What are cookies?
Cookies are very small, completely safe and secure text files which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website or application. Your web browser (e.g. Safari, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox) then sends these files back to the website or application every time you return so that your user personal settings can be recognized. Cookies are useful, helping website developers and companies to improve your website browsing experience. Some cookies are strictly necessary to enable you to move around the site or to provide certain basic features. Others are used to monitor and improve our website’s functionality and performance.
We do not ever sell or share any information collected by cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties, except where required by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies).
What cookies we use on our website
Anonymous Analytics Cookies: Analytics provide us with key information about anonymous user behaviour. Whenever a user visits our website, web analytics software provided by a third party generates an anonymous analytics cookie. These help us find out whether or not you have visited the FS4EU website before, how many individual unique users visit the site, what pages they look at most frequently etc.
Social Website Cookies: The FS4EU website allows you to share content on social media networks like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. This functionality is enabled via the use of third party cookies. In this case, privacy implications vary and depend on the privacy settings you have chosen when registering with the social media sites. Our site enables sharing through Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Session Cookies: Session cookies are used for users’ movement through the website. They allow you to proceed through many pages of the FS4EU site quickly and easily without having to authenticate or reprocess each new area you visit. Session cookies are not stored on your computer and they will expire when you close your web browser.
Analytics Cookies: Cookies used for analytics help collect data that allows services to understand how users interact with a particular service. These insights allow services both to improve content and to build better features that improve the user’s experience.
How you can control cookies
If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies on your device, you can do this in your browser settings:
- Apple Safari Users
- Internet Explorer Users
- Mozilla Firefox Users
- Google Chrome Users
If you use a browser that is not listed above, try the “Help” section of your browser.
You can find more information about cookies at: http://www.allaboutcookies.org