Privacy and Cookies

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

If you want to learn about cookies and your privacy you can find information here –

Personal Privacy Notices

Under the Data Protection Act 2018, individuals have a right to be informed about how the School uses any personal data that we hold about them. We comply with this right by providing ‘privacy notices’ to individuals where we are processing their personal data.

The privacy notices below explain how we collect, store and use personal data.

Privacy Notice – HVS Parents, Carers & Students
Privacy Notice – HVS Staff
Privacy Notice – HVS Visitors & Contractors
Privacy Notice – HVS Trustees, Governors & Volunteers
Privacy Notice – HVS Job Applicants
Privacy Notice – HVS Alumni


We, Hoe Valley School (HVS), Egley Road, Woking, Surrey, GU22 0NH, are the ‘data controller’ for the purposes of data protection law.

Our Data Protection Officer (DPO) is:
Judicium Consulting Ltd
Address: 72 Cannon Street, London, EC4N 6AE
Telephone: 0203 326 9174