Privacy and Cookies Policy
This privacy notice explains how we collect, store and use personal data about students.
We, The Mercian Trust, are the ‘data controller’ for the purposes of data protection law.
We collect information about you when you browse to our website using:
- Standard internet log information, used by Google Analytics.
This information is stored on our internet hosting provider’s services, further details about their policy can be found here.
- Make our website work as you’d expect;
- Remember your settings during and between visits;
- Improve the speed/security of the site;
- Continuously improve our website for you.
- Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission);
- Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission);
- Pass data to advertising networks;
- Pass personally identifiable data to third parties;
- Pay sales commissions.
You can learn more about all the cookies we use below.
Our own cookies
- Remembering your search settings.
There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.
Third party functions
Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties.
Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies
Turning Cookies Off
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our’s and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software. The cookie information text on this site was derived from content provided by Attacat Internet Marketing http://www.attacat.co.uk/, a marketing agency based in Edinburgh. If you need similar information for your own website you can use their free cookie audit tool.
Use of Google Analytics
Use of Google Analytics
When someone visits one of our Trust’s websites, we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.
Google’s privacy statement on the use of analytics may be accessed here.