Cookie Notice

Updated: 2nd March 2018

John Taylor Multi Academy Trust (JTMAT) and it partner organisations may use cookies and related technologies to provide you with a fast, safe, and personalized experience on its sites. Cookies also help us understand how certain features are being used, and allow us to improve our sites for all users. Below we explain more about what cookies are, how we and our third party partners use them, and how you can control their usage.

By accessing and using our sites without disabling cookies on your device or opting out of third-party cookies, you consent to our use of these cookies and the information we collect with them. If you do not consent, please disable or block cookies in your browser using the methods described below under “How to Control Cookies.” For more detailed information about what data we collect from our users, please read our Privacy Notice.

What are Cookies?

A cookie is a piece of information in the form of a very small text file that is placed on an internet user’s device. It is generated by a web page or app server, which is a device that operates a service. The information the cookie contains is set by the server and it can be used by that server whenever the user visits the site. A cookie can be thought of as an internet user’s identification card, which tell a web site or app when the user has returned.

What websites/services?

The JTMAT operate a large number of websites, typically one domain per partner organisation. This policy is intended to cover the following domains:


Cookies set by JTMAT

JTMAT and its partner oganisations websites, use cookies to deliver, measure, and improve its platform in several different ways. We always attempt to use secure cookies, which means the data contained in them can only ever be transmitted over an encrypted connection. Our general categories of use are outlined below.


When you log in to one of our websites, we set a cookie that uniquely identifies you so that on subsequent visits to the site you automatically stay logged in. This is a persistent cookie with a duration that varies depending in the service provider.


In order to understand how users interact with and to further improve our websites, we sometimes collect anonymous data about website usage and store it in cookies. We also set a cookie containing a unique, random value so that we can anonymously identify you each time you come to the website. These cookies can be set with durations anywhere from just the current session up to several years.

Google Analytics is a service provided by Google that aids us in analyzing how users interact with and navigate our websites. Google Analytics uses cookies to capture anonymous statistics about your usage of the website. This information cannot be used to identify you individually, and the data is only used in aggregate to analyse broad trends in usage of the website.


Some of our website will store your preferences about how the site is displayed or used in a cookie. For example, some our our sites offer a translation service, this data is sotred within a cookie.

Social Media

Some of our websites display data (feeds) from social media services including Twitter and Facebook. Cookies can be used by these social media service to acertain your logon status.

Additional References

How to Control Cookies

Besides opting out of third party cookies, you can control and/or delete cookies used by any of our sites at any time. For instructions on how to do this depending on what browser you are using, visit Information Commissioners Office. You can delete all existing cookies on your computer and set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. However, please note that if you do this, our websites may not function properly.