GTCS and the use of Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by the websites you visit. They are widely used to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to website managers.

We believe that the cookies across our sites are neither intrusive nor evasive and that they allow us to provide services that teachers could reasonably expect from us. Our cookies are never used for marketing purposes.

Types of cookies on this site

1. ASP.NET_SessionId (Essential Site Cookie)

This cookie is used to provide essential facilities on our site such as MyGTCS. This cookie is deleted when you close your web browser.

2.  _utma, _utmb, _utmc,_utmz (Google Analytics cookies)

These cookies are used to collect anonymous information about how visitors use our site, including information about the number of visitors to the site, where they've come from and the pages they've visited.

We use this information to make improvements to the site and make your web browsing experience more enjoyable.

3. csprobation (Site specific cookie -

This cookie is set by our community software which hosts our blogs and forums. It stores a user's role within the system, for example, a probationer. Having a role such as probationer or student gives access to these forums. The cookie expires 20 minutes after being issued.

How to control cookies

Most web browsers allow some control of cookies through the browser settings. You can set your browser to accept or reject all, or certain cookies.

How to delete cookies

Most cookies are easy enough to delete.