COOKIES POLICY

WHAT ARE COOKIES?

St. John’s International School uses cookies on our websites to provide enhanced functionality and improve the user experience. A cookie is a file that is downloaded onto your computer or mobile phone when you visit certain sites. Cookies enable a website to store and retrieve information about the browsing habits of a user or device and can in some cases be used to identify a particular user, depending on the information they contain or the way in which the device is used.

The installation of these devices in your computer could imply a processing of personal data. If you authorised this installation, you will have consented to the processing of your personal data. In this sense, you can obtain more information, regarding the processing of your personal data, by consulting our Privacy Policy at: https://www.stjohns.be/privacy-notice.

THE COOKIES THAT WE USE ON THIS WEBSITE ARE THE FOLLOWING:

  • Required Cookies

These Cookies are necessary to enable the basic features of this site to function, such as providing secure log-in, allowing images to load, or allowing you to select your cookie preferences. 

You can provide your consent for: 

  • Functional Cookies

These Cookies allow us to analyse your use of the site to evaluate and improve its performance. They may also be used to provide a better customer experience on this site, such as by remembering your log-in details, optimizing video performance, or providing us information about how our site is used.

  • Targeting Cookies

These Cookies are used to show you ads that are more relevant to you. We may share this information with advertisers or use it to better understand your interests. For example, Advertising Cookies may be used to share data with advertisers so that the ads you see are more relevant to you, allow you to share certain pages with social networks, or keep track of when visitors return to our site.

COOKIES APPLIED

Cookies used in our Website:

  • Own: Those sent to the user’s terminal from a computer or domain managed by the editor, which also provides the service requested by the user.
  • Third party: Those sent to the user’s terminal from a computer or domain that is not managed by the editor, but by a different entity that processes collected data by means of cookies. We use Google Analytics. More information is available at: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=es.

ACCORDING TO THE STORAGE PERIOD

  • Session cookies: they are a type of cookie designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a web page.
  • Persistent cookies: they are a type of cookie in which the data is still stored in the terminal and can be accessed and processed during a period defined by the person responsible for the cookie, and which can range from a few minutes to several years.

IP ADDRESSES

The website servers will automatically be able to detect the IP Address and domain name used by the user. An IP Address is a number which is automatically assigned to a computer when it connects to the Internet. All of this information is collected in a file about server activity that allows subsequent processing of data; with the aim to collect statistical measurements only, which show the number of printed pages, the number of visits to web services, the reasons of the visit, the point of access, etc.

SECURITY

The website uses information security technologies which are accepted throughout the industry, such as FireWalls, methods to control access and cryptic mechanisms. All of these have the objective of preventing unauthorised access to the data. In order to carry out these purposes, the user/ client accepts that the provider collects data for purposes of authentication for access control.

HOW TO ELIMINATE THE COOKIES OF THE MOST COMMON BROWSERS

If you do not want to allow the use of cookies on our web site, please follow these instructions:

  • INTERNET EXPLORER: Click on “Internet Options” in the “Tools” menu and then select the “Privacy” tab. Select the desired setting and click on the advanced settings button. Activate the “Override automatic cookie handling” box. Select the “Accept” or “Block” option.

  • FIREFOX: Click on “Tools > Options” in the menu bar and select the “Privacy” tab. Depending on the browser version you are using, select or deselect “Accept cookies from sites” or “Tell sites that I do not want to be tracked”. Any cookies installed can be removed by clicking on the “remove individual cookies” option.

  • CHROME: Click on “Tools > Settings”, and then select the tab “Privacy > Content settings”. After selecting the option “Show advanced options”, select the desired cookie setting. If you do not want cookies to be installed, you may select the option “Block third-party cookies and site data”.

  • SAFARI: Click on “Tools > Preferences” and select the “Security” tab. Under the heading “Accept cookies” choose “Always” or “Never”. If you have an iPhone, you must go to “Settings > Safari” and then select whether you do or do not want to accept cookies.

For more information on disabling cookies visit:

https://support.mozilla.org/es/kb/Borrar%20cookies 

https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=es 

http://windows.microsoft.com/es-xl/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-11-win-7 

http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1677?viewlocale=es_ES 

http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/privacy/ 

POSSIBILITY OF MODIFICATIONS OF THE COOKIES POLICY

Our Website may modify the present Cookies Policy based on legislation or regulation requirements, or in aims to adjust the policy to the guidelines provided by the Belgium Data Protection Authority. For this reason, users are recommended to re-visit such policy on a periodic basis.

When significant modifications to the Cookies Policy are made, users shall be notified through the Website or by means of an e-mail to registered users. 

For any questions or further assistance, contact us at:privacy@stjohns.be.

This cookie policy was last updated in April 2022