Website Policy - Cookies
What is a cookie?
cookie is a small text file that is downloaded onto ‘terminal
equipment’ (eg a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone) when the user
accesses a website. It allows the website to recognise that user’s
device and store some information about the user’s preferences or past
What cookies are used on
please click on the thumbnail below where you can watch and listen to a
minute video explaining how Google manages and deploys its cookies.
How do I turn off cookies?
For the websites that you visit if would prefer not to accept cookies on your computer you can
change the settings of your browser, but each browser has its own
specific settings. If you click on the website link below you will be
taken to a page that shows you, in an easy pictorial way, how to adjust
your browser settings to allow and disallow cookies. The following
browers are covered: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge and
Please note that if you turn off cookies or change your settings, some
website features may not work correctly eg Facebook.
Website Policy - Privacy
Keeping Children Safe On the Website
If photographs of children appear on the website the following rule is applied:
- Where an image of a pupil is displayed then no name linking the image to the pupil is used.
Contact details or surnames of pupils are not used on the website.
regard to photographs appering on the website, the Federation asks the
permission of parents/carers before allowing images to appear.
.How personal information is dealt with on the website
No personally identifiable information is used on the website. The website is organised in the following way.
- There is no facility for a visitor to enter a user name and password on the website.
- No personal details - name, address, phone number or email address are stored on the site.
- No financial transactions take place on the site.
the Contacting Us page there is no contact form for a visitor to fill
in. Instead there are email contact buttons which a visitor can click
on to make contact with the Federation.
- On the Contacting Us page a static map giving the location of the Federation is displayed rather than a Google interactive map.
computer connected to the internet is provided with a unique (domain)
name and an IP (Internet Protocol) address.The Federation does not host the
website, this is done by a company called LCN
When a visitor comes to the website the LCN servers log the visit. Over
a period of time it is possible for us to log into the LCN portal to
see how many visitors have come to the website, how long they have
stayed, which pages they have visited and what part of the world they
have come from. This is useful information in that it gives statistical
information about which pages are the most popular. As no personal user
information is used on the website it is very unlikely that any
personal details can be tracked after visiting the site. The
information that is collected by the LCN servers stays within the
comapany on their servers.
Links to other websites
website does contain links to other websites of educational interest
which we beleive are safe to use. However, once you have used these
links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any
control over these external website(s). As such we cannot be
responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you
provide whilst visiting such sites.