Privacy Policy

The information below sets out the details of Wester Hailes Education Centre privacy policy in relation to information collected on the website www.whec.edin.sch.uk.

Information about our Organisation and Web Site

Wester Hailes Education Centre can be contacted by email at admin@whec.edin.sch.uk.

Cookies

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We want to make services we delivered on the internet easy and our content richer and relevant. This sometimes involves placing cookies on your computer or mobile device.

Cookies are simple pieces of data stored on your hard drive. They are safe as they cannot be used to disseminate viruses and they can’t be executed as code.

Cookies we use cannot be used to identify you personally as no personal information such as your name, telephone numbers or email addresses are stored within these cookies.

Site Cookies

We use the WordPress framework to provide you with our web site. WordPress makes use of session cookies (which are automatically deleted every time you close your browser).

  • wordpress_test_cookie – stores whether Cookies are enabled or not, expires when your browser closes.
  • wordpress_logged_in_* – stores whether you are logged in as a site user (this will ony be true for staff and administrators)
  • wfvt, wp-settings-5 and wp-settings-time-5 – These cookies contain some information about your general geographic location (used to remember your time zone, for example).

Site Visitor Profiling

We use Google Analytics to collect statistical data about our visitors. We collect this information in a way that does not identify you and the data is not shared with anybody else. We use the information to learn about how visitors use our website, and can adapt and improve the user experience based on such analysis.

  • __utma Keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site pertaining to the cookie, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred.
  • __utmb Records moment in time when a visitor enters a site and expires at the end of the session.
  • __utmc Records moment in time when a visitor leaves a site and expires after 30 minutes.
  • __utmz Keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked on and what keyword was used.

Further Information:

Sometimes we may embed video clips (such as those on YouTube) or similar content within articles from a third party. When this happens, that third party may place cookies on your machine. This is outside of our control, and you should consulting their website for details of their own Cookie Policies.

If you have any comments on our privacy policy, please contact us using the following email address: admin@whec.edin.sch.uk