Child First Trust

Cookies Policy

BACKGROUND: Our website (“Our Site”) uses Cookies and similar technologies in order to distinguish you from other users. By using Cookies, We are able to provide you with a better experience and to improve Our Site by better understanding how you use it. Please read this Cookie Policy carefully and ensure that you understand it. Your acceptance of Our Cookie Policy is deemed to occur if you continue using Our Site. If you do not agree to Our Cookie Policy, please stop using Our Site immediately.

Definitions and Interpretation: In this Cookie Policy, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions have the following meanings:

“Cookie” Means a small file placed on your computer or device by Our Site when you visit certain parts of Our Site and/or when you use certain features of Our Site;
“Cookie Law” Means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 and of EU Regulation 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).
“Personal data” Means any and all data that relates to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified from that data, as defined by EU Regulation 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”); and
“We/Us/Our” Means Child First Trust, a charitable company registered in England under charity number 1158410 whose registered address is Howlett’s Accountants, Old Forge Court, Elmstead Market, Colchester, Essex.

Information About Us Our website is operated by Child First Trust and is hosted by WordPress. Our Data Protection Lead is trustee Steven Hunt. Child First Trust Manager, Sacha Brakenbury can be contacted by email at or by telephone on 0845 463 1342 or by post at Academy House, 39 Hazel Close, Thorrington, Essex, CO78HJ.

How Does Our Site Use Cookies? Our Site may place and access certain first party Cookies on your computer or device.

First Party Cookies are those placed directly by Us and are used only by Us. We use Cookies to facilitate and improve your experience of Our Site and to provide and improve Our services.

We do not currently use any First Party Cookies but, when we do, we will carefully choose these Cookies and take all required steps to ensure that your privacy and personal data is protected and respected at all times.

By using Our Site, you may also receive certain third party Cookies on your computer or device. Third party Cookies are those placed by websites, services, and/or parties other than Us.

All Cookies used by and on Our Site are used in accordance with current Cookie Law. We may use some or all of the following types of Cookie:

Strictly Necessary Cookies A Cookie falls into this category if it is essential to the operation of Our Site. Such cookies support functions such as logging in, shopping baskets, and payment transactions. These are not currently used by Child First Trust.

Analytics Cookies It is important for Us to understand how you use Our Site, for example, how efficiently you are able to navigate around, and what features you use. Analytics Cookies enable us to gather this information, helping Us to improve Our Site and your experience of it. Child First Trust uses Analytics Cookies.

Functionality Cookies Functionality Cookies enable Us to provide additional functions to you on Our Site such as personalisation and remembering your saved preferences. Some functionality Cookies may also be strictly necessary Cookies, but not all necessarily fall into that category. Child First Trust does not currently use Functionality Cookies.

Targeting Cookies  It is important for Us to know when and how often you visit Our Site, and which parts of it you have used (including which pages you have visited and which links you have visited). As with analytics Cookies, this information helps us to better understand you and, in turn, to make Our Site and advertising more relevant to your interests.

Third Party Cookies Third party Cookies are not placed by Us; instead, they are placed by third parties that provide services to Us and/or to you. Third party Cookies may be used by advertising services to serve up tailored advertising to you on Our Site, or by third parties providing analytics services to Us (these Cookies will work in the same way as analytics Cookies described above).

Persistent Cookies Any of the above types of Cookie may be a persistent Cookie. Persistent Cookies are those that remain on your computer or device for a predetermined period and are activated each time you visit Our Site.

Session Cookies  Any of the above types of Cookie may be a session Cookie. Session Cookies are temporary and only remain on your computer or device from the point at which you visit Our Site until you close your browser. Session Cookies are deleted when you close your browser.

Cookies on Our Site are not permanent. 

For more details of the personal data that We collect and use, the measures we have in place to protect personal data, your legal rights, and our legal obligations, please refer to our Privacy Policy.

What Cookies Does Our Site Use? The key third party Cookie that you may receive whilst on our website is used for anonymously tracking visits to the site. All Cookies used by and on Our Site are used in accordance with current UK and EU Cookie Law.

The following Third party Cookie may be placed on your computer or device:

Google Analytic – URL

Our Site uses analytics services provided by Google as well as those provided by WordPress. Website analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyse anonymous usage information, enabling Us to better understand how Our Site is used. This, in turn, enables Us to improve Our Site and the service we offer. You do not have to allow Us to use these Cookies, however whilst Our use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of Our Site, it does enable Us to continually improve Our Site, making it a better and more useful experience for you.


We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come from, and the pages they visit while they are here.
Find out more about how these cookies are used on the Google privacy site



Consent and Control

You can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your Internet browser at anytime. Most Internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all Cookies or only third party Cookies. By default, most Internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your Internet browser or the documentation that came with your device. You can Withdraw Your Consent at Any Time

If you do not wish to accept cookies in connection with your use of our website, then you will need to delete, and block or disable cookies via your browser settings; see below for more information on how to do this.


The links below provide instructions on how to control Cookies in all mainstream browsers:

Google Chrome:

Microsoft Internet Explorer:

Microsoft Edge: (Please note that there are no specific instructions at this time, but Microsoft support will be able to assist)

Safari (macOS):

Safari (iOS):

Mozilla Firefox:

Android: (Please refer to your device’s documentation for manufacturers’ own browsers)


Changes to this Cookie Policy

We may alter this Cookie Policy at any time. If We do so, details of the changes will be highlighted at the top of this page. Any such changes will become binding on you on your first use of Our Site after the changes have been made. You are therefore advised to check this page from time to time.


In the event of any conflict between the current version of this Cookie Policy and any previous version(s), the provisions current and in effect shall prevail unless it is expressly stated otherwise.


More Information About Cookies

Internet Advertising Bureau A guide to behavioural advertising and online privacy that has been produced by the internet advertising industry can be found at:
Your Online Choices | EDAA

International Chamber of Commerce United Kingdom Information on the ICC (UK) UK cookie guide can be found on the ICC website section:…



Further Information

If you would like to know more about how We use Cookies, please contact Us at by telephone on 0845 463 1342 or by post at Academy House, 39 Hazel Close, Thorrington, CO78HJ.

For more information about privacy, data protection and our terms and conditions, please visit our Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions. Both of which can be found on the Child First website.