Privacy and Cookie Information

Reference should be made to the East Lothian Council Privacy Policy in addition to specific statements below.

 

MailChimp

Our website permits you to request a Daily Email of new news articles that have been posted.  This email distribution list is handled by MailChimp in line with the MailChimp Privacy policy.  You may unsubscribe at any time from this list by following the unsubscribe link at the bottom of each email.

Cookies

  • Any personal data collected through this website will be treated as confidential in line with the principles of the Data Protection Act 2018.

  • We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you.
  • However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by the our website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how. More information on this can be found from the link below.

What are cookies?

"Cookies" are small files left behind on your computer when you visit a website. This allows sites to recognise who you are and do things like personalising webpages for you or keep you logged-in to a secure area of the site.

Because of privacy concerns, many users choose to limit how cookies are stored.

To find out more about cookies, including how to control and delete them, please visit the allaboutcookies.org website.

How we use cookies

When you sign-in

Authorised users will sign-in to post relevant content on our website.  In this case a cookie is stored to keep you signed-in when you do so.  

To see how you use our site

We use Google Analytics to help analyse the use of our website. This tool stores cookies on your machine to collect standard visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form. The information collected (including your IP address) is sent to Google. We can then log-in to Google and evaluate what pages you look at.

We do not collect any information that personally identifies visitors to our site. We do not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source as part of our use of Google Analytics. Also, Google will not associate your IP address with any other data they hold.

If you do not want to be tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, add an opt-out browser tool from Google.

The Knox Academy websites sets the following cookies:

  • Google Analytics cookies,
  • Google Translate cookies,
  • a session cookie

Third party cookies

There are a number of pages on our site which embed videos, images, maps and other content from third party sites. Cookies placed on your computer by third party sites are not controlled by us and we do not control how these third parties use cookies.