This Website Privacy Notice sets out the data processing practices carried out through the use of the Royal Hospital School website. If you have any requests concerning your personal information or any queries with regard to these practices please contact us at Please note that all data thus captured will be used and held in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulations.





Information Collected


We collect information from visitors to this website through the use of email hyperlinks. We also collect your details when you email us with an enquiry or complete an enquiry or booking form.


In addition to the above, we collect information automatically about your visit to our website. Please see our cookies section for more details.

Use of personal information and data

We process personal information collected via this website for the purposes of providing information about products and services, providing and personalising our services, and dealing with your enquiries and requests.

Data capture information

We will send you information according to the preferences you submit when you email us. If you would like to change these preferences at any point, please email us at or call us on +44 (0) 1473 326200. Alternatively you can also write to us at Royal Hospital School, Holbrook, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 2RX.


Please note that we will never pass the information you have provided us to any third parties for marketing purposes.


We will not share your data with third parties unless we are obliged to disclose personal data by law, or the disclosure is 'necessary' for purposes of national security, taxation and criminal investigation, or we have your consent.

Other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites that are outside our control and are not covered by this privacy policy. If you access other sites using the links provided, the operators of these sites may collect information from you that will be used by them in accordance with their privacy policy, which may differ from ours.

Internet-based transfers

Given that the internet is a global environment, using it to collect and process personal data necessarily involves the transmission of data on an international basis. This means for instance that data you pass to us may be processed outside the European Economic Area, although the data will always be held securely and in line with the requirements of UK data protection legislation.

Use of cookies

A cookie is a small piece of information sent by a web server to a web browser, which enables the server to collect information from the browser. Find out more about cookies on

We use cookies to identify you when you visit this website and to keep track of your browsing patterns and build up a demographic profile.

Most browsers will allow you to turn off cookies. If you want to know how to do this please look at the menu on your browser, or look at the instruction on Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.


We use suppliers who may also set cookies on their websites on its behalf. Our website does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the third party websites for more information about these.


We use the following cookies on our site:

Description Default expiration time? Who owns this data? Is this a 1st party or 3rd party cookie?
_ga Used to distinguish users 2 years Google 1st
_gid Used to distinguish users 24 hours Google 1st
_gat Used to throttle request rate 1 min Google 1st
AMP_TOKEN Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. 30 seconds to 1 year Google 1st
_gac_ Contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and Adwords accounts, Adwords website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt out. Learn more. 90 days Google 1st
__utma Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 2 years from set/update Google 1st
__utmt Used to throttle request rate 10 minutes Google 1st
__utmb Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library execute and no existing __utmb cookie exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 30 minutes from set/update Google 1st
__utmc Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjuction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit. End of browser session Google 1st
__utmz Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 6 months from set/update Google 1st
__utmv Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 2 years from set/update Google 1st
_atvc Randomly generated URL token added to social sharing widget. 2 years Google 1st
_atuvs Randomly generated number added to social sharing widget. 30 minutes Google 1st

More information about the above cookie can be found on the Google Analytics Developers' Guide.

We use information collected from cookies and other technologies like pixel tags, to improve your user experience and the overall quality of our services. When showing you tailored ads, we will not associate a cookie or anonymous identifier with sensitive categories, such as those based on race, religion, sexual orientation or health.

We may combine personal information from one service with information, including personal information, from other web services - for example to make it easier to share things with people you know. We will not combine Google DoubleClick cookie information with personally identifiable information unless we have your opt-in consent.


How to Control and Delete Cookies

We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you.

However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our websites, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.

If you wish to view a cookie's code, just open your cookie file in your browser and click on a cookie to open it. You'll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie.

For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

To opt-out of third-parties collecting any data about your interaction on our website, please refer to their websites for further information.


Please note that this privacy policy is subject to change from time to time. It was last reviewed in April 2018.


If you would like to view further information, please visit our 'Policies and Safeguarding' page.