visit to the website to the next.

Cookies are used to improve services for you through:

  • Strictly necessary — these cookies are necessary for our website to function. They consist of, for instance, cookies that let you utilise online booking forms or log into specific areas of our website.
  • Functionality/session - acknowledging that you might have previously provided a login and password, so you don't need to do it for each page requested;
  • A web analytics service offered by Google, Inc. is Google Analytics. These cookies enable us to count the number of people who visit and use our website's services, as well as track their online activity. By making it simpler to use, making sure visitors can quickly discover what they're searching for, and ensuring there is enough capacity, aids in our efforts to improve the functionality of our website. They make it possible for the web server to recognise and monitor web browser data. Although this data is gathered, it is aggregated, anonymous, and not connected to data that identifies any specific person; and
  • Third-party cookies – some third-party software utilises its own cookies over which we have little or no control. You can find out about their cookies by visiting their websites.
    Types of Cookies

Cookie Use Online

Both "session" cookies and "persistent" cookies are used on the website. To keep track of you while you traverse the website, we employ session cookies. To recognise you when you visit our website and log in to access secure information, we employ persistent cookies.

The connections between the client and the server are made using session cookies. When the browser is closed, they are removed from your computer.

Until they are removed from your computer or until a specific expiration date, persistent cookies will stay there.

With the exception of necessary cookies, which are needed for the website to remember your settings. After 30 days, all cookies will expire.

How to control Cookies

Most browsers allow you to adjust the browser settings to refuse some or all cookies, although most accept cookies by default.  Your browser's 'Help' feature should explain how to achieve this. As an alternative, you might like to go to, which has in-depth instructions on how to control your cookies on a variety of browsers. You may not be able to access all or portions of our website, or some parts of the website may not function at all, if you opt not to get the Website cookies. Your experience with our website may also not be as speedy or responsive as if you do receive cookies.

By navigating to your browser's settings, you can control your cookie consent at any moment.

Click on a cookie to open it in order to examine your cookie code. A brief string of text and numbers will appear. Only the server who sent you the cookie may view the digits, which function as your identity card. You must consult your phone's handbook to learn how to do this using the browser on a mobile device.To opt-out of third-parties collecting data regarding your interaction on our website, please refer to their websites for further information.

For more details on our use of cookies and why we use them please contact the Data Protection Officer on [email protected]