explains what cookies are and which type of cookies we use, how we use them and your choices
regarding their use.
This privacy notice covers websites owned and operated by the Vantage Academy Trust including:
www.vantageacademies.co.uk (including the websites of its schools)
user experience. This policy explains how we do that.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser when you visit a website. A cookie file is
stored in your web browser and allows the service or a third-party to recognise you and make your next
visit easier and the service more useful to you.
Cookies can be ‘session cookies’ which are active from the time you visit to the time you leave a website;
for one session only. Cookies can also be persistent meaning they are stored on your device
remembering your usage and preferences for any future visits to the website.
Cookies serve many purposes; they can help a website remember your device and preferences, allow
us to analyse how our website is performing and recommend content we believe may be the most
relevant for our users.
What sort of cookies does this website use?
Vantage Academy Trust use both ‘session’ and ‘persistent’ cookies on our website across the following
different types of cookies that perform different functions:
1. Essential cookies
Essential cookies are often referred to as strictly necessary as they are crucial for a website to run
correctly. Our website cannot provide our users with the necessary services without the use of essential
cookies which is why they are exempt from regulations which require consent to place cookies on your
device(s). Our ‘contact us’ form for instance would not work properly without essential cookies.
2. Performance Cookies
These cookies allow us to collect information about how visitors use our website, for instance which
pages you visit most often, and if any error messages occur. Performance cookies do not record
information that identify you; all information is aggregated and anonymous. Performance cookies are
only used to improve how a website works.
3. Functionality Cookies
These cookies allow a website to remember certain choices that visitors make when they visit a website
to provide a more personalised service to users. Examples of functional cookies include selecting a
preferred language and text size.
Third Party Cookies
In addition to our own cookies, we may also use various third-party cookies to report the usage statistics
of our websites. Vantage Academy Trust and its websites are linked to Google Analytics, a third-party
service that helps us to monitor performance through statistics.
What are your choices regarding cookies?
Please note that if cookies are disabled or you refuse to accept them, the features of our websites may
not operate properly.
When visiting one of our websites for the first time, you will be presented with a pop up prompting you
to set your cookies preferences. These preferences will typically be saved for any future visits
(persistent cookies) unless you delete or disable cookies in your browser settings. We have provided
details below on how you can find out more information about cookies and instructions to change your
preferences. You can also visit the help pages of your browser.
Where can I find more information about cookies?
You can learn more about cookies and the following third-party websites:
– All About Cookies: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
– Network Advertising Initiative: http://www.networkadvertising.org/
If you have any questions, please contact us using the details below:
Vantage Academy Trust, Newport Road, Great Lever, Bolton BL3 3DT
T: 01204 565001 | E: email@example.com.