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Who are we?

University College School (“UCS”) is a charity registered in England and Wales (charity number: 312748), with its registered office at Frognal, Hampstead, London, NW3 6XH. It operates the domain

Our Cookie Policy

This policy explains what cookies are and how we use them. It explains what information UCS collects using cookies, how that information is used and how to control your cookie preferences. For further information on how UCS collects, uses, stores and keeps data secure, please read our Privacy Notices which can be found in the “Key Information” section of this website.

What are Cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website places in the browser on your device to store preferences. Cookies, by themselves, do not tell us your email address or provide any other personal information. They are designed to hold a small amount of data specific to a particular user and help the website to function, make the website more secure, improve user experiences, and help UCS to understand how the website performs.

Use of Cookies

Cookies that we control are used by the UCS website to help it to function correctly and to enhance your experience when accessing the website.

Third-party tracking cookies are created by domains that are not controlled by UCS.

These allow us to monitor how many users visit the website, and specific pages within the website, every month. This tracking software is provided by Google Analytics. This information is anonymous and no personal information is collected, stored or saved.

We also use the following social media/plugins on this site, which use cookies to ease your use of their sites and/or to collect and/or use data for the various purposes outlined in their own privacy notices:

  • – this allows you to purchase tickets for events held at UCS.
  • – this allows us to publish news stories on our website.
  • – this allows you to apply for a place at one of our schools.
  • – this ensures our compliance with data privacy and consent legislation
  • Twitter – this allows you to access the latest Tweets from @UCSHampstead

How to Control Cookies

The UCS website itself uses a cookie control system which allows the user on their first visit to allow or block the use of Cookies on their device.

Users can also manage their cookie consent at any time by accessing their browser settings. All browsers will allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some allow you to reject just third-party cookies. Please note, blocking any cookies may have a negative impact upon the usability of the UCS website.

Further Information

For further information regarding the use of cookies, please contact us.