Cookie Policy


Please note by continuing to use this website you are consenting to us using cookies for the purposes stated in our cookie policy below. If you do not consent to our cookie policy, you should follow the steps below to manage and disable cookies using your browser.

Please be aware that if you disable cookies certain sections of our website will not function properly.

Information We Collect And Store About You

In operating our website we may collect and process the following data about you:

  1. Details of your visits to our website and the information that you access, including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data.
  2. Information that you provide in entering details on forms on our website, such as when you registered for information or apply for a service or make a purchase or information you provide to me when you communicate with me for any reason. This may include personal, business, banking and credit/debit card information.

We will fervently take all reasonable steps to make sure that your data is treated securely and line with this Privacy Policy. Data that is provided to me is stored on our secure servers and details relating to any transactions entered will be encrypted to ensure its safety.

Use of Cookies

On occasion, we may gather information about your computer or access device for our services and to provide statistical information regarding the use of our website. This will not identify you personally or any of your personal details whatsoever.

Similarly to the above, we may gather information about your general internet use by using a cookie file, which may be downloaded to your computer automatically. This cookie file is stored on the hard drive of your computer and help me to improve our website and the service that we provide to you.

Your computer has the ability to decline cookies by activating the setting on your browser to this effect. Please note that should you choose to decline cookies, you may be unable to access certain information or parts of our website.

Our advertisers or partners may also use cookies, over which we have no control. Such cookies would be downloaded once you click on advertisements or links on our website (these are marked appropriately).

Please be advised that we do not reveal information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers or partners unless specified but we may, on occasion, provide them with aggregated statistical information about our visitors.

Website Cookies

First party cookies are set directly by this web site and can only be accessed by this website. The domain of the cookie may or depending on the origin of the cookie.

We only store one cookie on your computer, but we use Google Analytics on this site and that sets a number of first party cookies (see Google Analytics below).

Cookie Name Owner Description Expires
wordpress_[hash] Winchester College at War This cookie is used to store your authentication details. Its use is limited to the admin console area. 120 minutes from set/update
wordpress_logged_in_[hash] Winchester College at War This cookie is used to indicate when you’re logged in, and who you are, for most interface use. 120 minutes from set/update

The actual cookies above contain hashed data, so you don’t have to worry about someone gleaning your username and password by reading the cookie data. A hash is the result of a specific mathematical formula applied to some input data (in this case your user name and password, respectively). It’s quite hard to reverse a hash (bordering on practical infeasibility with today’s computers). This means it is very difficult to take a hash and “unhash” it to find the original input data.

These cookies along with those listed below monitor website usage, help find what pages are popular on our website, where to make ongoing improvements amongst other things. The ICO regard these as “minimally intrusive”. You can opt-out of Google Analytics by visiting their opt-out page.

Cookie Name Owner Description Expires
__utma Google Analytics This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to the site and it is updated with each page view. 2 years from set/update
__utmb Google Analytics This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with the site. 30 minutes from set/update
__utmc Google Analytics This cookie is no longer used by the ga.js tracking code to determine session status, but may still exist in your web browser.
__utmz Google Analytics This cookie stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach the site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. 6 months from set/update
__utmv Google Analytics This cookie stores any additional site settings to improve your experience. 2 years from set/update
__utmx, __utmxx Google Website Optimizer This cookie is used by Website Optimizer, to ensure the visitor has a consistent experience on the site. 2 years from set/update