Privacy & Cookies Policy

LFE takes your privacy very seriously. We process all information in accordance with the applicable UK data protection legislation. You can find out more about how we look after your personal information by clicking on the applicable link below. Please refer to this policy each time you submit your personal information.

Privacy notice for learners and parents/guardians

Click here for the privacy notice that applies to apprentices, ex-apprentices, participants in assessment trials, individuals taking part in our Life Skills programme and all other types of learners, and the parents/guardians of learners

Privacy notice for Erasmus+

Click here for the privacy notice that applies to learners on our Erasmus+ programme, parents/guardians of those learners, football club staff and contacts at organisations attended as part of the Erasmus+ programme

Privacy notice for football club and college contacts

Click here for the privacy notice that applies to current and former football club staff, college/training provider staff and delivery partners whose details LFE holds as part of our programmes and educational services

Updating your information

In the event that there is a change to your personal information, for example your contact details, please let us know of this by writing to , so that we can keep your information up to date and accurate.

Contact us

If you have any queries about this Privacy Policy, or you wish to access or update your information please e-mail or write to League Football Education, EFL House, 10-12 West Cliff, Preston PR1 8HU.


What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files which contain a small amount of visitor specific and website specific data. Cookies are stored temporarily on your computer while you browse our website and are necessary for certain features of the site to work.

Currently we employ an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that we assume that you are happy with the usage of cookies. If you are not happy with this, you should either delete LFE cookies after using our website or use your browsers anonymous browsing settings (called “Incognito” in Chrome, “InPrivate” for Internet Explorer, “Private Browsing” in Firefox and Safari etc.)

If you decide to disable cookies on our website then some of its features may not function correctly and this may have a negative effect on your browsing experience.

What sort of cookies does LFE use?

The cookies used on the LFE website fall into the following categories:

Essential cookies

Some cookies are essential for the operation of our website. For example, some cookies ensure our contact forms work correctly throughout the site, and on the Progression Opportunities Board page a cookie is used to define a new browsing session for each user of the page. If a visitor opts to disable cookies, they may not be able to contact us using our forms and some elements of the Opportunities Board may not work correctly..

Functionality cookies

LFE use functionality cookies to enhance services, such as allowing users to watch videos, answer Goal of the Month polls and to track the usage of our website.

First Party cookies

LFE use Google Analytics to track website visitor statistics, including the number of site visits. Google Analytics is also used to track visitor behaviour, allowing us to identify effective and popular pages and develop ways to improve the website’s content and user experience.

Third Party cookies

LFE also use and allow third parties to serve cookies on our website.

We use YouTube to embed videos on the website, including our Goal of the Month videos.

We also use Google Maps embeds on the contact pages of our website.

LFE use social sharing buttons within the News section of the site, these allow readers to tweet, share and like our news articles on Twitter and Facebook. We also use a subscribe button within our articles to allow users to sign up to our email marketing list.

All of the above serve cookies on the LFE website, we do not control the settings of third party cookies, so we recommend that you check the relevant websites for further information on these cookies.

Tracking users who open our emails

LFE use email marketing software to record when users open our marketing emails. Our emails may include a campaign unique “web beacon pixel” to let us know when a campaign is opened and to allow us to verify and see link clicks within the email.

We may use this information to assess which of our email campaigns are the most interesting to our contacts and to identify users who do not open our emails. The pixel is deleted when the email is deleted.