[Edmonton County School Old Scholars' Association]

Privacy and use of Cookies

For the purposes of this privacy statement, a reference to 'ECSOSA' means the individual(s) managing the ECSOSA website on behalf of the Edmonton County School Old Scholars' Association, who may in turn report information to the Committee.

The ECSOSA website is hosted by 123-reg who keep logs of site activity which are made available to ECSOSA. These logs may include information provided by your browser such as the browser type, the preferred language, the referring site and the date and time of each page request. This information doesn't personally identify you in any way. The logs will also include the IP address that the web server sees the page requests coming from. The IP address has the potential to identify you personally but all it can do for ECSOSA in the vast majority of cases is to suggest your ISP or company name. The information in the logs is only used by ECSOSA to help examine and measure site usage.

The website uses Google Custom Search to provide local search on the site, Google Analytics for usage monitoring, Google Maps for mapping, and there are also some photo collections loaded from Google+ Photos (Google have migrated this service from Picasa Web). Similar information to that mentioned above could be recorded by Google.

The website has drawn on other third party services and content in the past but at the time of writing it is believed that it has all been removed. Should there be any remaining that have been overlooked, or any added in future, the third parties will also have access to similar information.

First party and third party cookies will be set when you access the ECSOSA website. First party cookies will use the ecsosa.org.uk and .ecsosa.org.uk domains and those are the only cookies that can be seen by the website. The following are the first party cookies presented to this page and any other page on the website should see the same cookies (though possibly with different content).

There are likely to be five cookies shown above. PHPSESSID is set due to the use of PHP on the site. PHP has the capability to handle session management on the server end (rather than needing to use cookies, scripting or messing around with URLs) and needs this one cookie to track which data applies to your session. Session management isn't being used directly by the website but a Facebook API in use does seem to set it up behind the scenes, even if it doesn't actually need to make any use of it.

You will also see four other cookies that are set because Google Analytics is being used on the site. These are first party cookies because the Google Analytics code runs as a script on the website but the content is only really meaningful to Google. You may notice that the same number appears in each cookie. That is actually a hash of the site's domain name.

Third party cookies may also be set as a consequence of the use of Google Custom Search, Google Maps and Google+ Photos.

No cookie opt-out is being offered by the site and for the purposes of the 'UK Cookie Law' (the UK implementation of the 'EU Cookie Directive') you are being considered to have given your consent to the use of cookies by your continued use of the site.

You may read more about cookies and how to control them at AboutCookies.org.

[ECSOSA: Quis separabit - Who shall separate us?]
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