Cookie Policy

What are Cookies?

A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent from our web server to your browser when you visit our website. It is stored on your hard drive. Internet browsers normally accept cookies by default but it is possible to set a browser to reject cookies.

Further information on cookies can be found here at

Our cookies

Cookies allow us to recognise devices and track how our visitors use our site. We use cookies that are essential for you to navigate or provide you with basic website features. Data collected from some cookies helps us enhance the performance of the website and offer you a better user experience.

There are several types of cookie that are used to keep track of information needed by a site user as they travel from page to page within a website.

  • _ga
    This cookie is used by our Analytics package Google Analytics.
    This cookie stores your browsing session on our website and is used to login to the My Montessori area of the site.
  • wordpress_*
    One or more cookies may be set by our content management system WordPress and these are required for browsing the site.
  • cookieStatus
    This cookie remembers your acceptance of the use of cookies on our site.

First-party cookies

Cookies can be used to track internet activity after the user has left a website. These are normally facilitated by organisations external to the website being visited and are generally known as ‘third-party’ cookies. They usually have a long lifetime with several months being quite common. They are ‘harvested’ and ‘refreshed’ whenever the user visits a page where the same or a similar cookie is being used.


We currently use Google  Analytics to measure and analyse visitor information related to our web site. For that purpose, your IP address, Internet traffic data and data on your browser type and PC are collected using several cookies (_utma, _utmc, utmb, utmz):

Third-party cookies and microsites

The domain specified in the cookie relates to the cookie’s owner (the “party”), who has set the cookie cookies will have the Montessori domain specified in a cookie. These are first-party cookies.

We use a number of cookies. These are used to analyse your browsing for future improvements and to provide certain useful functions such as storing your login details.

A third-party cookie is set when you visit a site but the domain named in the cookie sent to your computer is not the same as the website. For example, if you visit, you may visit the Born Inside website. Even though you have visited montessori, the cookie will be from the Born Inside website.

My Montessori login

The Member login cookie holds login information regarding the current session from a user on the site. It is used for quick reference and is encrypted by to ensure security. Your Montessori Login also gives you access to complete online application forms, payments and for current students and parents to access course or school specific information, handbooks,and course notes etc.

Session Cookie

The SessionId cookie is related to the Member login cookie. It is used to create a session cookie that contains ‘session id’ and is required for everyone visiting the site. This helps to maintain security and to keep track of visitor data. It is a required cookie for forms where it allows the data entered to be processed.

External Media

We sometimes embed media content from external websites. Pages with embedded media content, for example photos from flickr or videos from YouTube, may provide cookies from these websites.

Rejecting cookies

Internet browsers normally accept cookies by default but it is possible to set a browser to reject cookies. If this is done it is important not to exclude the benign and useful cookies. Choose an option that rejects all third party and long-lived cookies.

If you do not want cookies stored on your computer you can remove them using the following methods.

For Google Chrome

Google Chrome version 14 or above:

  • Click the wrench button in the upper-right corner of the Chrome window. Select Options.
  • In the Navigation pane, click Under the Hood.
  • In Privacy, click Content Settings.
  • In Cookies, click All cookies and site data.
  • Click the Remove All button to delete all cookies stored in Chrome.
  • If you’re using an earlier version of Google Chrome, navigate to the Cookies section of your Chrome browser. Click Remove All to delete all cookies.

For Firefox

In the latest version of the Firefox browser:

  • Select the Firefox menu.
  • Select Options
  • Select Options again.
  • Click the Privacy tab.
  • Select the History section
  • Click the Remove Individual Cookies link.
  • At the bottom of the Cookies window, click Remove All Cookies to delete all cookies created from your Firefox browser.

For Safari

In version 5 or later of Apple’s Safari browser:

  • Click the Gears menu in the upper-right corner of the Safari window.
  • Select Reset Safari.
  • Check Remove all website data. You can uncheck everything else if you only want to delete cookies.
  • Click Reset to delete all cookies created from your Safari browser.

Internet Explorer

In the latest version of Internet Explorer:

  • Select Tools from the Internet Explorer window
  • Click Delete Browsing History.
  • Check the box next to Cookies. You can uncheck everything else if you only want to delete cookies.
  • Click Delete to remove all cookies stored in Internet Explorer.