Cookie Policy

Effective Date: 17-Aug-2023
Last Updated: 17-Aug-2023

What are cookies?

This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are and how we use them, the types of cookies we use i.e, the information we collect using cookies and how that information is used, and how to manage the cookie settings.

Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. They are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us make the website function properly, make it more secure, provide better user experience, and understand how the website performs and to analyze what works and where it needs improvement.

How do we use cookies?

As most of the online services, our website uses first-party and third-party cookies for several purposes. First-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function the right way, and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.

The third-party cookies used on our website are mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with our website, keeping our services secure, providing advertisements that are relevant to you, and all in all providing you with a better and improved user experience and help speed up your future interactions with our website.

Types of Cookies we use

Necessary

CookieDurationDescription
cookieyes-consent1 yearCookieYes sets this cookie to remember users’ consent preferences so that their preferences are respected on subsequent visits to this site. It does not collect or store any personal information about the site visitors.
ct_pointer_dataneverCleanTalk sets this cookie to prevent spam on the site’s comments/forms, and to act as a complete anti-spam solution and firewall for the site.
apbct_headlessneverCleantalk set this cookie to detect spam and improve the website’s security.
apbct_page_hitsneverCleanTalk sets this cookie to prevent spam on comments and forms and act as a complete anti-spam solution and firewall for the site.
apbct_visible_fieldsneverCleanTalk sets this cookie to prevent spam on the site’s comments/forms, and to act as a complete anti-spam solution and firewall for the site.
apbct_cookies_testneverCleanTalk sets this cookie to prevent spam on comments and forms and act as a complete anti-spam solution and firewall for the site.
ct_timezoneneverCleanTalk–Used to prevent spam on our comments and forms and acts as a complete anti-spam solution and firewall for this site.
apbct_prev_refererneverFunctional cookie placed by CleanTalk Spam Protect to store referring IDs and prevent unauthorized spam from being sent from the website.
apbct_timestampneverCleanTalk sets this cookie to prevent spam on comments and forms and act as a complete anti-spam solution and firewall for the site.
apbct_urlsneverCleanTalk Spam Protect sets this cookie to prevent spam on our comments and forms and acts as a complete anti-spam solution and firewall for this site.
apbct_pixel_urlneverClean Talk sets this cookie to make WordPress anti-spam cookies, e.g., spam on forms and comments.
PHPSESSIDsessionThis cookie is native to PHP applications. The cookie stores and identifies a user’s unique session ID to manage user sessions on the website. The cookie is a session cookie and will be deleted when all the browser windows are closed.
apbct_site_landing_tsneverCleanTalk sets this cookie to prevent spam on comments and forms and act as a complete anti-spam solution and firewall for the site.

Functional

CookieDurationDescription
ct_ps_timestampneverClean Talk sets this cookie to prevent spam on the site’s comments or forms.
ct_checkjsneverClean Talk sets this cookie to prevent spam on the site’s comments or forms.
ct_fkp_timestampneverClean Talk sets this cookie to prevent spam on the site’s comments or forms.
__cf_bm29 minutesCloudflare set the cookie to support Cloudflare Bot Management.

Analytics

CookieDurationDescription
CONSENT2 yearsYouTube sets this cookie via embedded YouTube videos and registers anonymous statistical data.
ct_screen_infoneverCleanTalk sets this cookie to complete an anti-spam solution and firewall for the website, preventing spam from appearing in comments and forms.
_gid1 dayGoogle Analytics sets this cookie to store information on how visitors use a website while also creating an analytics report of the website’s performance. Some of the collected data includes the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.
_ga_*1 year 1 month 4 daysGoogle Analytics sets this cookie to store and count page views.
_ga1 year 1 month 4 daysGoogle Analytics sets this cookie to calculate visitor, session and campaign data and track site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognise unique visitors.
_gat_gtag_UA_*1 minuteGoogle Analytics sets this cookie to store a unique user ID.

Advertisement

CookieDurationDescription
YSCsessionYoutube sets this cookie to track the views of embedded videos on Youtube pages.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE5 months 27 daysYouTube sets this cookie to measure bandwidth, determining whether the user gets the new or old player interface.
yt-remote-device-idneverYouTube sets this cookie to store the user’s video preferences using embedded YouTube videos.
yt-remote-connected-devicesneverYouTube sets this cookie to store the user’s video preferences using embedded YouTube videos.
yt.innertube::requestsneverYouTube sets this cookie to register a unique ID to store data on what videos from YouTube the user has seen.
yt.innertube::nextIdneverYouTube sets this cookie to register a unique ID to store data on what videos from YouTube the user has seen.

Uncategorized

CookieDurationDescription
VISITOR_PRIVACY_METADATA5 months 27 daysDescription is currently not available.

Manage cookie preferences

Cookie Settings

You can change your cookie preferences any time by clicking the above button. This will let you revisit the cookie consent banner and change your preferences or withdraw your consent right away.

In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. Listed below are the links to the support documents on how to manage and delete cookies from the major web browsers.

Chrome: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/32050

Safari: https://support.apple.com/en-in/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac

Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/clear-cookies-and-site-data-firefox?redirectslug=delete-cookies-remove-info-websites-stored&redirectlocale=en-US

Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/how-to-delete-cookie-files-in-internet-explorer-bca9446f-d873-78de-77ba-d42645fa52fc

If you are using any other web browser, please visit your browser’s official support documents.

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Cranmer Education Trust is a company limited by guarantee and an exempt charity registered in England. Company registration number: 07687709. Registered Office: Cranmer Education Trust, c/o Blue Coat School, Egerton Street, Oldham OL1 3SQ. The website address is www.cranmereducationtrust.com and the phone number 0161 785 5082.