Cookies

Kapow Cookie Policy

A cookie is a small text file which is placed onto your computer or device when you browse our website. This website uses cookies and similar technologies in order to distinguish you from other users, to provide you with a better experience and to improve our site by better understanding how you use it.

We are allowed to store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site. For all other types of cookies we provide an easy way for you to control their use (see below). We will assume you accept our cookie policy if you continue using our site.

For more details on the personal data that we use and the measures we have in place to protect your personal data, please refer to our Privacy Policy.

 

What types of cookies are there?

Cookies fall into two groups:

  • First party cookies are those placed directly by us and are used only by us. We have carefully chosen these cookies and have taken steps to ensure that your privacy and personal data is protected and respected at all times.
  • You may also receive certain third party cookies on your computer or device. Third party cookies are those placed by websites and services other than us, e.g. Twitter or YouTube. We don’t have any control over third party cookies.

Within these groups, there are several different types of cookies that may be used on a website:

  • Strictly necessary cookies – These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
  • Functionality cookies – These are cookies that automatically recognise you when you return to our site and remember choices that you have previously made in order to improve your experience. For example, where users select their preferred language or layout.
  • Analytical/Performance cookies – These cookies collect anonymous information about users for the purpose of assessing the performance of a website. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.  Common uses include well-known web analytics tools such as ‘Google Analytics’.
  • Marketing cookies – Marketing cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

 

What cookies does our site use?


Functionality cookies:

Name(s) of Cookie(s): ‘kapow-cookies’

This cookie recognises that you have previously visited the site and accepted that the site uses cookies, stopping the cookies pop up from appearing again

First/Third Party: First


Analytical/Performance cookies:

Group of Cookies: Google Analytics
Name(s) of Cookie(s): __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz

Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”), to help us see how our website is used. In doing so information about your use of the Kapow Primary website, including your IP address, may be transmitted to Google and stored on servers in the United States. The data collected by Google Analytics is used to analyse how frequently the same people revisit our website, how the website is found (from advertising or referring websites), and which pages are most frequently viewed. The longest lasting cookie expires 2 years after your last visit to the website. Others are deleted 6 months, 30 minutes and the moment you close your browser.

First/Third Party: First


Group of Cookies:
Vimeo
Name(s) of Cookie(s): __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz, last_page, embed_preferences, has_logged_in, stats_start_date, stats_end_date, CAL, GAPS, N_T, S_adsense, adsenseReferralSourceId, adsenseReferralSubId, adsenseReferralUrl, adsenseReferralUrlQuery, APISID, HSID, NID, PREF, SAPISID, SID, SNID, SSID

Vimeo sets a number of cookies on any page that embeds a Vimeo video. While we have no control over these cookies, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Vimeo viewers, to hold information about current viewing video settings as well as a personal identification token, if you are logged into Vimeo. Furthermore, a set of cookies regarding Google Adsense advertising campaigns might be set, which contain identifiers that record user browsing behaviour.

First/Third Party: First


Marketing cookies

Group of Cookies: Sharp Spring
Name(s) of Cookie(s): koitk __ss, __ss_tk, __ss_referrer

Sharp Spring sets Tracking Cookies and Session Identifier tokens to track visitors and form submissions, e.g. the ‘Contact Us’ form, so we are able to identify how users have found our site and

First/Third Party: First

 

Your cookie control

You can choose to enable or disable cookies in your internet browser. By default, most internet browsers accept cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or visit http://www.aboutcookies.org.uk/managing-cookies