We may update this policy from time to time to reflect changes in technology or legislation which may affect the way in which cookies are used by us and how you as a user, can manage them.
What is a cookie?
Cookies are small pieces of information, stored in simple text files, placed on your computer by a web site. Cookies can be read by the web site on your subsequent visits. The information stored in a cookie may relate to your browsing habits on the web page, or a unique identification number so that the website can “remember” you on your return visit. Generally speaking, cookies do not contain personal information from which you can be identified, unless you have furnished such information to the website.
The cookies used are based on the International Chamber of Commerce guide for cookie categories:
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around websites and use the websites’ features, such as accessing secure websites or secure areas of websites. Without these cookies, some services cannot be provided.
These cookies allow Friends First’s websites to remember choices you make and can provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made on any parts of web pages that you could customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video. Other examples include cookies that keep track of your progress when filling online application forms.
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.
- Targeting cookies
Targeting cookies remember individual websites you have visited and can help Friends First to present relevant and targeted online advertising to you. Targeting cookies may be placed on your machine when you visit a Friends First website page. When Targeting cookies have been placed on your device, they can be recognised by subsequent websites you visit, and this allows those sites to present targeted Friends First advertising to you based on your previous web browsing activity. While targeting cookies can track your visits around different websites, the information collected is anonymous. Users can set their browsers to accept or reject all, or certain, cookies. If you would like more information how to manage cookies, please see the next section,
How to manage and disable cookies?
For more information about how to manage cookies, including opting-out of different types of cookies please visit: aboutcookies.org
You can also find more information about how to opt-out of targeting cookies by visiting: youronlinechoices.com
Please note if you choose to opt-out of receiving cookies, you may lose some features or functionality of our websites.