This policy document describes the purpose of cookies, and also outlines our use of cookies on this web site. By using this web site, you agree that you have read and understood this policy and that you accept the use of cookies on this site.

When you visit our web site, it may send a small file to your computer or device called a cookie. Cookies contain pieces of information pertinent to your browser and your browsing session.

Cookie information

The two main different types of cookie that may be used are:

  1. Essential Cookies
    These cookies are essential for the running of a website, without the use of these cookies parts of a website would not be able to function. Things like shopping baskets, and user personalisation are examples of essential cookies.
  2. Analytical Performance Cookies
    These types of cookies are used to monitor the performance of a website and how it is used. These cookies provide information that helps improve usability and also to identify any areas that may need maintenance. Cookies may also be used to track IP addresses. This is a number that can identify an Internet Service Provider and country location. It cannot provide personal information.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit or

Controlling the use of Cookies

You are not obliged to accept cookies and may modify your browser so that it will not accept them. The browser you use not only allows you to see the cookies saved on your computer, but also to control their use. You can control them by allowing them, deleting them individually, or deleting all of them. You can also set your browser to not accept cookies altogether. Do bear in mind that if the latter option is selected, many websites will not function properly, or at all.

It may be possible to set your browser to not accept cookies by default, instead asking for your consent before each cookie is set on your device. This gives you complete control over how cookies operate on your device. However, this does have the drawback of slowing down your browsing experience.

There are different levels of control, too. You are able to prevent just third-party cookies being deployed (such as those from advertising services), and some browsers or optional plug-ins even allow you to block specific companies from whom you do not wish to deploy a cookie, instead of selecting all companies. Please refer to your device's web browser or plug-in guide for details:

Our Cookie Usage

The Your School Archive web site uses cookies for analytical purposes (so we can monitor which pages are popular, and how many visitors we get and from where and using which sorts of devices). No personally identifiable information is collected (just generic technical stuff about your device's web browser and where in the world you've come from). Blocking these cookies will have no affect on the functionality of this web site.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all web sites, visit, where you can download a Google add-on for your web browser that blocks all tracking cookies.