Privacy Policy

London Borough of Islington Privacy and cookies

This privacy policy only covers the Islington Learning Gateway website. Websites linked to and from this site are not covered by this policy.

External links disclaimer

Our site contains links to external websites. Although we make every effort to ensure these links are accurate, up to date and relevant, London Borough of Islington cannot take responsibility for pages maintained by external providers.

If you come across any external links that don't work, we would be grateful if you could report them to us at learning@islington.gov.uk

Please note that external links from this website may include material of a political nature. Islington City Council takes no responsibility for information contained on external links from this website. Views expressed on external sites are not necessarily those of the Council itself.

Personal Data

Where personal data is requested, the data is only used for the purpose stated and will not be given or sold to any third parties. We may pass your details on to third party service providers who are contracted to Islington City Council in the course of dealing with your request. These third parties are obliged to keep your details securely, treat them confidentially and will use them only to fulfil the request and will dispose of the information at the appropriate time. eg to ensure we make reasonable adjustments to ensure a positive learning experience.

The Data Protection Act 1998 (EU Directive 95/46/EC) came into effect on the 24 October 1998 and was brought into force on 1 March 2000. The act relates to a wide range of personal data, not just that held in computer systems. It now includes data held in manual filing systems, video and closed circuit television images (CCTV).

The relevant documents are available to view or download below.

If you have a query about a data protection issue in relation to Islington City Council, please call (01273) 291207

Cookies

The Islington Learning Gateway website uses cookies to function effectively.

  • We use cookies to remember settings you have chosen, like website translation and font size, and actions you have taken, for example submitting a form. This means you don’t need to re-enter this information each time you visit a new web page.
  • We use cookies to gather information about how our website is used to help us maintain and develop our services. For example we monitor what pages and links are most popular.
  • We do not use cookies to personally identify you or collect information about you as an individual.

You can decide what cookies are allowed and delete cookies at any time by adjusting settings on your web browser. Please be aware that restricting cookies may have an impact upon the functionality of our website. Scroll down to see the cookies used and our summary of terms to find out more about cookies.

Google analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Session id
Name Purpose Expires
ASPSESSIONID We use this cookie so that once you have logged on with username and password you won’t have to do it for every page you request from our site. When you close your browser.
Accessibility Cookies
Name Purpose Expires
textl This cookie is only set by our Content Management System when you choose an accessibility option. This cookie is used to remember "text size" choices chosen by the user. It collects information in an anonymous form. 24 hours
textd This cookie is only set by our Content Management System when you choose an accessibility option. This cookie is used to remember "text only view" choices chosen by the user. It collects information in an anonymous form. 24 hours
highc This cookie is only set by our Content Management System when you choose an accessibility option. This cookie is used to remember "high contrast" choices chosen by the user. It collects information in an anonymous form. 24 hours
Google Analytics
Name Purpose Expires
_utma For more information, see the Google Analytics Privacy Policy. You can choose to opt out of Google Analytics. 2 years
_utmb For more information, see the Google Analytics Privacy Policy. You can choose to opt out of Google Analytics. 30 minutes
_utmc For more information, see the Google Analytics Privacy Policy. You can choose to opt out of Google Analytics. when you close your browser
_utmz For more information, see the Google Analytics Privacy Policy. You can choose to opt out of Google Analytics. 6 months

Summary of terms

Browser
A software application that displays web pages. The most popular ones used to access websites are Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla and Firefox.

Cookie
A cookie is a small text file from a web server stored on your computer by your web browser. Web sites use cookies to 'remember' if a user has visited the site before and keep information about previous visits, for example (pages visited, preferences set). Cookies can also be used to store temporary information as a user moves from page to page within a site (items in a shopping basket etc.). Find out more about cookies and how you can manage them by using the help function on your browser or go to www.aboutcookies.org

IP (Internet Protocol)
All networks connected to the internet speak IP, the technical standard which allows data to be transmitted between two devices. TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) is responsible for making sure messages get from one host to another and that the messages are understood.

IP address
If you are connected to the Internet you have one, for example it may look something like this 198.184.98.9.

User session
A user's visit to a site. Begins when the user first accesses any page on a given site and ends after a visitor has left that site and not revisited it within a specified amount of time (normally 20 minutes) or when the user's browser is closed.

Web server
Delivers (serves up) web pages to your computer.