Cookie Policy

Last updated:  02/05/2018

Financial Relationships (“us”, “we”, or “our”) uses cookies on http://www.financialrelationships.co.uk (“the Service”).  By using the Service, you consent to the use of cookies.

Our Cookies Policy explains what cookies are, how they are utilised, how third-parties we may partner with may use cookies on the Service, and your choices regarding these cookies additional information regarding cookies.

  

What is a cookie?

 A cookie is a small text file that sent to a web browser (i.e. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome etc.) and downloaded onto a device such as a computer, tablet or smartphone when a website is accessed.  This file allows the website to remember a device as well as storing some information pertaining to how an individual uses the site or choices they have made when doing so.

In other words, the website will remember you when you return to the site and respond according to choices you have previously made.

 

How do I turn cookies off?

Turning cookies off is usually straightforward by accessing your browser’s settings and prevent it from accepting cookies from a particular website.  However, it is important to remember that preventing a browser from accepting cookies from a website may impair the functionality of that website meaning that not all aspects of the site may work as intended.

If you wish to disable your browser from accepting cookies, these settings can usually be found in the Options or Preferences menu of the browser.

For instructions on adjusting cookies settings for individual browsers, please see the following links for more information:

Internet Explorer
Firefox
Chrome
Safari web
iOS

 

Which cookies do we use?

 This website uses Google Analytics to track visitors to the website, identify whether a session is new or if the visitor has previously been to the site.

The specific cookies that are used and their individual functions are listed below:

 _utma 

  • 2 years from set/update
  • Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library executes and no existing _utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

_utmt 

  • 10 minutes
  • Used to throttle request rate.

_utmb

  • 30 mins from set/update
  • Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library executes and no existing _utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

_utmc

  • End of browser session
  • Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the _utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.

_utmz 

  • 6 months from set/update
  • Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

 

Useful links

If you would like additional information on cookies, Microsoft have this guide which you may find useful.  Additionally, further information can also be found on  Wikipedia.

 

Legal information surrounding privacy issues can be found in the Data Protection Act 1998 and with the Information Commissioner’s Office.

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