Cookies are small text files stored by your internet browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox) on your computer, tablet or mobile phone to enable functionality on a website (for example storing user preferences).
A breakdown of how we use your cookie data
This website uses Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a tool that allows the behaviour of users on a website to be analysed, to help a website owner to provide the best user experience.
Google Analytics generates cookies that identify whether you’ve visited the website before, which pages you visit etc. These cookies cannot be used to identify individuals; they are used for statistical purposes only and the data never shows any confidential information. The data itself is only visible to the website administrator, the relevant marketing personnel within Flint Bishop, and the relevant team at Google.
The cookies are named below:
Google analytics _utmc – This cookie operates in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.
Google analytics _utmv – This cookies stores visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor-level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
IP address and location
This website uses your IP address and its location to provide us with statistical information, based on assumptions, as to who you are. This does not collect personal information and is only visible by the website administrator and the relevant marketing personnel within Flint Bishop.
In all circumstances that our website wishes to track your location, you will be asked for permission prior to it recording this information.
Force24 cookies & tracking
This website utilises Force24’s marketing automation platform. Force24 cookies are first-party cookies and are enabled at the point of cookie acceptance on this website. They allow us to understand our audience engagement thus allowing better optimisation of marketing activity. The cookies are named below:
f24_autoID – This is a temporary identifier on a local machine or phone browser that helps us track anonymous information to be later married up with f24_personid. If this is left anonymous it will be deleted after 6 months. Non-essential, first party, 10 years, persistent.
f24_personID – This is an ID generated per individual contact in the Force24 system to be able to track behaviour and form submissions into the Force24 system from outside sources per user. This is used for personalisation and the ability to segment decisions for further communications. Non-essential, first party, 10 years, persistent.
The information stored by Force24 cookies remains anonymous until:
- Our website is visited via clicking from an email or SMS message, sent via the Force24 platform, and cookies are accepted on the website.
- A user of the website completes a form containing an email address from either our website or our Force24 landing pages.
The Force24 cookies will remain on a device for 10 years unless they are deleted.
Device & browser type and open statistics
All emails have a tracking pixel ( a tiny invisible image ) with a query string in the URL. Within the URL we have user details to identify who opened an email for statistical purposes.
All links within emails and SMS messages sent from the Force24 platform contain a unique tracking reference. This reference helps us identify who clicked an email for statistical purposes.
This website includes functionality to interact with social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. You should be aware that those sites may set cookies while you are using this website.