Privacy and Cookies
Your data privacy is important to us and we take our responsibility regarding the security of your personal information very seriously.
We are committed to protecting your personal information and to being transparent about the information we are collecting about you and what we do with it.
If you would like to find out more, please take a look at our Privacy Notice.
Tonbridge School terms are provided to explain how we collect and use information about you so that you can make an informed choice about using the website.
If you use our site to request admissions information then we will normally store your contact details on a database. This is to allow us to send you other related information in the future and we do not sell, trade or offer this information to others.
By continuing to use this website you agree to the use of some Cookies,. More detail can be found below.
What are cookies?
'Cookies' are small text files that are stored by the browser on your computer or mobile phone. Websites are able to read and write these files, allowing them store things like personalisation details or user preferences. You can think of cookies as providing a "memory" for the website, enabling it to recognise a user and respond appropriately. Some cookies also provide meaningful reports about a website's visitors.
Cookies are used by almost all websites, for a variety of purposes:
- Analysis of visitor behaviour (known as 'analytics')
- To personalise pages and remember visitor preferences.
- To manage shopping carts in online stores
Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
For more information, please take a look at these two sites;
Any area which requires you to log in (such as any part of the Parent Portal) requires cookies in order for it to remember who you are.
Other parts of the website which don't require you to log in only use Google Analytics cookies. These cookies do not identify people, but instead just record web traffic, allowing us to see which areas of the site are most popular and to tailor our content accordingly.
Can cookies threaten my privacy?
Cookies are stored on the computer's hard drive. They cannot access the hard drive - so a cookie can't read other information saved on the hard drive, or get a user's e-mail address etc. They only contain and transfer to the server as much information as the users themselves have disclosed to a certain web site.
A server cannot set a cookie for a domain that it is not a member of. In spite of this, users quite often find in their computer files cookies from web sites that they have never visited. These cookies are usually set by companies that sell internet advertising on behalf of other web sites. Therefore it may be possible that users' information is passed to third party web sites without the users' knowledge or consent, such as information on surfing habits. Tonbridge School explicitly does not use this type of cookie.
How do I turn cookies off?
All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings - these will usually be found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your browser.
We do not recommend turning cookies off if you intend to log in to the Parent Portal.
However, in order to turn off the tracking cookies (Google Analytics), please go to
Information about us
Our Site is operated by The School. "The School” means Tonbridge School as now or in the future constituted. We are a charity registered in England and Wales with registration number 1097977. We have our office at Tonbridge School, High Street, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1JP, England.
Accessing Our Site
We do not guarantee that Our Site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted.
No reliance on information
The content on Our Site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on Our Site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on Our Site is accurate, complete or up-to-date.
Intellectual property rights
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You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, or produce pdf documents of any page(s) from Our Site for your personal use. You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.
Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on Our Site must always be acknowledged.
You must not use any part of the content on Our Site for commercial purposes.
Limitation of our liability
To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to Our Site or any content on it, whether express or implied.
We will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with use of, or inability to use Our Site or use of or reliance on any content displayed on Our Site.
We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of Our Site or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.
We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on Our Site. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
Linking to Our Site
You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.
You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
Only Tonbridge School staff and the School’s nominated website provider have permission to modify Our Site. Attempting to damage or compromise Our Site in any way is strictly forbidden.
We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.