Cookies Usage

Our cookies notice tells you how we use cookies on our website and how we use the data they collect.

What are cookies, and how does Homefield use them?

Cookies are very small text files which ask permission to be stored on your computer’s hard drive when you visit a website. Once you agree, the file is added which helps us analyse the traffic to our website.  They help us see which pages you visited and give us an idea of your user journey.

The cookie data may include your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths, as well as information about the timing, frequency and pattern of your usage of our website.

Examples of cookies used on our website include submissions through the contact forms found on our Contact the College and Employer Enquiries pages. When you submit a query through these forms, cookies may be set to remember your details for any future messages. We also use site preference cookies which helps provide you with great user experience by remembering your preferences for how to use the site. In order to do this, cookies gather information whenever you use the website.

How do I manage and disable cookies?

You can disable any cookies already stored on your computer, but these may stop our website from functioning properly. You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser, and you can see which cookies have been placed on your computer from each site. Each browser has a different process for managing and disabling cookies, so please see the Help page of your internet browser for how to do this.

What other cookies might be used on your website?

Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use the Homefield website. This data is used solely for the purpose of improving our website to give the best possible experience we can. Google Analytics retain cookie data for 14 months, by which it will automatically be deleted upon the end of this period. You can read the full details of the Google Analytics privacy policy.

Social Media
We use social media sites to promote the Homefield experience and share with followers our latest news. On some pages of our website, you can share the post using social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. When you share a post in this manner, a cookie is placed so that we can track how frequently posts are being shared and which posts are popular with viewers. You can read the full details of the Facebook privacy policy, the Twitter privacy policy, and the Pinterest privacy policy.

We use YouTube to share videos that promote the Homefield experience as well as the work of our students and day service members. These videos are embedded into the website, and if you decide to watch these, then YouTube may place a cookie to track your activity on their site. You can read the full details of the YouTube privacy policy.

How can I request further information?

You can contact us via email or call Reception and ask to speak to a member of the Data Protection team.

Our full privacy policy is available on the website under Key Documents.