Cookies on Ofsted Contacts and Logos sites


This website puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site.

Cookies are used to:

  • measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs

  • remember the notifications you’ve seen so that we don’t show them to you again.

The cookies from this website aren’t used to identify you personally.

You’ll normally see a message on the site before we store a cookie on your computer.

Find out more about how to manage cookies.

Government services

Most services we link to are run by different government departments. These services may set additional cookies and, if so, will have their own cookies policy.

Cookies on the Ofsted website from other websites

During your visit to this website you may notice some cookies that are not related to the Ofsted website. This happens when you visit a page with content embedded from a third party (for example YouTube videos) or use some of the links to social networking sites (for example Twitter). These websites may place cookies on your computer.

Ofsted does not control how a third party uses their cookies. If you are concerned about this, you should check the third party websites' privacy policies for more information about their cookies.

How we use cookies

Measuring website usage with Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use this site. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • the pages you visit on this website

  • how long you spend on each of our pages

  • how you got to this website

  • what you click on while you’re visiting this website.

We don’t collect or store your personal information (for example your name or address), so this information can’t be used to identify who you are.

We don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

Google Analytics sets the following cookies:






This helps us count how many people visit this website by tracking if you’ve visited before

2 years



This helps us count how many people visit this website by tracking if you’ve visited before

24 hours



Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made

1 minute


Remembering your cookie notice preference

We save 3 cookies that let us know you have dismissed the cookie notice so that it doesn’t show again the next time you visit the website. These are necessary cookies.






Saves your cookie preference to let us know you’ve seen and dismissed the cookie notice

100 days



The version of the cookie saved

100 days



Saves your cookie preference to let us know which categories you have accepted

100 days


Remembering your form progress

We save a cookie that helps us display the right information for you on these sites. This is a necessary cookie.






Helps display personalised content to improve your experience of the site

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