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Privacy and Cookies

Data Protection

From 25th May 2018 there were changes made to the current data protection regulations (GDPR).  Long Wittenham Primary School regards the protection of personal data relating to staff, children and parents/carers as a very important matter.  ​On the school website, in accordance with best practice, we have published our updated data protection policy and Pupil Privacy notice.  The Pupil Privacy notice outlines the pupil information that we collect, hold and share including the lawful basis about how we use this information.​​If you would like a printed copy of the data protection policy and privacy notice please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

Privacy on the website

This website does not contain any confidential information on our staff or students. We do not use the website to gather or store information on pupils or parents. We do use Google analytics to help us gather website visitor information for the sole purpose of improving the website for our visitors. For more information see below.

Use of Photographs on the website

Photographs on this site are used on the basis of consent gained from pupils’ parents, guardians and staff. Pupils who’s consent has not been given for use of their image on the website / social media will not be included in photographs on the website. Parents, guardians and children may ask to have specific images of them removed (regardless of general consent) and we will remove them within 2 working days of receiving the request. Please use the contact page to make requests.

Questions relating to privacy

Please direct any questions on the subject of privacy to :
Telephone: 01865 407850
Or ask in person in the school office.

Use of cookies

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use this website. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • the pages you visit on this website
  • how long you spend on each page on this website
  • how you got to the site 
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site

We don’t collect or store your personal information (eg your name or address) so this information can’t be used to identify who you are.

We don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

Google Analytics sets the following cookies:

Universal Analytics

_gaThis helps us count how many people visit this website by tracking if you’ve visited before2 years
_gatUsed to manage the rate at which page view requests are made10 minutes

Google Analytics

_utmaLike _ga, this lets us know if you’ve visited before, so we can count how many of our visitors are new to this website or to a certain page2 years
_utmbThis works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time you spend on this website30 minutes
_utmcThis works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browserwhen you close your browser
_utmzThis tells us how you reached this website (eg from another website or a search engine)6 months

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies.

Content on this page has been adapted from GOV.UK policy on cookies, under Open Government Licence v3.0