What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that can be placed on your device that allows us to recognize and remember your preferences on the site. A cookie often includes a unique identifier, which is an anonymous number (randomly generated) and is stored on your computer’s hard drive or tablet or mobile device. When you visit our website, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology. Cookies do not contain any personal information about you and cannot be used to identify an individual user. Some expire at the end of your website session; others remain on your computer for longer.
You have the option through your web browsers settings to allow, reject cookies, or selectively accept cookies, or delete cookies previously accepted. Please be aware that rejecting or deleting cookies from our website may make certain functions unavailable to you.
- Keeping you signed in. The cookie remembers any log in details you entered so that you do not need to re-log in.
- Understanding how you use our site and track which pages you visit to try and keep content useful and interesting.
- Showing you information that is relevant to you.
Cookies Used on the Website
There are two types of cookie you may encounter when using our website:
First party cookies: these are our own cookies, controlled by Eagle Hill School and used to provide information about usage of our site.
Third party cookies: these are cookies found in other companies’ internet tools which we are using to enhance our site, for example Social Media sites such as Facebook have their own cookies, which are controlled by them.
How to Manage and Delete Cookies
However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our websites, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how.
Alternatively, you may wish to visit allaboutcookies.org or aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your device as well as more general information about cookies.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.
To opt-out of third-parties collecting any data about your interaction on our website, please refer to their websites for further information.
Director of Marketing and Communications
Eagle Hill School
242 Old Petersham Road
Hardwick, MA 01037