Cookies are used on MCS websites including our public school website, our portals, OW and Sports sites. By continuing to browse these sites we will assume your tacit acceptance of our use of cookies described below, in line with guidelines from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office. Guidance is given below to help you understand our use of cookies on our websites, and how to prevent cookies being processed by your web browser if you wish to. Note that some pages on our websites may not function correctly if certain types of cookie are disabled. 

Cookies are small files used on websites to track activity, remember preferences etc. These small files are stored on your device when you browse to certain pages and certain sites.

Cookies are used in as few places as possible on the Magdalen College School website, but a small number are required to be used for the site to operate correctly. When you access the site cookies will be stored on the device from which you are browsing. We do this to help us analyse the usefulness/popularity of the various parts of our site. No personal data is stored via cookies on this website.

Of the small number of cookies required by our sites, the majority are “first party” or “session” cookies. They are used as you browse from page to page. They usually disappear when you close your web browser and are cookies controlled by us. Our website software makes use of Google Analytics cookies, which are first party cookies allowing us to optimise the website based on usage.

A small number of cookies we use are “third party” cookies and arise as a result of web services we may link to, such as Twitter, Facebook or YouTube. These third parties will have their own cookie policies available for you to check.

Data protection law, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011, requires site owners to obtain consent to use cookies from anyone browsing pages on which cookies are used. However, in such cases as cookies are “strictly necessary for the delivery of a service requested by the user”, consent is implied by continued access to the site and does not need to be explicitly given by the user. This is the situation pertaining to the MCS website.

How do I change my cookie settings?

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