Cookies Policy

BACKGROUND:

This website www.forestgatecst.org (“Our Site”) uses Cookies and similar technologies in order to distinguish you from other users. By using Cookies, we are able to provide you with a better experience and to improve Our Site by better understanding how you use it.

Please read this Cookie Policy carefully and ensure that you understand it. Your acceptance of this Cookie Policy is deemed to occur upon your first use of Our Site. If you do not agree to this Cookie Policy, you must stop using Our Site immediately.

1.   Definitions and Interpretation

In this Cookie Policy, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions have the following meanings:

“Cookie” means a small text file placed on your computer or device by Our Site when you visit certain parts of Our Site and/or when you use certain features of Our Site;

“Cookie Law” means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 and of EU Regulation 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”);

“personal data” means any and all data that relates to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified from that data, as defined by EU Regulation 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”); and

“We/Us/Our” means Community Schools Trust Ltd, a limited company registered in England under company number 10337377, whose registered address and main trading address is Forest Gate Community School, Forest Lane, London, E7 9BB, United Kingdom.

2.   Information About Us

Our Site is owned and operated by Community Schools Trust Ltd, a Limited Company registered in England under company number 10337377.

Registered address & main trading address:
Forest Gate Community School
Forest Lane
London E7 9BB
United Kingdom

Data Protection Officer   

Email address:
DPO@npw.uk.com

Telephone number:
020 8249 6900

Postal Address:
The Data Protection Officer
Newham Partnership Working
760 Barking Road
London E13 9PJ
United Kingdom

3.   How Does Our Site Use Cookies?

3.1      Our Site may place and access certain first party Cookies on your computer or device. First party Cookies are those placed directly by Us and are used only by Us. We use Cookies to facilitate and improve your experience of Our Site and to provide and improve Our products and services. We have carefully chosen these Cookies and have taken steps to ensure that your privacy and personal data is protected and respected at all times.

3.2      By using Our Site, you may also receive certain third party Cookies on your computer or device. Third party Cookies are those placed by websites, services, and/or parties other than Us. For more details, please refer to section 4 below.

3.3      All Cookies used by and on Our Site are used in accordance with current Cookie Law. We may use some or all of the following types of Cookie:

3.3.1    Strictly Necessary Cookies

A Cookie falls into this category if it is essential to the operation of Our Site, supporting functions such as logging in, your shopping basket, and payment transactions.

3.3.2    Analytics Cookies

It is important for Us to understand how you use Our Site, for example, how efficiently you are able to navigate around it, and what features you use. Analytics Cookies enable us to gather this information, helping Us to improve Our Site and your experience of it.

3.3.3    Functionality Cookies

Functionality Cookies enable Us to provide additional functions to you on Our Site such as personalisation and remembering your saved preferences. Some functionality Cookies may also be strictly necessary Cookies, but not all necessarily fall into that category.

3.3.4    Targeting Cookies

It is important for Us to know when and how often you visit Our Site, and which parts of it you have used (including which pages you have visited and which links you have visited). As with analytics Cookies, this information helps us to better understand you and, in turn, to make Our Site and advertising more relevant to your interests. Some information gathered by targeting Cookies may also be shared with third parties.

3.3.5    Third Party Cookies

Third party Cookies are not placed by Us; instead, they are placed by third parties that provide services to Us and/or to you. Third party Cookies may be used by advertising services to serve up tailored advertising to you on Our Site, or by third parties providing analytics services to Us (these Cookies will work in the same way as analytics Cookies described above).

3.3.6    Persistent Cookies

Any of the above types of Cookie may be a persistent Cookie. Persistent Cookies are those which remain on your computer or device for a predetermined period and are activated each time you visit Our Site.

3.3.7    Session Cookies

Any of the above types of Cookie may be a session Cookie. Session Cookies are temporary and only remain on your computer or device from the point at which you visit Our Site until you close your browser. Session Cookies are deleted when you close your browser.

3.4      Cookies on Our Site are not permanent and will expire as indicated in the table below.

3.5      For more details of the personal data that we collect and use, the measures we have in place to protect personal data, your legal rights, and our legal obligations, please refer to our Privacy Policy.

3.6      For more specific details of the Cookies that we use, please refer to the table below.

4.   What Cookies Does Our Site Use?

4.1      The following first party Cookies may be placed on your computer or device:

Name of Cookie Purpose & Type Strictly Necessary Expires
EU_CC_xxx Records whether user accepts the use of cookies. Yes 100 days
has_js Records whether or not JavaScript is supported by the user’s web browser. No When the browsing session ends
webform-xxx[yyy] Records submissions of online forms. No 24 hours
SESSxxx A “session cookie” enabling the website to associate all the user’s activity within one visit (or “session”) – for example, to keep administrative users logged in. (More info.) Yes 23 days

In the above table, “xxx” and “yyy” refer to variable sequences of digits (from 0 to 9).

4.2      The following third party Cookies may be placed on your computer or device:

Name of Cookie  Purpose & Type Provider Strictly Necessary Expires
GPS Enables tracking based on geographical information.  YouTube No 30 minutes
PREF Enables tracking of how users watch YouTube videos across different websites. YouTube No 8 months
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Measures the user’s bandwidth on pages containing YouTube videos. YouTube No 6 months
YSC Tracks YouTube videos watched by the user. YouTube No When the browsing session ends
IDE Targeting, optimisation, and reporting of online ads (within YouTube videos). DoubleClick No 13 months
test_cookie Targeting, optimisation, and reporting of online ads (within YouTube videos). DoubleClick No Less than 24 hours

4.3      Our Site uses analytics services provided by Google. Website analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyse anonymous usage information, enabling Us to better understand how Our Site is used. This, in turn, enables Us to improve Our Site and the products and services offered through it. You do not have to allow Us to use these Cookies, however whilst Our use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of Our Site, it does enable Us to continually improve Our Site, making it a better and more useful experience for you.

4.4      The analytics service(s) used by Our Site use(s) analytics Cookies to gather the required information.

4.5      The analytics service(s) used by Our Site use(s) the following analytics Cookies:

Name of Cookie Purpose & Type Provider Strictly Necessary Expires
_ga Used to distinguish users. (More info.) Google No 2 years
_gat Used to throttle request rate. (More info.) Google No 1 minute
_gid Used to distinguish users. (More info.) Google No 24 hours
NID The NID cookie contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20), and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on. (More info.) Google No 6 months

5.   Consent and Control

5.1      Before any Cookies that are not strictly necessary are placed on your computer or device, you will be shown a pop-up banner requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies you are enabling Us to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies unless those Cookies are strictly necessary; however certain features of Our Site may not function fully or as intended.

5.2      In addition to the controls that we provide, you can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all Cookies or only third party Cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device.

5.3      The links below provide instructions on how to control Cookies in all mainstream browsers:

5.3.1    Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en-GB

5.3.2    Microsoft Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/278835

5.3.3    Microsoft Edge: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/products/microsoft-edge
(Please note that there are no specific instructions at this time, but Microsoft support will be able to assist)

5.3.4    Safari (macOS): https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411?viewlocale=en_GB&locale=en_GB

5.3.5    Safari (iOS): https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201265

5.3.6    Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-Cookies-website-preferences

5.3.7    Android: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform%3DAndroid&hl=en
(Please refer to your device’s documentation for manufacturers’ own browsers)

6.   Changes to this Cookie Policy

6.1      We may alter this Cookie Policy at any time.  Any such changes will become binding on you on your first use of Our Site after the changes have been made.  You are therefore advised to check this page from time to time.

6.2      In the event of any conflict between the current version of this Cookie Policy and any previous version(s), the provisions current and in effect shall prevail unless it is expressly stated otherwise.

7.   Further Information

7.1      If you would like to know more about how we use Cookies, please use the following details:

Email address:
info@communityschoolstrust.org

Telephone number:
020 8534 8666

Postal Address:
Community Schools Trust
Forest Gate Community School
Forest Lane
Forest Gate
London E7 9BB

7.2      For more information about privacy, data protection and our terms and conditions, please visit our Privacy Policy.